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Hurt By a Conflict? How Do You ReBuild Trust?

Date: 03/23/2015

You've heard the saying, trust is easy to break, hard to repair. How do you go about building trust with someone you’ve hurt! The key is to know the other person’s world and reliably respond to it. Do what you say. Keep your promises. Empathize with the other person’s issue and try to see the problem from both sides. When differences emerge and pain is associated with those differences, don’ ...

Related Topics: Love And Family, Conflict, Family Relationships, Couple Relationships, Friend Relationships, Trust, Betrayal, Rebuilding Trust, Trust And Relationships


The American Sniper is lower than a criminal thug

Date: 02/07/2015

La grandeur du crime est la seule différence qu'il y ait entre un conquérant et un brigand. The magnitude of the crime is the only difference there is between a conqueror and a robber. Jean-Paul Marat Governments and their hit-men aren't morally higher than lone gunmen, and they certainly aren't more morally justified to kill or steal. Above: Sheldon Richman, who attracted cr ...

Related Topics: Faith, News, Edward Snowden, Iraq, American Sniper, Chris Kyle, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Iraq War Lies, Iraq War, Sheldon Richman, The Future Of Freedom Foundation, Edward Snowden Arrogant


The Trap of the Golden Calf: Who Do You Worship?

Date: 11/13/2014

I’m reading a book about Albert Einstein, a fantastic bio written by Walter Isaacson. One of the things that strikes me about the man, beyond his brilliance, is the spirit of his times. In the early 1900s scientists were treated like rock stars. They were the celebrities. When Einstein visited New York in 1919, crowds greeted him and lined the streets cheering wildly, while photographers and repor ...



Production complete on UP's 2nd "Love Finds You" film + Hallmark to air 12 new Christmas films

Date: 10/30/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. UP TV continues Love Finds You franchise. Production has wrapped  on the UP Original Movie  Love Finds You In Charm , a romantic, coming-of-age drama set in Amish country, The film,  starring Trevor Donovan ( Texas Rising ,  90210) , Danielle Chuchran (Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, UP’s Nowhere Safe ), Drew Fulle ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, Love Finds You In Charm, UP TV, Bailee Madison, Love Finds You In Sugarcreek, Angels And Ornaments Starring Jessalyn Gilsig, A Royal Christmas Starring Jane Seymour, Lacey Chabert And Katherine Flynn, He Christmas Shepherd Starring Teri Polo, Christmas Under Wraps Starring Candace Cameron-Bure, Debbie Macomber’S Mr. Miracle Starring Rob Morrow, Christmas At Cartwright’S Starring Alicia Witt And Wally Shawn, Best Christmas Party Ever Starring Torrey Devitto, The Christmas Parade Starring Annalynne Mccord And Drew Scott, 126Th Tournament Of Roses Parade, Love Finds You Franchise, Trevor Donovan (Texas Rising, Danielle Chuchran (Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat, UP’S Nowhere Safe), Drew Fuller (Army Wives, Tiffany Dupont (Born To Race: Fast Track, Annalisa Daughety, Meg Whitman, George Shamieh, Curtis Grey, Terry Cunningham, Chevonne O’Shaughnessy And Cindy Bond Of Mission Pictures, Bryar Freed-Golden (UP’S Upcoming Paper Angels And Love Finds You In Sugarcreek), UP SVP Of Original Programming Barbara Fisher, Hallmark's 12 New Movies Of Christmas, Ne Starry Christmas Starring Sarah Carter And George Canyon, The Nine Lives Of Christmas Starring Brandon Routh And Gregory Harrison, A Cookie Cutter Christmas Starring Erin Krakow And Alan Thicke, Northpole Starring Tiffani Thiessen, Josh Hopkins, Max Charles, American Idol Winner Candice Glover, Robert Wagner And Jill St. John


