How an Elderly Nun Brought Hope, Purpose and Joy to a Young Man at a Crossroads in Life

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At the age of 31, John Schlimm was at a crossroads. He had spent his 20s working in public relations for the White House, and then, for country music stars in Nashville. From a worldly perspective, he had it made. Yet, he felt restless and empty, as if there was something deeper that needed to [Read More...]

Helping People Live and Die with Dignity: A Look at the Film “The American Nurse”

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Inside the Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin, Sister Stephen Bloesl gathers the staff in the room of a dying woman whose daughter sits by her side. Everyone, from nurses and administrators to those who mow the lawn and deliver food, circle around her bed and begin singing the hymn “How Great Thou [Read More...]

A Military Family Fights to End Stigma Around Mental Illness & PTSD After Their Son’s Suicide

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(Photo of retired Major Gen. Mark Graham property of U.S. Army. Other photos property of the Graham family.) “I knew our son was sad, but I didn’t know he could die from being too sad,” recalled retired Major General Mark Graham about his son Kevin’s suicide on June 21, 2003. Kevin was an ROTC cadet [Read More...]

“When Calls the Heart’s” Brian Bird on Family TV Shows, eFangelism, & Modern Parables

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Brian Bird has been a writer and producer in Hollywood for 30 years, working on shows like “Touched by an Angel” and the sitcom “Step by Step.” His latest project is season two of the Hallmark Channel series “When Calls the Heart,” which is based on the popular novel by Janette Oke. The show takes [Read More...]


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