2017 Top 10’s

10 2017 TOP 10s TOP 2017 FILMS (I saw 305 films in 2017. You can see a full ranking of every 2017 release I saw in 2017 here, which may shift some from this as time goes on: https://letterboxd.com/cbhilton/list/2017-films-ranked/) Get Out Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi A Ghost Story […]

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Christmas Haikus

Written for the annual Hilton Family Christmas Eve Talent Show 2017   Birth Born in a stable Wrapped tightly in swaddling bands The Star shining bright   Mary The Virgin Mary Destined to raise the Christ Child Mother of Our Lord   Youth A kind boy from birth, Wise, instructing his elders Not perfect but […]

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Guilt: From God or From Man?

I was wondering about the purpose of guilt the other day and whether the feelings we often attribute to guilt always are true, legitimate guilt or if it may frequently be feelings of shame. Brene Brown describes the difference between guilt and shame in a fairly simple way that I think is helpful: guilt is […]

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Imagining Judgment

The Final Judgment. The Pearly Gates. The End. I’ve thought a decent amount about what I hope that will be like. Imagined various scenarios for how it’ll play out. There are three things that have been a feature of how I want God to respond to me for the past while (some longer than others). […]

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Reckless Abandon: A Love Story

Today, I present to you a love story. My love story. Doubling as an exploration of the most baffling advice I’ve ever received—to have more “reckless abandon”. Interested? Well, here we go… Cecelia (Cece, Cec, etc.) and I dated for 14 days before we were engaged (ring on the finger, posted on Facebook official). 10 […]

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Coco: Turning the Hearts of the Children…

“And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” Malachi 4:6 I think this could be the unofficial tagline for Coco, the new Pixar, which you absolutely should see because it is beautifully […]

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Sublime Spirituality: Sanctifying Our Darkness with God

Note: An attempted reconstruction of a talk I delivered 19 Nov 2017, in the Provo YSA 101st Ward. If God’s voice was a musical instrument, it would be a cello. Thank you, that was beautiful. And thanks to Mary for her thoughts on conversion and the importance of small things in that process and Aubrey […]

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