Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Finding Beauty That Isn’t Just Skin-Deep

Lisa Mladinich caught her reflection in the mirrored closet doors in her St. Louis hotel room--and for just a minute, she didn't like what she saw. The declining state of her appearance, she explained, was not really a surprise. She'd seen it already: the skin that had lost elasticity around her eyes and chin, the extra pounds around her middle.... She cut herself no slack as she considered how the years had taken their toll, and the tears flowed freely.But then, God touched … [Read more...]

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Josh Duggar Has Sinned. So Have You and I. So Shall We Get Out Our Stones and Start Scribbling?

The Duggar story just gets worse and worse. Josh Duggar, the oldest boy in the Duggar clan which had their own family-friendly reality show 19 Kids and Counting on TLC, is not the upstanding husband and father we thought he was.First in May 2015, Josh was forced to resign from his position as executive director of the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying group in Washington DC, after In Touch Weekly popped the news that he had molested (or, "improperly touched") five gi … [Read more...]

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Lieut. Bill Funchess, Former POW, Remembers His Friend Fr. Emil Kapaun

Lieutenant William Funchess leaned forward in his chair, recounting a story he's told many times before--a story of harsh beatings and cold nights, long marches and cruel guards, and the friendship of one humble priest. Funchess is older now, but his memories of the three years he spent in the Pyoktong prison camp during the Korean War are clear. He talked with me in his home in Clemson, South Carolina, sharing stories of stealing food and melting snow to supplement the scant rations provided … [Read more...]

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