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Interview: A.J. Edwards of the Lincoln Movie "The Better Angels"

Date: 11/16/2014

A. J. Edwards is the writer and director of "The Better Angels," a lyrical new film about the early years of Abraham Lincoln, when he was a boy growing up in a small log cabin. The title comes from Lincoln's famous quote: “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Entertainment, Abraham Lincoln, The Better Angels


A conversation with NASCAR driver David Starr

Date: 11/11/2014

NASCAR driver David Starr (photo courtesy of It doesn’t matter if it’s the Camping World Truck Series, the Nationwide Series or the Sprint Cup Series. All NASCAR driver David Starr cares about is getting behind the wheel and doing what he’s loves best—racing. Starr has spent most of 16-year career in the Truck Series where he has won four races and collected 117 top-10 finis ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Trevor Bayne, Michael Mcdowell, Morgan Shepherd, Norm Miller, Interstate Batteries, Sprint Cup Series, Blake Koch, Camping World Truck Series, David Starr, Tristar Motorsports


Chick-fil-A Part Two

Date: 11/02/2014

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 ...

Related Topics: Love And Family, Catholic, Faith, Spirituality, Gratitude, Priests, Saints, Saint Anthony


Food for Thought: Read a Saint's Own Words

Date: 10/27/2014

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 ...

Related Topics: Christian Inspiration, Strength, Saints, Food For Thought, Saints Autobiography, Good People


Who am I and why am I here?

Date: 09/29/2014

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 ...

Related Topics: Christian Inspiration


Guest Post: Tara Sonenshine on "Calvary"

Date: 09/17/2014

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 ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Entertainment, Tara Sonenshine, Calvary


I Pray for the Schools

Date: 09/03/2014

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. ...

Related Topics: Back To School, Childood, Peace

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