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How much do you resemble Jesus?

posted by Gayle Trotter

“We’re not supposed to have hope because we bury our heads in the sand and we pretend that awful things are not happening the world. The real nature of Christian hope is to look at all the terror that we […]

Need some fresh air?

posted by Gayle Trotter

“Jesus said, ‘If you love me, you will do what I command.’  Some people live on the ‘Do what I command’  side of that comma, but we need to get back to the ‘If you love me’ side of that […]

The Thorny Places with Shayne Wheeler

posted by Gayle Trotter

“The only way we can go in and experience the transformative presence of Christ is to go in these difficult places assuming that we’re not coming back.” Gayle Trotter:  I’m speaking with Shayne Wheeler, author of The Briarpatch Gospel. Your […]

Exceptional Gratitude

posted by Gayle Trotter

“The way that you demonstrate exceptional gratitude is you give freely, from your heart, to those who are in need.” Tommy Newberry spoke with me about his new book, 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life.  With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted […]

Can Music Set You Free?

posted by Gayle Trotter

Thanksgiving inspires us to pause and count our blessings of family and friends. Defiant Requiem, a new film showing Jewish life in the Nazi concentration camp Terezin, filled me with similar thoughts of gratitude and admiration. Many of the inmates […]

The Catholic Church has AIDS

posted by Gayle Trotter

Offending seemingly everyone and everything is not easy. Still, the creators of “South Park” managed that feat in their 2004 movie “Team America: World Police.” The movie includes a scene depicting a Broadway production, “Lease,” a parody of the critically […]

Beauty and Prayer

posted by Gayle Trotter

“You possess a rare beauty, my love, in here,” Snow White’s mother tells her as she touches Snow White’s heart. “Never lose it.” The new film Snow White and the Huntsman captivates the audience with a dramatic retelling of the […]

A Fine on Faith?

posted by Gayle Trotter

Tomorrow at noon, in cities all across the U.S., people will be gathering in support of religious freedom.  These Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rallies follow the successful March rallies held in 145 cities across the nation, drawing 63,000 people. […]

Ten Commandments: You decide

posted by Gayle Trotter

Watching the HBO Sopranos series recently, I was captivated by the story of a mobster, Tony Soprano, who does horrible things to make a living and yet has to deal with the typical problems every father, son, husband, and brother […]

For Spiritual Power, Eat Lion Meat

posted by Gayle Trotter

“I was introduced to dog meat,” President Obama recalls in his memoir, Dreams from My Father, recounting his experiences as a young child in Indonesia under the tutelage of his Islamic stepfather, whose “knowledge of the world seemed inexhaustible.” Obama’s […]

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How much do you resemble Jesus?
"We’re not supposed to have hope because we bury our heads in the sand and we pretend that awful things are not happening the world. The real nature of Christian hope is to look at all the terror that we see around us eyeball to eyeball and yet to not be afraid. To be able to speak a hopeful word

posted 2:57:19am Jan. 07, 2014 | read full post »

Need some fresh air?
"Jesus said, 'If you love me, you will do what I command.'  Some people live on the 'Do what I command'  side of that comma, but we need to get back to the 'If you love me' side of that comma.  When you are in love, the relationship becomes this fresh air internal motivation." Gayle Trotte

posted 12:44:57am May. 15, 2013 | read full post »

The Thorny Places with Shayne Wheeler
"The only way we can go in and experience the transformative presence of Christ is to go in these difficult places assuming that we’re not coming back." Gayle Trotter:  I’m speaking with Shayne Wheeler, author of The Briarpatch Gospel. Your subtitle is “Fearlessly following Jesus into

posted 2:11:44am Feb. 18, 2013 | read full post »

Exceptional Gratitude
"The way that you demonstrate exceptional gratitude is you give freely, from your heart, to those who are in need." Tommy Newberry spoke with me about his new book, 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life.  With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to share with you his thoughts on exceptional gratitude.

posted 4:55:32pm Dec. 22, 2012 | read full post »

Can Music Set You Free?
Thanksgiving inspires us to pause and count our blessings of family and friends. Defiant Requiem, a new film showing Jewish life in the Nazi concentration camp Terezin, filled me with similar thoughts of gratitude and admiration. Many of the inmates of Terezin were musicians and artists. Despite

posted 7:03:36pm Nov. 26, 2012 | read full post »


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