Kids with Special Needs Want to Be of Service and Take Part in the Life of the Church

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“Parents of children with special needs need to realize that even though they didn’t expect to have a child with special needs, that was the child God gave them, and God doesn’t make mistakes.” David and Mercedes McBride Rizzo came by that truth first hand when their daughter Danielle was diagnosed with autism at age [Read More...]

Saving Society’s “Disposable” Kids: Filmmaker Brian Ivie Discusses “The Drop Box”

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(All photos property of The Drop Box Film/Focus on the Family) On June 20, 2011, USC filmmaking student Brian Ivie was eating his breakfast cereal and reading the Los Angeles Times when he came across a story titled “South Korean Pastor Tends an Unwanted Flock.” It shared the actions of Pastor Jong-rak Lee, who had [Read More...]

Marriage Isn’t DJs, Chocolate Fountains, and Fancy Dresses. Marriage is Like Chicken Soup.

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, here are a couple of entries from Volume 49 of The Christophers’ “Three Minutes a Day” book about making love last a lifetime: On the occasion of her 10th wedding anniversary, singer-songwriter Brooke White recalled the day she married “Dave Ray, CPA” (as she jokingly calls her husband). Though their [Read More...]

Lisa Hendey on Discerning God’s Will, Comparing Yourself to Others, and the Grace of Yes

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Lisa Hendey admits that she’s been a “control freak and Type A personality” in her past – and still occasionally is today. But when the blogger, author, speaker, and CatholicMom.com founder looked back on her life, she realized that some of her greatest accomplishments came not when everything went according to her plans, but rather [Read More...]


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