Tag Archives: hope

Reflection of Light – Look, See, Pray

Originally posted on Look, See, Pray:
Not every experience, photograph or person has to be outstandingly dynamic. Ordinary is good. We have become addicted to the buzz of adrenaline. Bigger, better, faster, louder, brighter- and usually more expensive to us…

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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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The devils are here

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Hell will be one of the most well-known concepts ever:is there anybody who needs to tellempty feelings, pains and people who feed on each other,and is there anybody to tell we are living hell;all vain trials,…

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Failure or Success?

Failure is the first milestone on the road to success, and the second…and the third…and the fourth… The more ambitious the destination, the more milestones there’ll be. So keep going, because it only becomes the road to failure if you … Continue reading

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Take the Stairs

“For faith is the assurance of what we hope for, and the conviction of what we cannot see.” ~Hebrews 11:1

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We Will Walk Together Again

We will walk together again, my friends, if not in this kingdom, then in the next. And when we do, O, the stories we will tell!

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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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The Journey of a Thousand Stairs

What is it about stairways? Few inventions (although, arguably, nature thought of them first) are so metaphorical. Say, “Stairway” and people think “to Heaven” before they think of literal stairs. We can’t help but make metaphors out of them. They … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Survive – Live!

“Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… It is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength.” There are few writers whose words seem to me more relevant 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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