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Sorrow – Lessons from Grief

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Loss and grief are inevitable parts of life. We know this, but that doesn’t make it easier to manage. In fact, the inevitable is often a source of anxiety for some. Despite how ab-so-lute-ly…

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The Seeds of Grace

A pastor friend recently asked me to speak about forgiveness. Knowing my history with the subject as a writer, filmmaker and teacher, he suggested I do a follow-up to his own recent message on forgiveness. This provided a surprising opportunity … Continue reading

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Bless the Beasts and the Children

My heart has been troubled at how unimaginably brutal our world has become of late. So the only thing that felt appropriate was to post this collection of reminders, both silly and sweet, that love and kindness still exist. For … Continue reading

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Impressions of Easter

The meaning of Easter cannot be contained in a single image or quote, but perhaps the following impressions will serve as a source of contemplation. Of course, the only way to express the true spirit of Easter is to embody … Continue reading

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The Power of Slowing Down

Photo by Rosanne Jordan Thought for the Week I hate the fact that adverse experiences teach me more than easy-peasy-everything-pleasey ones do, but like it or not, it’s true. Yet I often fail to learn the lessons they offer, and … Continue reading

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Don’t Pass it On

Photo by GAIMARD Thought for the Week “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” ~Romans 12:2 A high percentage of abusers were themselves abused as children–physically, verbally, sexually. Other people may … Continue reading

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Self-Delusion

Photo by Ante Gudelj “Love, real love, is the ultimate antidote for self-delusion.” ~from The Wishing Map ♥

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Our Butterfly Effect

People tend to think of Matthew 6:33 as a promised reward for righteousness (or justice), and in a sense it is that. But it’s much more. It’s each of us playing our role in “resetting” this broken world, putting in … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Want to Be #1

That’s a pretty tabloidy title for a God-oriented guy like me. Maybe not quite up there with “Flying Saucer Lands on White House Lawn!” But the thing is, it’s true. God doesn’t want to be number one in our lives. … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Father

Photo: Train from Sarajevo to Mostar (prg2sg.wordpress.com) It’s hard for me to believe he was born 93 years ago this month. But it’s even harder for me to believe that I’ve outlived my father by 25 years; I could end … Continue reading

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