Bringing the Future to Hope Valley: A Look at “When Calls the Heart’s” Season Four Premiere

Progress is generally thought of as a good and necessary thing for a society to grow and prosper. But it can also present some challenges when change happens quickly and makes it a possibility that some of the best parts of the past might be lost in the process. There’s a tension between “progressing” and [Read More…]

Discerning God’s Will & Adopting Potatoes in “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground”

It’s been a five month wait since the last original “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” movie (“Lost Without You”) aired on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, so it’s appropriate that “waiting” is a theme in the newest installment, “Higher Ground,” which premieres Sunday Feb. 19 at 9/8C. It’s not just about waiting, though, but about discerning God’s will [Read More…]

Mary Tyler Moore Provided Catholic Laughs in Two Classic TV Episodes

Actress Mary Tyler Moore, who could “turn the world on with her smile” (as her TV series’ theme song stated), died today at age 80. There are plenty of wonderful obituaries about her life out there, so I’d like to focus on something a little different: the times her work made us laugh from a [Read More…]

‘We’re All Sick Pilgrims Drifting Toward God, Whether We Realize It or Not’

What do a monk, a high school student, and a tattooed Krav Maga instructor have in common? They’re all sick pilgrims. What exactly is a “sick pilgrim?” The answer lies with Christopher Award-winning author Jessica Mesman Griffith and paranormal fiction writer Jonathan Ryan. Griffith and Ryan are the founders of a Patheos blog called “Sick [Read More…]