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The mall teems with people. Cars are vying for spots. It’s one of those days were it may be a better idea to save some cash and head home. If I were going to vote on locales where human beings can be their ugliest. A crowded parking lot would have to be in the top ten. However, at this moment, I don’t feel mean and frustrated, just desperate. I am with my sister. Not my Chick-fil-A sister cohort ...
You've probably read about many of the Saints and saints - those holy men and women who have been canonized in the Catholic Church, and those people who have lived exemplary lives of faith. All are inspirations for us - the things they accomplished against great persecution and odds! But, have you read much in these saintly people's own words? Would you know where to begin to find autobiograph ...
Back in the 1960s - 19870s there was this "youth revolution". Young people were questioning authority, rejecting authority...many of these youth we labeled, "hippies". They threw over the conventional and traditional to come up with their own "relative" truth. I suppose each generation has their own form of the same transition into adulthood. But this particular one altered our culture. It wasn't ...
Brendan Gleeson in "Calvary" Copyright Fox Searchlight 2014 My deepest thanks to Tara Sonenshine for allowing me to publish her thoughtful comments on " Calvary ," starring Brendan Gleeson as a troubled priest in a small Irish town. It is a moving story of betrayal, despair, faith, and sacrifice. Faith in Things: How A Movie Moves You In what do you believe? In whom do you believe? T ...
Three of my children start school tomorrow here in New Jersey. So much has changed since I was a kid. I am not a person who hates on how things are, but as a mom, I can wish for the feeling of innocence we all had when I was in in the second grade. My oldest starts her Senior year of high school (cue the sentimental music), my oldest son starts eighth grade, and my middle son starts second grade. ...
Peter Blair is editor-in-chief of "Fare Forward". (Photo credit: "Fare Forward") The cover story from the latest (July/August) issue of Christianity Today offers a refreshing antidote to all the gloom and doom that often accompany conversations around the future of the church in this country. The article features a gallery of short bios of vibrant, young Christians idealistically taking on ...
Juliet Stevenson stars as Mother Teresa in the story of the extraordinary woman who cared for "the poorest of the poor."
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