I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: Bells. Bells! Few sounds are so joyously teamed with Christmas as that of bells—happily ringing, singing to all that Christmastime is here once again. And one of our most beloved Christmas carols celebrates just that. I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old familiar [Read More…]

Family, Not Just Nostalgia, is Behind Popularity of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

As expected, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has done blockbuster business opening weekend, earning over $250 million. I also heard a statistic that said 71% of the people who attended were adults. To me, that suggests the movie’s popularity is about more than simple pop culture nostalgia, but something deeper. “Star Wars” is popular among [Read More…]

Finding Comfort and Joy in the Broken Chapters of Our Lives

Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter Laura Story recently released her first Christmas album, “God With Us,” and she’s the perfect person to sing about the joy and light that Jesus brings because she was in desperate need of it several years ago. Her husband Martin was diagnosed with a brain tumor and experienced complications post-surgery that left [Read More…]

A Disabled Child Finds Joy & Encouragement Around Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

(All photos property of The International Academy of Hope) I’ve written about The International Academy of Hope (iHope) before on this blog. It’s the first school in New York City that provides children with traumatic brain injuries with an education along with therapies that teach them to walk and talk. Today, the good folks at [Read More…]


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