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Extraordinary God

I prayed for guidance this morning, adding my usual, “Lord, you know I can’t do this without you.” Then I remembered the part I usually forget, “But with you, I can’t fail.”

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What I Didn’t Expect Was…

Last weekend, while my wife was off leading a one-day spiritual retreat, I expected to spend the day polishing up our little tarnished patch of earthly paradise. First, I expected to climb up onto the roof with my trusty electric … Continue reading

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Life-Producing Sorrow

Originally posted on Feeding On Jesus:
“For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death” (2 Cor. 7:10, ESV). There is a place for sorrow over our sins. However, God carefully differentiates…

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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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The Waiter from Hell?

All I wanted from our server was for him to tell us what the specials were, to make a few recommendations, and then bring us our food, quickly and hotly (is that a word?). Instead, he seemed offended at everything, … Continue reading

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The Real Me

I prayed before sunrise this morning, confessing my failings, admitting my fears, seeking to better know my God. Later on, at the bathroom mirror, I was startled to see the face of an adult staring back at me. Why? Because … Continue reading

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Bee Happy

I found a bee in my house. The poor thing was weak, struggling to move. So I picked it up. It barely budged. I was going to put it out of its misery, but then I thought, “Wait, why not … Continue reading

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