Category Archives: Jim Denney

What Would Walt Disney think of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

by Jim Denney A change of pace today. Instead of a blog post, I’m going to link you to two blog posts I’ve written this week on other sites, both related to Disneyland and Star Wars. Walt Disney died in … Continue reading

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Five Years Later

By Jim Denney It’s Friday night, and I’m remembering my dad. He died five years ago, early on the morning of May 17, 2014. Less than a month earlier, we had held a big birthday party for my mother. That … Continue reading

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On Writing for Children

By Jim Denney Here are a few of my favorite insights from children’s authors about the books they write and the readers they write for . . . “You must write the book that wants to be written. If the … Continue reading

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I’m Out of Excuses

Opinion by Jim Denney I have terrible handwriting. And I have no excuse. When I was ten years old, my teacher tried to teach me good penmanship, but I didn’t care and I didn’t make the effort. To this day, … Continue reading

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“Atheists for Jesus”

Opinion by Jim Denney I believe that if everyone in the world would live out the Sermon on the Mount (the words of Jesus in Matthew chapters 5 through 7) 95 percent of the world’s problems would be solved. It … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts Before Easter

by Ray Stedman, introduced by Jim Denney from Ray Stedman on Leadership, new from Discovery House Publishers Ray Stedman was the pastor of Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, for four decades, from 1950 until his retirement in 1990. I … Continue reading

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Consider the Wild Flowers

By Jim Denney A couple of times over the past few weeks, I’ve put off writing for the day, and my wife and I have gone out to see the brilliant “super bloom” in southern California in the wake of … Continue reading

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Why Not Write?

Opinion by Jim Denney “You have two choices in life. You either die or do something with your time. You’re going to be doing something — why not write?” —James Lee Burke Louis Auchincloss had a long career as a successful … Continue reading

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Where are the Grownups?

Opinion by Jim Denney When I was a child, I thought grownups had everything figured out. I looked at the example of my parents, and I assumed that all grownups were wise, knowledgeable, and sensible. Now that I’m a grownup, … Continue reading

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Put Off Procrastination Till Tomorrow

Opinion by Jim Denney In March 2007, our family went to a library event in Duarte, east of Pasadena, to hear Ray Bradbury speak. He shared his views on writing, science, and culture. He spoke about working with film director … Continue reading

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Leaders are Accountable to God

by Ray Stedman, introduced by Jim Denney from Ray Stedman on Leadership, new from Discovery House Publishers Ray Stedman was the pastor of Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, for four decades, from 1950 until his retirement in 1990. I … Continue reading

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The Leader Who Serves

by Ray Stedman, introduced by Jim Denney from Ray Stedman on Leadership, new from Discovery House Publishers Ray Stedman was the pastor of Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, for four decades, from 1950 until his retirement in 1990. I … Continue reading

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Unlocking Your Child’s Spirituality (Part 4 of 4)

Opinion by Jim Denney, author of Battle Before Time, Christian time travel adventure for young readers [Read Part 1 here.]  [Read Part 2 here.]  [Read Part 3 here.] In Parts 1 and 2 of this four-part series, we looked at the research of Dr. … Continue reading

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Unlocking Your Child’s Spirituality (Part 3 of 4)

Opinion by Jim Denney, author of Battle Before Time, Christian time travel adventure for young readers [Read Part 1 here.]  [Read Part 2 here.] In Parts 1 and 2 of this four-part series, I talked about the research of Dr. Catherine Posey, which showed … Continue reading

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Unlocking Your Child’s Spirituality (Part 2 of 4)

Opinion by Jim Denney, author of Battle Before Time, Christian time travel adventure for young readers [Read Part 1 here.] Good books nurture spiritual children. What does it mean for a child to be “spiritual”? I define a spiritual child as one … Continue reading

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