St. Therese on Dealing with Negativity

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The following is an entry from The Christophers’ new “Three Minutes a Day” book: “It is [your critics] that are really the losers, for is anything sweeter than the inward joy that comes from thinking well of others.” That quote was spoken by St. Thérèse of Lisieux who placed great emphasis on focusing on people’s [Read More...]

Tyranny, Hope, and Family in the Fifth Season Premiere of “Fringe”

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For four seasons, the TV series “Fringe” has been a family drama under the guise of a sci-fi and horror show, with the themes of man, science and God running throughout. Specifically, it presented viewers with questions about how far is too far when it comes to creating scientific breakthroughs. Can human beings break the [Read More...]

R.I.P. Andy Williams: Watch His Classic Performance of “The Village of St. Bernadette”

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Singer Andy Williams has passed away at age 84 after a year-long battle with bladder cancer. The crooner is best known for his hit, “Moon River,” as well as his TV show which introduced the Osmond family to America. One of his other beloved hits is “The Village of St. Bernadette” which I’m embedding below. [Read More...]

A Song for the Saint of Impossible Causes: Keith Urban, Jordin Sparks & More Join Children of St. Jude’s Hospital

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One of the earliest celebrity supporters of The Christophers was the actor Danny Thomas (Make Room for Daddy) who went on to found St. Jude Children’s Hospital, which treats kids with cancer and other diseases at no expense to them or their families. St. Jude’s is one of the most respected charities in the United [Read More...]

“Star Wars” + A Crying Baby = Something for Everyone

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I’m busy proofreading the new “Three Minutes a Day” book and also packing because The Christophers are relocating to different office space in our building, so no time for big blog posts right now. But here’s some lighter fare for people who like “Star Wars” and/or baby videos. John Williams “hath charms to soothe the [Read More...]

Believing in the Possibility of a Happy Ending: Fairy Tales, Parables and “Once Upon a Time”

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Envy, jealousy and murder. All the makings of a good children’s story, no? If you don’t think so, consider the children’s classic Snow White in which the Queen, who is envious and jealous of Snow White’s beauty, tries to kill her with a poison apple. The reason the story is popular, however, is because love [Read More...]

Before You Go Out and Buy Jesus a Wedding Gift…

Reporters are abuzz with the possibility that 2,000 years of Christian tradition could be disregarded because a scrap of papyrus from the 4th century has been found linking the words “Jesus” and “my wife.” Of course, there’s more to the story and actual archaeologists are now weighing in. From the Associated Press: ROME (AP) — [Read More...]

“Maybe the Point of All of It is to Try to Live a Good Story”

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I came across a funny and interesting blog post by Brianna Heldt, a Catholic blogger who considers herself an introvert. She’s comfortable writing about her faith, but feels awkward talking about it. Actually, as with most introverts, she feels uncomfortable talking in general. As a person with introvert tendencies myself, I know where she’s coming [Read More...]

God Exchanged My Pain for Purpose: A 21-Year-Old Cancer Survivor’s Wake Up Call to Young People

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Twenty-one-year-old singer/songwriter and author Paige Armstrong Omartian knows that life is precious because she almost lost hers to bone cancer at age 10. Sharing her story and what she’s learned is at the heart of her new call-to-faith-and-action memoir, “Wake Up, Generation.” Paige first discovered she had a problem while playing Helen Keller in a [Read More...]

When the World Lost Power: A Look at the Pilot for NBC’s “Revolution”

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“We need water! Fill the sinks and tubs. We don’t have much time…It’s all going to turn off, and it’s never going to turn back on!” Those words launch executive producer J.J. Abrams’ new NBC series, “Revolution,” which debuts on Monday Sept. 17 at 10pm Eastern/9pm Central. The “it” to which Chicago resident Ben Matheson [Read More...]

9/11 Stories: A Look Back

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On this 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, I’m posting several related stories below that The Christophers have used in our books and radio ministries over the years. Today, we honor the memories of those who were killed that day, and offer our continued prayers for their souls – and for the [Read More...]

“Dark Knight” Actor Christian Bale Performs Another Super Act of Kindness

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In July, I posted the story of actor Christian Bale, star of the “Dark Knight” trilogy, visiting victims of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, while they were in the hospital recovering. He didn’t pursue any media coverage for this. Pictures only got out because the families of the victims he visited were excited to share [Read More...]


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