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My Thanksgiving Prayer

My Thanksgiving prayer is for perfect peace, for atheists, Christians, Muslims, Jews, for all to sit down at the glorious feast, attained by the most incomparable news of a King who called us sisters and brothers, forgiving our foolish, desperate … Continue reading

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Prayer Changes People

“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” ~Jeremiah 29:13      “For the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”     ~James 5:16

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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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