Tag Archives: grace

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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Throw it Away

“Only those who throw their lives away for my sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live.” ~Mark 8:35 May the good news of God’s grace invade every part of … Continue reading

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Short Cut?

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.” ~Matthew 6:19-21 “For all have sinned and fall short of the … Continue reading

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Grace 101

“None of us gets paid according to merit, for none of us comes close to satisfying God’s requirements for a perfect life.”  ~Philip Yancey “We cannot find Him unless we know we need Him.”  ~Thomas Merton “He has shown you, … Continue reading

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Theology 101

A professor of religious studies informed his students on the last day of the term that not one of them had demonstrated a satisfactory understanding of Christianity. He ordered them to take out a blank sheet of paper and, in … Continue reading

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The Hard Work of Forgiveness

My new film Over-the-Rhine, which has its world premiere in Orlando next month, is about forgiveness. So the subject is very much on my mind. How do you forgive the unforgiveable? To begin with, you have to remember that, while … Continue reading

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