“American Idol” winner Candice Glover and Other Women Who Derive Their Self-Worth from God

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Candice Glover was crowned the winner of “American Idol” season 12 last night – and much like her gospel-tinged performances throughout the year, her new single – “I Am Beautiful” – is a declaration of the sense of self-worth she derives from God. In a way, that message is particularly appropriate in the aftermath of [Read More...]

Hard Times Come Again No More

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In light of last week’s bombings in Boston, explosion in West, Texas, and all the other troubles going on around the world, we could use a little beauty and harmony in our lives. The harmonies of the young Stella Sisters – Lennon and Maisy, from the TV series “Nashville” – convey exactly that kind of [Read More...]

Grace, Gold & Glory: An Interview with Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas and her mom, Natalie Hawkins

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One of the most impressive things about Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas’ memoir “Grace, Gold & Glory” is that even though it’s her life story, she doesn’t make it all about herself. The teen readily acknowledges that if it weren’t for the support offered and sacrifices made by her mother, brother, and sisters, she would never [Read More...]

One Child and One Miracle at a Time

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The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: Sister Mary Rose McGeady passed away toward the end of the summer, and kids everywhere are the poorer for it. So are we all, in fact, because Sister Mary Rose took a vital institution and almost single-handedly pulled it back from the brink of ruin. [Read More...]


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