Jennifer Lawrence Cuts Through Security Barrier to Talk with Girl in Wheelchair

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Among the most popular posts I’ve written in my nearly two years of blogging here at Patheos are ones about actors Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence. Bale is known for quietly visiting children who are sick to add a little light to their days – and Lawrence remains close to her longtime friend with Down [Read More...]

Stuck in a Christmas Time Loop: A Review of the Hallmark Channel’s “Pete’s Christmas”

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Fourteen-year-old Pete Kidder is having the “worst Christmas ever.” Why? The middle child’s parents forgot to buy him a present; his football jock older brother blames him for mishaps he didn’t cause; he embarrasses himself in front of the pretty girl who just moved in next door; and he has to sleep with his super-genius [Read More...]

UPDATE: At the End of the Day, Lord, I Pray I Have a Life That’s Good

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On a recent episode of the ABC series “Nashville,” sisters Lennon and Maisy Stella (ages 14 and nine) sang an original song called “A Life That’s Good.” It’s sung from the point of view of a person who is hoping to make the right choices in life and be blessed with good things along the [Read More...]

He Had Every Right Not to Be Happy, But He Was Happy All the Time

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Though born with cerebral palsy along with minimal hearing and vision, Noah Voelker of Gainesville, Florida, always enjoyed being outdoors and in the company of other people. Since there weren’t many opportunities for recreation for the disabled in his area, his parents created “Endeavor Recreation.” This charity, now called “Noah’s Endeavor,” allowed Noah and other [Read More...]


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