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How do You Forgive the Unforgivable?

I’ve just finished the first draft of the novelization of my feature film Over-the-Rhine (distribution plans in-the-works), a story about the hard work of forgiveness, and more. How do you forgive the unforgiveable? To begin with, you have to remember … Continue reading

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Profanity 101

No, I’m not going to teach you how to cuss. My guess is you already know how. When I was in my early 20s, I was proud of my liberal use of profanity. It was what set me apart from … Continue reading

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Two Things

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” ~John 15:13

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Can Anyone Who is “Un-Saved” be Redeemed?

Not everyone uses the term un-saved. But Jesus said, and our own eyes tell us, that there are people who are on paths of self-destruction, whose choices are toxic to themselves and to others. I know, because I was one … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Creator

“He will be gracious at the sound of your cry. When He hears, He will answer you…and whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: ‘This is the way–walk in … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Beauty abides in common things If only we choose to see it And grace will turn our limbs to wings If only we choose to free it ℘  “Often when we blame our artists for painting ugly things, they are but striving to … Continue reading

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It’s My Birthday

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