The Condition of Our Hearts Affects the Way We See: An Interview with Danny Gokey

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“Fear and faith have one thing in common: they both ask you to believe in something that hasn’t happened yet.” Former “American Idol” contestant and country singer Danny Gokey lived those words after his wife Sophia died due to a congenital heart defect during their fourth year of marriage. Sophia had experienced ongoing medical problems [Read More...]

From History and Oppression to Body Image Issues: Author Melissa Kuch on the Themes in Her Novel

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Being a huge history buff helped author Melissa Kuch ground her debut young adult fantasy novel in reality.  “The Hypothesis of Giants: Book One – The Assumption” (which I reviewed here a few months ago) doesn’t just include the angst, adventure and romance teen novels are known for; it also provides a look at the [Read More...]

Love Turns Despair Into Hope: The LaHood Family’s Ministry to Disabled Children

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When Dan LaHood was in second grade at St. John Baptist De La Salle grammar school in Chillum, Maryland, God was already planting seeds for his future. Dan’s teacher chose him to be the companion of a student named Danny Alexander, who had muscular dystrophy. Though Dan was supposed to be Danny’s helper, the opposite [Read More...]

Embracing the Darkness to Find the Light: Audrey Assad on Faith, Doubt, and “Breaking Bad”

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“For God judged it better to bring good out of evil than not to permit any evil to exist.” While searching for inspiration for her first indie album, Audrey Assad came across that quote by St. Augustine. Those words struck a chord inside her, maybe because she had spent the previous few years trying to [Read More...]


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