Tag Archives: grace

The Revolution to End All Revolutions

“Love your enemies.” Outrageous! No one had ever dared propose such a thing before. It’s called grace, unmerited favor toward those who don’t deserve it (which is everyone, by the way). And it’s at the very the core of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Grace Places

“A woman who reverences the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” ~Proverbs 31:30-31 My Featured Bloggers this week are two women … Continue reading

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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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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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