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Two Things in Life You Can’t Fake

Photo by Paul Duncan Thought for the Week There are two things in life you can’t fake: singing and sincerity. People may not tell you, but they know instantly when you’re off-key. So, before you go out on stage, make … Continue reading

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Childlike, Not Childish

Childishness is fine for children. But Jesus calls us to grow spiritually. And yet at the same time to become more childlike. Isn’t that a contradiction? No, because being childish is trusting in something limited and flawed, like ourselves. But being … Continue reading

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Learn…and Move On

I’m on location shooting a film this week, so my posts will be short but (hopefully) sweet. Thought for the Week If we are wise (and if we are not, no advice will help us) we will learn not to … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Always Tell the Truth, Even When You’re Lying

Photo by Thom Milkovic Most of us are familiar with the Blind Men and the Elephant story. Its point is twofold: No one has a complete picture, even if they were “there in person,” but… Everyone knows what they think … Continue reading

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Everythingism

Photo by Shashank Sahay (unsplash.com) Thought for the Week Many people say that all religions are equally valid, and that it’s unfair or that it’s infringing on other people’s rights to say otherwise. When did everythingism replace tolerance? The U.S. … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Wrestled With God?

Thought for the Week “Have you ever wrestled with God or your conscience over a choice you were afraid to make? For what it’s worth–and it’s worth a lot–God gets that. He’s been there (Matthew 26:39). And yet that single … Continue reading

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Be the Change

Photo: ‘Pinecone’ by Aaron Burden at unsplash.com Thought for the Week The phrase “be the change you want to see” has been attributed to many people. But in one form or another it’s been around for as long as anyone … Continue reading

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The Real Thing

“They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is forever worthy of praise!” ~Romans 1:25 Don’t just talk about what’s Real. Show it. Be it.

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Know Thyself

Artwork by naradjou14 (deviantart.com) “People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, … Continue reading

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Truth Is a Hard Path

Photo: David John Terry (pinterest.com) Thought for the Week Truth is not comforting. It’s a hard path to stay on. It’s rocky and unpredictable, refusing to show us what we wanted to see, taking us where it will, rather that … Continue reading

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