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Humility Keeps Us Real

Photo by Kyle Johnson (unsplash.com) Thought for the Week I’m always surprised by the number of attractive, scantily-clad young women who want to be my friends on Facebook—clearly due to my sparkling personality and rugged good looks. Then I see … Continue reading

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Slow-Growing Beauty

Thought for the Week I took this photo of magnolia buds on a recent walk. It may be the only time I’ve ever snapped a shot of tree buds. In fact, I rarely even notice them. Instead, early each spring … Continue reading

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Own Your Errors

Thought for the Week “Admit your mistakes,” is hardly the motto of our current culture. If anything, it’s the opposite. Being exposed for having ever been anything other than what one claims to be can mark the end of a … Continue reading

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Opinions!

I dislike you for the same reason I dislike Former Me & Future Me–because they disagree with Current Me! “My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I’m right!” ~Ashleigh Brilliant    “Do not be angry that you … Continue reading

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Live with Honor

“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”  ~Socrates        “Therefore…clothe yourselves with hearts of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”    ~Colossians 3:12 “For we make a … Continue reading

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Mixed Motives

If it weren’t for mixed motives I’d have no motives at all. I’m an idealist. I want (earnest cliché alert) to make the world a better place. But I’m also a hopeless egoist, and no matter what I do I can … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

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Production photo from my feature film Over-the-Rhine My Recipe for Humble Pie I was directing my first feature film and thought I knew everything I needed to know. I mean, heck, I have a master’s degree…

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Truly I Tell You…

A learned Theologian passed away. At that same moment, a Child died. In the blink of an eye, the two appeared before God. The Theologian wrinkled his nose and said, “Hmm, you’re not what I expected.” But the Child threw open her … Continue reading

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Stubbornness

Stubbornness is the trademark of contemporary culture. It seems that no one can be wrong anymore, or, God forbid, compromise on anything. Is stubbornness bad, then? Well, at its core, it’s simply a refusal to give up. And when it … Continue reading

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The Light of Humility

Studies have shown that most eyewitnesses of an event believe they have observed all that occurred. And yet, the same studies reveal, not one witness can ever accurately recount the entire event. Until we turn on the light of humility, … Continue reading

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