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March 25, 2015
I Want to Help Kids See They Have a Hero Inside: An Interview with Joan Bauer
A car accident seemed to end Joan Bauer's career before it even began. After spending...
March 19, 2015
God is Looking for People Willing to Admit Their Own Frailty: An Interview with Matt Maher
Over the past few years, five-time Grammy nominee Matt Maher underwent some changes in his...
February 25, 2015
Saving Society’s “Disposable” Kids: Filmmaker Brian Ivie Discusses “The Drop Box”
(All photos property of The Drop Box Film/Focus on the Family) On June 20, 2011,...
February 11, 2015
Why Getting Hit Over the Head by God Turned PJ Anderson Into a Troubadour of Hope
"No more fun." That's what singer-songwriter PJ Anderson thought it meant to give his life...
January 28, 2015
“In People with Intellectual Disabilities, I Found a School of the Heart”
Throughout history, people with intellectual disabilities like Down Syndrome have often been shunned by society...
January 16, 2015
When Terrorism is “A Far Away Reality”
Over at her Pursued by Truth blog, Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP, wondered why the...
January 15, 2015
Lisa Hendey on Discerning God’s Will, Comparing Yourself to Others, and the Grace of Yes
Lisa Hendey admits that she's been a "control freak and Type A personality" in her...
December 24, 2014
If You’re Looking for a Christmas Movie That Doesn’t Neglect Jesus, This One’s For You
(Photo via Hallmark Movies and Mysteries) This year, I was very behind on my regular...
December 18, 2014
Balancing the Sacred with the Secular at Christmas: Jonathan Jackson + Enation Reflect
When I interviewed Jonathan Jackson, Richard Lee Jackson, and Daniel Sweatt of Enation a few...
December 17, 2014
How 12 Anonymous Christmas Gifts Brought Healing to a Grieving Family
The poinsettia and note on her front porch were the beginning of a Christmas mystery...
December 15, 2014
Father Jonathan Morris on Finding Peace and Happiness in the Serenity Prayer
When a stranger stopped Father Jonathan Morris while he was walking on a New York...
December 12, 2014
Finding Joy Working with Disabled Children
A few months ago, I posted an interview I did with Patrick Donohue, whose daughter...
December 09, 2014
Michael W. Smith on Christmas, His Dad’s Dementia, and His Concert of Peace in Bahrain
“All is well, all is well / Angels and men rejoice / For tonight darkness...
December 03, 2014
Why a Lutheran Pastor and a Catholic Priest Tried to Save the Souls of Nazis
If there are a group of people in modern history who are thought of as...
November 19, 2014
Jonathan Jackson + Enation on G.K. Chesterton, Desperate Prayers, Rebellious Hope, and More
There aren't a lot of rock albums out there that were partially inspired by G.K....
November 18, 2014
Look to Him for Your Sight and Find Something Divine Inside
Two-time "Christopher Closeup" guest and "American Idol" alum Brooke White posted a new song online...
October 29, 2014
Teaching Kids About Their Bodies, Their Souls, and the Concept of Forgiveness
"If you save her life, I promise to dedicate my life to You." At age...
October 22, 2014
How “New York Catholics” Built a Better Church and Society
What do Regis Philbin, Dorothy Day, Deacon Greg Kandra, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, and I have...
October 15, 2014
A Cancer Survivor Brings Attention to God’s Divine Interventions
It was 2002 when 27-year-old Daniel Fazzina was diagnosed with a "lymphatic cancerous tumor" in...
October 09, 2014
From the Secular to the Sacred, Christopher Literature is Powerful in Its Simplicity
I usually use this space to share with you the stories of people who I’ve...
September 18, 2014
Deal with Troubles, But Don’t Lose Track of the World’s Beauty: An Interview with Dean Koontz
"The dark makes the light stuff brighter." Not only is that a comment made by...
September 11, 2014
In Every Ending, There’s a New Beginning: A Story Inspired by 9/11
(The following post was originally written in 2008. An update appears at the end of...
September 04, 2014
How Jennifer Fulwiler Found God, Joy, & an Intellectual All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Most people don't confront their own mortality until they're in their 30s or 40s. For...
August 22, 2014
Five Quick Reasons to See “When the Game Stands Tall”
Opening today is Jim Caviezel's new movie "When the Game Stands Tall," the true story...
August 13, 2014
Jim Caviezel’s Role as High School Football Coach Reflects Jesus, Jimmy Stewart, & John Paul II
Jesus, Jimmy Stewart, and John Paul II. Actor Jim Caviezel believes that all three of...
August 03, 2014
UPDATE: Michael Johns Brought Soul to “American Idol.” Now May His Soul Rest in Peace
There's no shortage of stories that make you realize how fragile life is. That fact...
July 23, 2014
A Little Girl’s Brain Injury Set Her Dad on a Quest for Treatment and Healing
When Sarah Jane Donohue came into the world on June 5, 2005, she was a...
July 01, 2014
Opening Hearts to the Holy Spirit: An Interview with Singer-Songwriter Tori Harris
For 25-year-old singer-songwriter Tori Harris, attending a Baptist University was the best thing that ever...
June 24, 2014
How Two Sentences from Mark’s Gospel Spread Education, Hope and Purpose Around the World
When Jim Ziolkowski got word that several inmates at the maximum security prison Sing Sing...
June 12, 2014
The Power of God, Truth, and Unreasonable Leadership
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