Two UP TV films shine spotlight on bullying

Date: 10/04/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. In recognition of that, UP TV is presenting two films that tackle the subject. Nowhere Safe  premieres tomorrow (10/5) at 7 PM (ET). Synopsis: Two teen girls cruelly impersonate young Ashley (Danielle Churchran) in an online "reverse cyber bullying" ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, UP TV, National Bullying Prevention Month, Nowhere Safe, Danielle Churchran, Natasha Henstridge, Jamie Kennedy (The Cleveland Show, If I Had Wings, Richard Harmon (Continuum, The 100), Jaren Brandt Bartlett (Blackstone, Arctic Air), Jill Hennessy (Law &Amp; Order, Crossing Jordan), Craig Bierko (Cinderella Man, Thirteenth Floor), American Idol 2009 Finalist Scott Macintyre, UP Senior V.P. Of Programming Sophia Kelley, PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center


"Mayberry" meets "Friends" at UP's "Coffee Shop" + For Producer/Director Dave Alan Johnson "heart" beats "edge"

Date: 09/12/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Coffee Shop is a warm, tasty blend of humor and romance.  The film airs this Sunday (/9/14) @ 8:00 PM (ET) on UP TV. Synopsis (per UP): Coffee Shop is the story of Donavan Turner (Laura Vandervoort), a smart, independent, twenty-something woman looking for just the right blend of happiness in her life.  ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, Kevin Sorbo, Ben Carson, UP's "Coffee Shop", Director/Producer Dave Alan Johnson, Laura Vandervoort, Jon Lovitz, Josh Ventura, Cory M. Grant, Central Perk (The Main Hangout In Friends), The Andy Griffith Show, Low Fat Latte By Michael O’Brien And Danny Palmintier, Salt Entertainment, Erwin Brothers Entertainment, Foxfield Entertainment, Dave Alan Johnson (Doc, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, High Incident), Theresa Preston And Jon Erwin, Cory M. Grant (Nashville, Rachel Hendrix (October Baby, Jason Burkey (October Baby, A Long Way Off), On Lovitz (New Girl, Kevin Sorbo (God’S Not Dead, Mandi Mapes . In Your Arms


Faith/Media Fall Preview: What's ahead in movies, TV, music and books

Date: 09/02/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Prepare to be inspired! Media publications like Entertainment Weekly and others are known for compiling Fall Preview issues that focus -- and laud praise upon -- the latest in so-called "edgy" entertainment. To the extent that inspirational content is mentioned at all, it's usually accompanied by some sort of supposedly so ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno, Return To The Hiding Place, Rhett Walker Band, Dolphin Tale 2, Faith/Media Fall Preview, Moms' Night Out (DVD), The Identical (In Theaters), The Remaining (In Theaters), Holy Ghost (Special Digital Premiere), My Best Friends' Dogs (Hallmark Channel Original Movie/, Veritas, Coffee Shop (UP Premiere Movie, The Evolution Of Gospel - Gospel Music Heritage Celebration, My Other Mother (UP Premiere Movie, Perfect On Paper (Hallmark Channel Original Movie, The Song (In Theaters), Believe Me (In Theaters/On Demand), Midnight Masquerade (Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Left Behind (In Theaters), Nowhere Safe (UP Premiere Movie, Lights Out (Book), Travis Freeman, Theatrical Film 23 Blast, St. Paul's Choir School Christmas Album, Recipe For Love (Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Heavenly Match (UP Original Movie, Along Came A Spider, Here's To The Ones (Music), Mary Of Nazareth, My Boyfriends’ Dogs (Hallmark Channel Original Movie, If I Had Wings (UP World Premiere Movie, Wedding Planner Mystery (Hallmark Movies &Amp; Mysteries, The 17Th Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor (PBS, The Kennedy Center, Kevin Eubanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Betty White, Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters, The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards 2014, God The Father (In Theaters), The Hobbit Party: The Vision Of Freedom That Tolkien Got, And The West Forgot By Jay Richards &Amp; Jonathan Witt (Ignatius Press), Practical Theology: Spiritual Direction From Saint Thomas Aquinas (Ignatius Press), Northpole (Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Paper Angels (UP Original Movie, Nativity! (UP Premiere Movie), Naughty &Amp; Nice (UP Original Movie), 12 Dog Days Of Christmas (UP Premiere Movie), The Tree That Saved Chistmas (UP Original Movie), Exodus: Gods And Kings, Unbroken (In Theaters)

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