Tag Archives: God

The Greatest Artist of All Time

He’s had the longest career of any artist in history, and at a considerably advanced age is still crafting new works. He creates in every medium–sculpture, engraving, painting, even performance art–and the scale of his work runs from the subatomic to the cosmic. Some … Continue reading

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The Inspirational Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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Why (at Least Some) Bad Things Happen

I don’t often get a sense of “why bad things happen.” You know, the “senseless” stuff we didn’t plan on—illness, lost income, the death of a friend. But a few years back, while writing the screenplay for my movie Healing … Continue reading

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What if Our Conception is Wrong?

My Featured Blogger this week is Gordon Couch, aka “Rocky,” of The Fractured Rock. Rocky is a retired businessman, world traveler, and longtime teacher at his church. He and his wife of 50 years have the foothills of Tennessee’s spectacular … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Heart

Photo by Marko Blažević “Peace is simplicity of heart,  serenity of mind,  tranquility of the soul,  the bond of love.  Peace means order,  harmony in our whole being…  It is the holy joy of a heart in which God reigns.” … Continue reading

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Stop Squirming!

“For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. Therefore, do all things without grumbling and disputation.”  ~Philippians 2:13-14 †

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Our Masterpiece

Photo by Ashwini Chaudhary I love the fact that the sky is always changing, never exactly the same, sometimes subtly different, sometimes breathtakingly so. Last night the moon was a shimmering crescent cradled by a perfectly-formed diamond of zelkova branches. … Continue reading

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Caption This Photo

Feel free to be snarky (hard to resist), or to wax metaphorical like some of these writers have: “When a man is standing at the top of a cliff, it isn’t fear of falling that keeps him rooted to the edge … Continue reading

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Self-Delusion

Photo by Ante Gudelj “Love, real love, is the ultimate antidote for self-delusion.” ~from The Wishing Map ♥

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My Own Private Easter

‘A Boy in the Forest’ by Pikila When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. Having … Continue reading

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