Tag Archives: God

35 Years Ago Today

It didn’t make world headlines, but 35 years ago today I married a woman who changed my life forever. Oh, I’d been “in-love” a few times before, only to have those all-important giddy-gooey feelings fade away. But then, nearly a … Continue reading

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Just Ask Creation

“Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson “Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what … Continue reading

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The Sky: God’s Canvas

The sky communes with the heavens. Lucky sky. Then it reaches down and touches us. Lucky us. Yet the sky isn’t one thing — it’s many things. And the heavens aren’t many things — they’re everything. Only the God who … Continue reading

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Tend to Your Roots

“The death of a dream is often a subtle form of idolatry. We lose faith in the God who gave us the big dream and settle for a small dream that we can accomplish without his help.” ~Mark Batterson

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After the Storm

Buildings that have been traumatized by storms need restoration. So do human hearts. 2020 has been full of such storms. I know of no greater path to restoration than to trust in our designer and builder, the One who loves … Continue reading

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What If It’s Not How We Expect It to Be

Dear believers: What if God’s plans for the future don’t go the way we expect them to? (Has the present?) What if everything plays out in a way we could never have imagined? Does it matter? Has it ever? All … Continue reading

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Lord, Order My Steps

“It’s ‘not by bread alone’ we live, but by ‘every word’ that comes from His mouth (Deuteronomy 8:3). Not every paragraph or sentence, but every word. Not every year or every month, but every moment. God’s word is ‘a lamp … Continue reading

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Warning: Prayer is Dangerous

I asked God for advice, and he said, “OK. Change.” I replied, “No, no, there you go again misunderstanding my requests!” Warning: If you ask God for guidance, he’s going to tell you to change. This is why prayer is … Continue reading

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Our Audience is Growing

I’m grateful to announce that, despite minimal advertising (we’re not exactly the Walt Disney Company) my feature film Healing River is one of the top-rated films on Amazon Prime. Result? Its viewing numbers have increased every week since it premiered–and … Continue reading

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Comfort is Infectious

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we may comfort others who are in trouble with the … Continue reading

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