Tag Archives: meaning of life

More Like Him

“We are His children, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. But we know that when He appears, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is.” ~1 John 3:2

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The Year I Invented Myself

My first actor headshots, age 14 My Real Memoir Almost the moment we hit our teens, we become sentient beings. Before that we’re racoons: too clever for our own good (or at least our parents’ good), and basically untamable. Not … Continue reading

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The Perfect Church Service

“The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God.” ~C.S. Lewis “I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD. They will be My people, … Continue reading

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If You Know the Way…

“Live life with a due sense of responsibility, not as those who do not know the meaning of life, but as those who do.” ~Ephesians 5:15 In other words: If you know the way, show the way. †

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Your Purpose

Thought for the Week: “The purpose of your life did not begin with you, and it will not end with you.” ~The Wishing Map

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Bringing Grandpa Home

My Real Memoir Somewhere along the line Grandma and Grandpa McLaughlin had moved from Los Angeles to the foot of California’s San Gabriel Mountains. Dating back to the early 1900s, the town of Upland was full of half-timbered craftsman homes … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Living

I’m up to my proverbial eyeballs in projects once again – the chiefest of which is my daughter’s wedding (which I’m officiating, btw)! Hence, I’ll be on hiatus for a week or so. Therefore, this is the perfect time for you … Continue reading

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When You Search for Me…

Photo by Johannes Plenio “You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all of your heart.” ~Jeremiah 29:13 ~AΩ~

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My Own Private Easter

‘A Boy in the Forest’ by Pikila This is an excerpt from Fool’s Odyssey, an autobiographical narrative I wrote some years back, based on a journal I’d kept as a young man searching for the meaning of life. It seems … Continue reading

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“Coincidence? I Think Not!”

“Coincidence? I think not!” is a cliché used to tease people deemed naïve, those who think every slight similarity is fraught with cosmic meaning. And yet there are those times when something is so coincidental, we sense it really must … Continue reading

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