The most powerful man in history… {A giveaway +}

With Easter so near, it’s that time of year when the classic Bible movies air back to back on cable, (my grandma loved this, even though she owned them all on VHS anyway) and all of the chocolate animals imaginable start disappearing off store shelves. Personally, I love Easter. I was married Easter weekend and it just feels like such a natural NEW season. It’s also become the trend that networks begin airing documentaries and introspects regarding various religious topics. I have had the unique experience of being behind the scenes of aspects of these productions, over the past few years, and it has all been a lot more fascinating and educational than I would have thought. This Easter, continuing this pattern, CNN is airing POPE: The Most Powerful Man in History. Here’s the special’s synopsis: POPE: The Most Powerful Man in History explores the truth about the one world leader who is neither politician nor general – but commands the attention of both. For more than 2000 years, the head of the Roman Catholic Church has wielded unimaginable influence – shaping the world and our daily lives in surprising ways. Now, combining never-before-seen footage, exclusive interviews, and dramatic recreations, this upcoming six-part television series focuses on the men who have held this unique and complicated position, and reveals the unexpected true stories from the Vatican’s past.  The series also delves into the important historical moments that forever changed the Catholic Church […]

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Her Children Will Rise and Call Her…

Decades ago there was a woman who identified herself as wife and mother. She had a heart for Jesus, and this would come to sustain her more than she may ever have imagined. It is easy, in such a role, to find yourself in the details of sack lunches, ironing shirts and after work embraces, greeting your husband at the end of his day. When her husband found himself unfaithful and interested in a life & family with someone else, leaving her and her four daughters, it may have been hard to imagine herself at all- for a minute… These days this scenario is almost expected, and there are programs and plans to help. Decades ago, this was not the case. To be the left, carrying the load, well- I can only imagine she endured judgement and bigotry at times, at the hands of others maybe so trapped in their fear. An absent husband/father and the either compassion or disapproval of others will not put food in your daughters’ bellies, so this beautiful woman had no choice. She rose. In an era where men were still handed most opportunities, she marched into a bank and offered them herself. She presented herself with such honesty: this would be her first job, she was an abandoned single mom, she knew she would work hard, and she did. Many years later she would retire from that very same bank. Times were so different […]

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A house/A home…

I have the heart of a true dog lover… When Chw and were young and a bit crazy, and two new kids living in upstate New York, we grew our little family with an adorable little roly-poly Golden Retriever puppy named Makaila. Makaila became the very best friend of our little Gen, when she came home to us. When Makaila […]

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