Jill Duggar Meets Her Fiance For the First Time: A Peek Into the World of Online Dating

Jill and Derick meet for the first time, with her father Jim Bob Duggar on hand

Perhaps you saw the news a couple of weeks ago that Jill Duggar, from the famed Duggar Family (19 Kids and Counting), had finally met her fiance Derick Dillard in person.  With the pair for their first face-to-face meeting in Nepal was Jill's father, Jim Bob Duggar.*     *     *     *     * It's an unusual love story, to be sure:  Jill and Derick met on-line.  They were introduced by Jill's father, Jim Bob, who thought they would be a perfect match for one another.When they first talke … [Read more...]

Mom, You’re the Best! A Loving Tribute

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 She's always been there for you.She's been the encourager-in-chief, coaxing you to try, to master new things, to explore your world in new ways. She's been your biggest cheerleader.  Her confidence in you and her gentle nudge have helped you to step out into the world. She's been your teacher and your strongest example.  Through her love, you've understood something of the love of God.  Through her patient instruction, you've mastered difficult subjects and adv … [Read more...]

Sigrid Undset’s First Novel “Marta Oulie”–Translated Into English for the First Time!

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For the first time Marta Oulie, the first published novel by acclaimed Norwegian writer Sigrid Undset, has been translated into English.Undset, who is best known for her later work, the three-volume  Kristin Lavransdatter, had not yet converted to the Catholic faith when she penned Marta Oulie: A Novel of Betrayal at the age of 24; but already she was probing into the hearts and minds of women.I first became aware of Undset's work when Deal Hudson, former editor of Crisis Magazine, l … [Read more...]


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