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My Dress Rehearsal for Death

In the year 2000 I found a golf ball-sized lump in my neck. Not having swallowed any golf balls recently, I decided I’d better see a doctor. Dr. Yamagata was the opposite of the cold-but-efficient Asian doctor stereotype. He was … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to President Trump

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Dear President Trump, I’ve tried so hard to figure out how to articulate what I need from you, what I believe the people of the United States and the rest of the world need, from…

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A Real Person of Prayer

The philosopher-theologian Evelyn Underhill penned these words a hundred years ago.(God, grant that I might live to personify them.) “What then is a real man of prayer? “He is one who deliberately wills and steadily desires that his intercourse with … Continue reading

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The Month My Life Changed

I’d been trying “forever” to make movies, believing it was something God had called me to do. But I simply didn’t have the funds. So five years ago this month I got a bunch of talented volunteers together to shoot … Continue reading

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Overcoming “That Guy”

Have you ever crashed head-on into the old you, and discovered how much you dislike that worldly, self-absorbed person? I have. And, truth be told, there’s still far too much of him in me–1% would be too much, and frankly … Continue reading

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Doubt and Faith

Part Two: Faith (To read Part One, click here) “Count it all joy when various trials fall upon you, because the testing of your faith produces perseverance; and perseverance, when it has completed its work, will make you whole and … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Good Mormon

Part Two (Conclusion) I’m not a Mormon, nor am I a fan of Mormon teachings (although I know and love quite a few Mormons). But that’s not what this post is about. Read on… To read Part One, click here. … Continue reading

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