Love remembers

This is something utterly sweet and heart-tugging: a brief conversation about love and memory between a daughter and her mother with Alzheimer’s. “Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you…”  [Read more...]

Behold, a remarkable tribute to a generous child

The photo shows Chinese doctors bowing in tribute to a young boy who donated his organs to try and save the lives of others. The story:  The parents of 11-year-old Liang Yaoyi were stunned by his request. As cancer ravaged his body, the fifth grader from the Chinese city of Shenzhen focused on how he [Read More...]

Throw away your canes and dance!

This is how we should live. This video popped up Facebook over the weekend. Posted by Edgard Eleuterio Daza, it’s titled  Eternamente Joven, which means “Forever young.” Enjoy. I dare you not to smile. [Read more...]

The world’s most successful coach of endurance runners is…a Catholic missionary?!

Yep. Great story about a remarkable man, whose legacy has been dubbed “the stuff of legend in Kenya”: In 2012, David Rudisha, a Masai warrior from Kenya, ran what many say was the greatest race in the history of the Olympics. He led the 800m final from the front and smashed his own world record, [Read More...]

VIDEO: Pay a visit to “the world’s friendliest restaurant”

A reader sent this my way this morning. Grab a Kleenex and watch. Want to learn more? Read about Tim at his restaurant website. God love him. [Read more...]

Homelessness: it can happen to anyone

The video below is part of a bold new campaign to raise awareness about homelessness.  It packs a punch. Just watch. Details:  Impact Homelessness believes its message of compassion and understanding can prompt positive change. “Since the recession began, the face of homelessness has been changing,” the organization’s Facebook page reads. “From school children to the [Read More...]

Standing ovation: Thomas Peters’ recovery continues

One year after his horrific, life-changing accident, he’s just posted this video: Read all about it, and more, at his blog.  His wife notes: Today we invite you to pray and celebrate with us for all the grace and beauty that has come out of the accident. We are grateful beyond words for the outpouring of love and [Read More...]

A truly great idea that will make your day

It made mine. Check out this video about a language exchange program that is connecting the world in a wonderful new way. [Read more...]

Must-see video: one man receives the gift of life

The man happens to be my former CBS News colleague Phil Jones. His story is told in the video below, a report by another former CBS News correspondent, Bob Faw. It was broadcast this weekend on PBS’s Religious & Ethics Newsweekly. Among other things, it’s a story of faith—and life, thanks to adult stem cells. [Read More...]

My nominee for World’s Greatest Dad

12-year-old McKenzie Carey suffers from mitochondrial disease, a close cousin of Parkinson’s and ALS. But she loves dancing. So her dad decided to lend a hand at a recent school pageant. Keep a tissue handy. This is just awesome.  And check out the web page about her life. [Read more...]