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A Military Family Fights to End Stigma Around Mental Illness & PTSD After Their Son’s Suicide

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(Photo of retired Major Gen. Mark Graham property of U.S. Army. Other photos property of the Graham family.) “I knew our son was sad, but I didn’t know he could die from being too sad,” recalled retired Major General Mark Graham about his son Kevin’s suicide on June 21, 2003. Kevin was an ROTC cadet [Read More...]

Staying Positive Around Negative People

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Staying Positive Around Negative People” (which was written by a freelancer). If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: No matter how hard we try to maintain a positive perspective on life, there’s no getting around negative people. They’re [Read More...]

What a Subway Ride Taught Me About Evangelization

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A few months ago on this blog, I shared a story about a subway ride to work during which the conductor asked everyone to smile and be more friendly to the strangers we encounter every day. Well, today I’ve got another subway story, this one having to do with evangelization. It started when a man [Read More...]

How God Led a Doris Day-loving Irish Woman to Save Homeless Children in Vietnam

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(Photo: Christina Noble with director of “Noble” Stephen Bradley. Courtesy Aspiration Media) “I’ll walk. You lead.” That’s what Christina Noble tells God when she’s trying to figure out what exactly He wants her to do for the orphan children of Vietnam in 1989 – and it reflects the unusual mission this humanitarian has taken since [Read More...]


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