Posts made in September, 2015

IN GOD’S IMAGE: THE SCI-FI CHRISTIAN, Part 1: Ben De Bono

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in In God's Image Interview Series, Reviews & Recommendations

Where do I start with The Sci-Fi Christian? I love this podcast.

Co-hosts Matt Anderson and Ben De Bono share a real gift through their show. They provide excellent insight and natural conversation on a wealth of topics ranging from Free Will to Star Wars (of course), and they do so in a way that makes the listener not only informed but better suited to engage content going forward. Over the next two weeks, we’ll get to know both Ben and Matt better, but I assure you that my interviews will not do justice to who these guys are and what they do.

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Echoes of Dreams

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Writer's Diary

Echoes. They can almost hurt.

Saturday, September 12, I got an echo of the dream of writing full-time again. My wife went to an all-day conference at our church. I worked on a variety of projects–formatting old pages on this site and also revising my second novel, To Retreat From Romance. I had a triple-feature of films from my Fall Viewing List playing in the background–first 2010’s The Social Network, followed by 1994’s Hoop Dreams, and then 2006’s Once. I ended the afternoon with season 1 of Hulu’s The Booth at the End. Plus, I was able to (finally) build two lego sets I had received for my birthday in June. My wife got home, we had dinner together and then watched Scott Derrickson’s The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Indeed, the day was wonderful.

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Already Caught in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hype Machine…

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Offsite Content, RandoMusings

Once again, I am getting sucked into a marketing malstrom. Once again, it is for Star Wars. I’ve been here before. In 1999. In 2002. And in 2005 (though, I did dodge the 2008 Clone Wars fiasco).

Oh well, we are who we are. I have been skeptical of J.J. Abrams’ take on the space saga of a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away; and frankly, I still am. Disney’s other powerhouse franchise machine, Marvel, continues to leave me disappointed with nearly every outing. But Star Wars is Star Wars, and as a fan of the prequels, I have to excited for this one, right? (since, according to pretty-much-everyone: it has to be better)

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FALL 2015 PERSONAL GOAL & TASK SET

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Addiction Recovery, Faith, Hope, and Love, Writer's Diary

For those who’ve known me (or my work) for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard me talk about things like personal strategy, seasonal goals, and day-to-day life management. These are not just buzz words to me; they are essential tools for a life well-lived—-at least my life, well-lived. I understand that an individual can have seasons of survival—-times when personal hardship have left someone just trying to “get through” each passing minute. I’ve had more than my fair share of these. When the clouds begin to break, however, one has the ability to look ahead toward what might be. Rarely is a better season of life created by sheer force of will. Sometimes, we must dig in our heals, break a sweat, and fight for something more, often against our own poor habits or base tendencies. Below I’m sharing my personal goal set for the coming 3 months, not to boast of all I hope to do but, rather, to show how improvement-based living might look.

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