Collin Raye: A Voice (and a Faith) Undefeated

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Collin Raye is a man of immense talent:  a country singer with 24 top ten records and sixteen #1 hits.  He's been nominated ten times for Male Vocalist of the Year (5 CMA and 5 ACM).But it's not Collin's fame or fortune, not his successful music career or his business acumen which have shaped him into the man of God he is today.I knew this the first time I heard him tell his story, when I attended Ave Maria Radio's 15th anniversary concert with Collin Raye.  A few years later, I met u … [Read more...]

Moms, Dads, Kids, Singles, Everyone…This Movie’s For You

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The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.Back in January, I reported my first impressions of the movie Moms' Night Out, after my set visit on location in Birmingham.Before that, in December, I wrote about my earlier interview with Patricia Heaton, who starred in the film but was also co-producer with her husband David Hunt.I told you about Moms' Night Out's sheer wackiness, its humor and pathos.  I called it a "frolicking good time" looking at motherhood's s … [Read more...]

Heaven Is For Real: Secrets Colton Burpo Didn’t Tell You in the Book or the Movie

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Now, Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book. --John 20:30SAY WHAT?!  I've always found that single sentence in the Gospel of John, which was read this morning at Mass, to be one of the most compelling.  I mean, you're telling me there are other things that happened--other miracles, other healings, other resurrections, other multiplications of loaves and fishes--which the evangelist saw, but which he doesn't tell us about?Well, for go … [Read more...]


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