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On Thanksgiving, the Gospel of Happiness, and Finding the Good in Darth Vader


It started as the happiest day of Christopher Kaczor’s life. His wife was in the hospital, ready to give birth to their first child. The doctor had a fetal heart monitor hooked up so they could monitor the baby in the womb, and everything was going well. Suddenly, the baby’s heart rate started dropping and [Read More...]

Overcoming Envy and Jealousy


The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Overcoming Envy and Jealousy” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: There’s nothing wrong with desiring good things in life, but you need to make sure that those feelings don’t veer into [Read More...]

On Hoarding, Cruelty, Faith & Finding Love in the Messiness of Life

Mary Pflum

As an Emmy Award-winning producer for CNN and “Good Morning America,” Mary Pflum Peterson has covered her share of interesting, drama-filled stories. But the most dramatic, perhaps, is the story about her own family that she shares in her new book “White Dresses: A Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters.” One of those [Read More...]

Why Patricia Heaton Traveled to Africa to Make Soy Milk and Build Bicycles


When Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton got time off from filming her hit sitcom “The Middle” last month, she traveled to Africa, built bicycles, and made soy milk. In fact, this is a picture of her grinding soybeans on a contraption that looks like an exercise bike. Granted, that’s not all she did there, but [Read More...]