How to Pray for a President You Can’t Stand.

Can’t bring yourself to pray for our new president? Perhaps you can, but can’t fathom the idea of praying for the president who just left office?   Today is President’s Day or Washington’s Birthday (observed), a federal holiday celebrating the…

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What Do You Grab in Times of Crisis?

Before I stopped living the life of Jonah and answered God’s call on my life, I had a predictably failed career in the film and theater industries. My first paid roles came sooner than I expected, the summer before college,…

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Review: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

Donald Miller is best known for his memoir, Blue Like Jazz, but his life seemed to stall after the book was published. In an attempt to bring his memoir to the big screen, Miller learned the elements of storytelling and…

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When We Refuse to Walk

Coming from Vermont, I’m still not used to the beautiful weather in South Carolina. While a severe snowstorm was oppressing my friends in the North, we were experiencing a light breeze and temperatures in the mid-sixties. The colors are still bleak…

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Heroes of Faith Training: Control

As many of you know, the Bat Pastor leads those who desire Spiritual Growth in the ways of becoming a Hero of Faith. TODAY’S TRAINING: 1. CONSIDER: Comic book heroes win by taking control, but Heroes of Faith win by…

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Mary Etta’s Diary: Going to the Grange

EXCERPT:
“…The diaries have a mild musty smell now and the penciled scrawling have begun to ware, but I sometimes enjoy opening the yellowed pages and reading what Nana (my great-grandmother) and her mother recorded on that day decades ago. Today I reflect on an entry by my great-great-grandmother, Mary Etta Stiles written on this day in 1940…”

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I Knew Dom DeLuise When He was a Priest: A Eulogy

Now, I know what your thinking, “Dom DeLuise and Debbie Gibson? Not to mention Joshua J Masters, Phish, Bernie Sanders as a Rabbi, Ms. Vermont, and a girl from Hannah Montana?” (Yes! That’s five Hannah Montanas… six,) “I’ve got to see this movie!”

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Nana’s Diary

  I spent much of my youth on my great-grandmother’s home. Nana llived on the family farm that had been in the Stiles family for generations. The 1977 picture of me on my pony, Snoppy has the same building as…

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