The Ben Carson I Remember

I met Dr. Benjamin Carson back in, oh, about 1990. He was younger then (and of course, so was I). The first edition of his book Gifted Hands had just come out and he was a hometown hero in Detroit, where I was working at evangelical Christian radio station WMUZ-FM.Back then, a campaign for the Presidency wasn't even a twinkle in his eye. He was a neurosurgeon, and a good one. He was a man of faith, and a devoted son.At the time Carson came to the WMUZ studios for an interview with t … [Read more...]

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When Your Children Leave the Church: Brandon Vogt Offers Hope for Heartbroken Parents

If you're a Catholic parent, you know the joy that comes from seeing your child grow in the faith. On the day of his baptism, you rejoiced at the new life in Christ--anticipating years of loving and shared faith, and then an eternity together. When she received her First Holy Communion, her sweet innocence brought tears in your eyes.But then.... [end peaceful happy music, begin painful screeching sound] during high school or college, or when out on her first job, something happens. Your son … [Read more...]

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Every Recipe I Try From This Cookbook Is a Home-Run!

I am a lazy cook. There was a time when I spent a lot of time poring over cookbooks, fine-tuning shopping lists, experimenting with bananas flambeau, stuffing a rainbow trout and stitching it closed.That was Then, this is Now.Then, I was learning to separate eggs to create the fluffiest omelet, to stir a roux until no lumps remain. Now, if I spend more than fifteen minutes over a special dish, I feel that I should be [choose one] writing a novel, cleaning the kitchen, visiting a sick … [Read more...]

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