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February 2016

Transformation – Become A Creator

What is the key to transforming our lives?  Of achieving our dreams? The work is all within. The keys:  Never giving up on yourself.  Utter determination. Resolute action. Everything begins with yourself. A reading from “Forever Here”. _______________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, poet, speaker, and the author of ten non-fiction books that are opening […]

The Future of America’s Greatness

What is a nation’s true greatness?  What kind of yardstick can we use to truly measure America’s greatness, now and into the future? Not the same-old, same-old rhythms of power and money and politics that we have witnessed in the past. People are hungering for change, a change predicated upon justice and a deep sense […]

The Heart Is Where We Bloom

Nothing can happen unless you believe in yourself. Dig deep down, find what really drives you, and then, with one hundred percent effort and conviction, become that person. You are here, out of all creation, to express yourself.  No one alive can bring forth the potential of your particular voice and being. You are here […]

The Real Roots of America

Controversy swirls still about the original roots of America.  Christians often look to the Founding Fathers as evidence of a Christian intent to the founding of this country. But you only have to look closely to what some of our most prominent Founding Fathers said and wrote to put the lie to that theory. This […]

Move The Universe With The Levers Of Your Heart

So many of us are struggling to give expression to our dreams.  But doubts get in our way. Believe in yourself!  This is still the way through. Until our confidence and faith in ourselves and unrelenting action overcome the negativity in our minds, the universe around us – our universe – will not respond, or […]

Clinton & Sanders & Single Payer Health Care

As the Democratic debates drag on, with only two candidates still standing, one issue provides a stark contrast between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Healthcare. Sanders wants to embark this country on a single-payer health care system – similar to a Medicare for All system – and Clinton wants to maintain and build on Obamacare.  […]

One Thing At The Center: Happiness

There is one thing that never changes. This one thing is at the core of our lives – beyond the ups and downs of life, the victories and defeats. It is what we are all looking for. It is happiness. A reading from “Forever Here”, by James Hilgendorf. _____________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, poet, […]

Love That Deepens Forever

Love between two people is something that should deepen over time. After 25 years, or 50 years, it should be deeper than ever.  If it is not, it is not love, it is something else. A reading from “Poems of Death: Time for Eternity”, by James Hilgendorf. ___________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, […]

A Hole in the Heart of Everything

Incandescent light, Floating in from Iraq, Iran, North Africa, Syria, Swaths of civilization Wiped clean, leaving only An absence of God, A hole in the heart of Everything. The cancer spreads. Stars and moons waver Unsteadily in the heavens, Our minds’ chaos Setting the orbs of suns In disarray. It all emanates from our Smoky […]

Who Are You When You Die?

What happens after we die?  There are many, many answers. I put together a short list of answers that came to my mind.  What do you think? _____________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, and the author of ten non-fiction books, including “The Buddha and the Dream of America”. To arrange speaking engagements, contact the […]