Writer/Director Randall Wallace on Living a Braveheart Life, Faithful Suffering, & Loving God

“I felt that God was right in my face.” That was one girl’s reaction after a pre-release screening of the movie “Heaven Is For Real” a few years ago – and the film’s writer/director Randall Wallace was so moved by her statement that he mentioned her in the dedication of his new book “Living the [Read More…]

Since Dorothy Day & Thomas Merton are Hot Topics Due to Pope Francis…

Since Pope Francis referenced Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton in his address before Congress, there might be people looking for more information on these two important figures in modern Catholic history. Well, there’s a perfect source to find out about them along with two other great authors – Flannery O’Connor and Walker Percy. Check out [Read More…]

A Vision of Heaven in Central Harlem: iHope Finds Beauty Amid Brokenness

You might expect a school for children who’ve suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to be a sad or somber place, but I found a different reality when I visited the International Academy of Hope (a.k.a iHope) last week. In fact, this converted nightclub above a Conway’s department store on the corner of 116th Street and [Read More…]

Fairy Tales, Deeper Truths, & Illustrating God’s Love for Children (and the Young at Heart)

(All photos and artwork property of Katy Betz Studio.) Like a lot of kids, Katy Betz grew up admiring the illustrations she saw in popular books like “Where the Wild Things Are” and “The Berenstain Bears,” but it wasn’t until a trip to Europe as an 18-year-old college student that she realized she wanted to [Read More…]