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The Bright Sadness: Lent Week 6 March 24, 2015

Join us each Wednesday through the season of Lent. Each week we’ll stream a free Ed’s Story film and follow with reflections to guide our thoughts for the week.   Loneliness is often a close companion to suffering. When we’re visited by one, we’re often visited by the other. And the moment we allow loneliness through the door, we believe that we are alone in our suffering, and we find ourselves in despair. I always believed in the resurrected Jesus….

The Bright Sadness: Lent Week 5 March 17, 2015

Join us each Wednesday through the season of Lent. Each week we’ll stream a free Ed’s Story film and follow with reflections to guide our thoughts for the week.   The simple mention of the word “forgiveness” can be enough to bring specific faces and painful situations to mind. Maybe it’s the face of a person we once wronged. Or an unjust situation where we were left hanging, never to be acknowledged. I was left with no words… I was…

Help Us Add Fifteen Subtitle Languages to the Final Ed’s Story Films March 10, 2015

Ed’s Story has been viewed in 161 countries! We’re constantly amazed at how far-reaching this series continues to be, and we have you to thank. We’re happy to announce that just yesterday the final two Ed’s Story films, Grateful and Healing, were sent off to be subtitled in 15 languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, German, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. We believe one of the biggest reasons Ed’s Story has been so successful all…

THE BRIGHT SADNESS: Lent Week 4 March 10, 2015

Join us each Wednesday through the season of Lent. Each week we’ll stream a free Ed’s Story film and follow with reflections to guide our thoughts for the week.   Have you ever experienced a loss of identity? The things that define us—our jobs, our families, our friendships—they are fragile things. And in the blink of an eye, everything can change. When that happens, how do we respond? We are disoriented, at best; and at worst, we feel purposeless, robbed,…

THE BRIGHT SADNESS: Lent Week 3 March 2, 2015

Join us each Wednesday through the season of Lent. Each week we’ll stream a free Ed’s Story film and follow with reflections to guide our thoughts for the week.   It can be so difficult to be in the presence of someone who is suffering. We’re confronted by our own weakness and we’re reminded of our own suffering, so we feel powerless and our words seem meaningless. Sometimes it is even more difficult to be in the presence of others…

THE BRIGHT SADNESS: Lent Week 2 February 25, 2015

Join us each Wednesday through the season of Lent. Each week we’ll stream a free Ed’s Story film and follow with reflections to guide our thoughts for the week.   Wandering in the wilderness for forty days without food left Jesus weak and vulnerable. Most of us are familiar with the story—Satan finds Jesus hungry and exhausted and tempts him in his weakness. “Since you are God’s Son, speak the word that will turn these stones into loaves of bread.”…

THE BRIGHT SADNESS: Ash Wednesday February 17, 2015

Join us each Wednesday through the season of Lent. Each week we’ll stream a free Ed’s Story film and follow with reflections to guide our thoughts for the week.   Have you ever felt like your life was over? Maybe you know that feeling all too well. Grief, unexpected loss, betrayal, sickness—it has a way of knocking the wind out of us. When we’re told things will never again be like they once were, the sense of powerlessness is enough…

ED’S STORY It Ain’t Over – Watch the film. February 13, 2015

“I realized that I was really dying because I had given up.” – Ed Dobson, It Ain’t Over This first film in the ED’S STORY series was released in 2011, 11 years after Ed was first diagnosed with ALS. He was initially given 2-5 years to live. We’re happy that Ed has inspired so many people with his life and with It Ain’t Over. Since it’s release, this short film has been seen several hundred thousands of times in over…

ED’S STORY My Garden – Behind the scenes photos February 9, 2015

Filmed in September of 2011, My Garden tells the remarkable story of Ed’s identity crisis.  Since ALS had forced him to retire from being a pastor, a job that he felt put on Earth to do, what would be thing that defined him?  A disease? Ed’s transparency about this difficult transition in his life should fill all of us with hope, whether we’re dealing with a disease, work, or a relationship.

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