Tag Archives: healing

It Is To Laugh

Originally posted on Thoughts Along the Way:
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”?- Psalms 126.2 The heat…

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Redeeming Our World

“Then the LORD God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to cultivate and watch over it.” ~Genesis 2:15 As we return, post-lockdown, to the world around us, so does the pollution we create. If it … Continue reading

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Thank You!

Dear followers friends: You have made Healing River a hit! Amazon updates show that viewings of Healing River tripled last month and are continuing to go up! It’s now being watched every day by thousands who neither follow this blog … Continue reading

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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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Fame vs. Flame

A Filmmaker’s Journal Four years ago on a June day like this we wrapped production on my first feature film as a writer-director Healing River (then titled Over-the-Rhine). Never dreaming it would take as long as it did for the … Continue reading

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Knowing Leads to Healing

It’s easy to vilify names, faces and images. Online. On social media. In the news–real, fake or a mix of both. The only way to know the truth is to know someone. To listen, to learn, and to care for … Continue reading

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Isolation Sucks, and yet…

We seem to have hit critical mass. More than any other time during the pandemic people are suffering the effects of isolation: loneliness, depression, anger (domestic violence is up), longing for escape (drug sales are soaring). But if we to … Continue reading

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Hope is More Virulent than Fear

It was our last “normal” day together. Sunday (after online church, hmm), we ate at a favorite local restaurant (remember those?), and watched a movie at a local theater (remember those?). It was The Invisible Man, an excellent film about … Continue reading

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Love and Death

Everything that matters is tied to death. Forgiveness, resolving differences,* healing hurts. When death looms, we suddenly remember the only thing that matters is love. If only death were always with us we would finally learn how to love. But … Continue reading

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Love is the Greatest Healer

“Love cures people. Both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.” ~ Karl A. Menninger

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