Monday, May 22, 2017

Some Notre Dame Graduates Flee Their Ceremony

Nothing says higher learning these days like plugging your ears and running away. This past weekend around 150 graduating seniors from the University of Notre Dame ran—well, walked at a serious clipfrom their own graduation ceremony as commencement speaker Vice-President Mike Pence took the stage.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The 21-year Wait for Mother's Day

Carrie Olson originally told this story about her renewed marriage and then a 21-year wait for motherhood in Amazing Grace for Mothers. Here is an adaptation of it.

When Carrie Olson played baby dolls as a little girl, she never doubted that one day it would be for real. But shortly after her marriage to Bob, she stopped thinking about having children. Instead, she wondered, “What have I done?”
Married at eighteen to a 23-year-old alcoholic, her life became a nightmare. Many nights were spent home alone since she was not old enough to accompany him to the bar. After four years, she finally left him.

Friday, May 5, 2017

10 Ways to Reduce Distractions During Prayer

“A hungry man does not have to be reminded to eat.”  Those were the words of my pastor after I confessed that I often allow myself to be distracted.  “If you hunger for God more, you will be distracted less,” he said.