Tag Archives: love

Dog Days

The term “dog days” means the hottest part of summer, and it is indeed where I live. But, then, if you’re a dog, all days are dog days! Dog Breeds Lavatory Retriever (“Get help, Lassie!”) Bird Dog    Caterpillar Dogerpillar … Continue reading

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Loving the Wartzenalls

Family. A mixture of people we get and don’t get. People we like, and people we would never have chosen to be with if we had a choice. But we don’t. Because they’re family. Right? I haven’t seen my cousin … Continue reading

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Love Has a Language All Its Own

God, teach us to… (Click on any image to enlarge) Love innocently. Love unexpectedly. Love without reservation. Love like a child.

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My grief is a three year old.

Originally posted on yellowlamplight:
I had that thought the other day–that my grief was a three year old.  I smiled.  I couldn’t help it.  The comparison was too humorous.  Too true. My grief really is a three year old in…

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How do You Forgive the Unforgivable?

I’ve just finished the first draft of the novelization of my feature film Over-the-Rhine (distribution plans in-the-works), a story about the hard work of forgiveness, and more. How do you forgive the unforgiveable? To begin with, you have to remember … Continue reading

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God’s Fools

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”  ~Jim Elliot Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, and half a dozen additional team members shared the vision of bringing God’s love to one of he … Continue reading

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Blades of Grass

A personal paraphrase of Psalm 90 Father You have always been our home Before the mountains were thrust up Or the earth itself was shaped You were our God Yet at your word we turn to dust For time has no … Continue reading

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