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Imagine Having to Explain to Your Child…

Renika Williams, center, in the feature film Healing River. This week in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a black man named George Floyd choked to death while a white police officer knelt on his neck, ignoring his pleas. I am not qualified to … Continue reading

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Does God Answer?

God rarely tells me what he’s doing. But he’s always more than willing to show me what he wants me to do. Some years back I landed an invitation-only position in a CBS workshop for up-and-coming comedy writers. Was I … Continue reading

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Build Your House on a Rock!

Connecting With God This post and the last Connecting with God aren’t the flashiest I’ll ever write. But they may be the most important. Why? Because prayer is the most important thing we can do. Period. Real prayer—not empty ritual—is … Continue reading

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Storing the Truth in Our Hearts

Connecting With God In my last Connecting With God post, I talked about memorizing Scripture. That should have been easy for me, since I’d been acting ever since the 6th Grade Talent Show.  Nope. Memorization was the thorn in my … Continue reading

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“Us Time” With God

Connecting With God One of my favorite comic strips when I was a kid showed an astronaut radioing Earth, “No signs of life,” while standing in an immense footprint he’d mistaken for a crater! Previously (God, Are You There?), I … Continue reading

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God, Are You There?

Connecting With God The trajectory of my life is toward God. Now. But it wasn’t always. My first few decades were spent racing in the opposite direction. I was raised a practical atheist, by which I mean God was simply … Continue reading

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Prayer is Air!

“Deep Sea Diver” by TolyanMy Connecting With God While I was working my way through college, my buddy Dean was hitchhiking his way up Pacific Coast Highway. A few years later, I had a shiny new bachelor’s degree and was … Continue reading

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