Tag Archives: God

Don’t Trust God?

“Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” ~Romans 8:35 “For we know that God works all things together for the good of those who … Continue reading

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Shift Your Focus

“Although we tend to think about saints as holy and pious, and picture them with halos above their heads and ecstatic gazes, true saints are much more accessible. They are men and women like us, who live ordinary lives and … Continue reading

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Parable of the Spare Change

Hey, I’m Brandon. So I lost my job. On Labor Day, no less. Which isn’t funny. It actually kinda sucks. I mean, everybody tells you what you wanna hear: “It’ll work out. You got this!” Only nobody means what they … Continue reading

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Be Real

“Humility makes us real.” ~Thomas Merton †

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To Be Like Him

I’m particularly taken with this translation of Revelation 22:4 by theologian Dallas Willard. It captures viscerally the heart-stirring truth that to know God, “to see Him as He truly is,” is to be like Him (1 John 3:2). Oh, that … Continue reading

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Another Thief on the Cross

Photo by My Ticklefeet I’d just finished a month-long gig, teaching acting in London and Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, and had said goodbye to the last of my students. It had been a heady time, suffused with history. I had tickets … Continue reading

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What is Real

“The prayer preceding all prayers is, ‘May it be the real I who speaks. May it be the real Thou that I speak to.’” ~C. S. Lewis ∞

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A Hard School

Photo by Alex Conchillos My cousin Cody struggled his entire short life with depression, addiction, and soul crushing self-doubts. He learned to drive that wretched machine in a hard school. And yet in the midst of the struggle he found … Continue reading

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An Inspirational Journey

I’m up to my proverbial eyeballs in projects once again – the chiefest of which is my daughter’s wedding (which I’m officiating, btw)! Hence, I’ll be on hiatus for a week or so. Therefore, this is the perfect time for you … Continue reading

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An Unknown Future

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” ~Corrie ten Boom ~AΩ~

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