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The Power of Forgiveness

Broken Stone, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand (photo by Victor Guntin) Theologian David Seamands once told my friend, retired pastor Jerry Kirk, that half the people in mental hospitals could leave if they learned to forgive themselves. “Yes,” Jerry … Continue reading

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Let it Flow!

There’s never been a better time to talk about healing. From civil strife and viral fear. From isolation. In the midst of a worldwide medical/social pandemic, we’re more alienated than ever from each other, and oddly enough from ourselves. Why? … Continue reading

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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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