John Schlimm on “Five Years in Heaven,” Doing God’s Work, & the Smile That Changed the World

I interviewed John Schlimm one year ago about his memoir “Five Years in Heaven.” It was inspired by his friendship with an 87-year-old nun named Sister Augustine and the ways in which she changed his life. Since that time, The Christophers have honored the book with a Christopher Award; “Five Years in Heaven” has just [Read More…]

Love Doesn’t Die: A Mother Remembers Her Daughter with Down Syndrome

“Love doesn’t die.” That’s a quote from a letter we received at Christopher headquarters recently from a woman named Jean, and the story she told is one I’d like to share with you. Jean is a longtime supporter of The Christophers, who found inspiration in our Christopher News Notes. She often quoted them in letters [Read More…]

Choose Hope, Share Hope: Finding the Light in Dark Times

(The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Choose Hope…Share Hope” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post.) “I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you [Read More…]

The 2016 Christopher Award Winners Are…

67TH ANNUAL CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNERS HIGHLIGHT FAMILY, FAITH, COMMUNITY, AND SOCIAL ISSUES NEW YORK, March 30, 2016 — Country music icon Dolly Parton, silver screen legend Sylvester Stallone, and popular comedian Jim Gaffigan are just a few of the creative forces behind the 21 feature films, TV/Cable programs, and books for adults and young people [Read More…]