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Deal with Troubles, But Don’t Lose Track of the World’s Beauty: An Interview with Dean Koontz

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“The dark makes the light stuff brighter.” Not only is that a comment made by a character in Dean Koontz’s latest novel “The City,” it’s a truth that the author learned first-hand while growing up. In “The City,” eight-year-old African-American musical prodigy Jonah Kirk is blessed with a mother and grandparents who selflessly love and [Read More...]

In Every Ending, There’s a New Beginning: A Story Inspired by 9/11

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(The following post was originally written in 2008. An update appears at the end of the story.) Within a few weeks of her birth in 1990, Shannon Hickey was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease. Doctors predicted she wouldn’t live past the age of two. Shannon’s mother Kelly found support in family friend Father Mychal [Read More...]

How Jennifer Fulwiler Found God, Joy, & an Intellectual All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

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Most people don’t confront their own mortality until they’re in their 30s or 40s. For Jennifer Fulwiler, it happened at age 11 – and it seriously unnerved her for many years, especially because she wasn’t raised to believe in God or an afterlife. The incident that set off Jennifer’s crisis occurred during a fossil-finding trip [Read More...]

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 of Coach Bob Ladouceur who led his high school football team – the De La Salle Spartans – on an unprecedented 151-game winning streak, only to see them struggle when the streak finally came to an end. Caviezel and I [Read More...]


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