“Heaven Is For Real” Movie Is Coming to Theatres at Easter

Heaven is for real

Three-year-old Colton Burpo underwent emergency surgery in 2003, following a burst appendix.  On the operating table, Colton had a brush with death, and lay unconscious for 17 days; and doctors told his family that he was not expected to live.But Colton did survive—and several months later, he began to tell stories that shocked even his family about the time while he lay unconscious.   He described events about which he could never have known, and people whom he had never met.  He described a … [Read more...]

The Mall of America, the Ladybug, and the Queenship of Mary

Ladybird beetle

I love the Mall of America!  Well, actually, I have two favorite spots there:  I love the restaurant at Nordstrom’s, where  they serve up a great salmon salad with a smile.  And down the aisle, I love to catch a good bargain at Nordstrom’s Rack, where designer-quality clothing and housewares can be found at discount-store prices.  And of course, the amusement park that fills the center court is a great spot for people-watching!I’ve just read, though, that the Mall of America now has one more … [Read more...]

PURGATORY AND PRESUMPTION: Please Don’t Forget to Pray For Me!

Purgatory

The news this week has been full of celebrity passings:Rev. Sun Myun Moon, founder of the Unification Church and self-proclaimed messiah, dead at 92. Michael Clarke Duncan, Academy Award-nominated star of “The Green Mile”, dead at 54 after suffering a myocardial infarction back in July 2012. Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, passed away August 25 at the age of 82. Phyllis Diller, one of the great women of comedy, died August 20 at the age of 95. Helen Gurley Brown, u … [Read more...]


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