The Night Watchman

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich “Patrice had come to think that humans treated the concept of God, or Gizhe Manidoo, or the Holy Ghost, in a childish way. She was pretty sure that the rules and trappings of ritual had nothing to do with God, that they were ways for people to imagine they were doing things right in order to escape from punishment, or harm, like children. She […]

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October Reads: a Little Bit of Everything

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich “Patrice had come to think that humans treated the concept of God, or Gizhe Manidoo, or the Holy Ghost, in a childish way. She was pretty sure that the rules and trappings of ritual had nothing to do with God, that they were ways for people to imagine they were doing things right in order to escape from punishment, or harm, like children. She had […]

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18 Books Later, Mitch Rapp is Still a Badass

I love escaping into a good spy thriller, and #18 in the Mitch Rapp series transported me to the Middle East, Mexico, and Washington DC to watch the world’s most deadly good guy lick terrorists, drug cartels, and corrupt politicians. Lethal Agent (a brilliant double entendre) has pulse-pounding action, and a delightfully intertwined plot and I cheered on a brutal killer as he thwarted evildoers. If you enjoy audio books, […]

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Still in the Miracle Business

In 2006 I interviewed Tricia and Melissa Brock, the sister team behind the Christian pop band, Superchic[k] for my book, God Unplugged. I was astonished by the way God showed up in their young lives. Melissa One day, my mom and I were driving to my grandpa’s house to celebrate his birthday. She needed to stop at her seamstress’ house on the way. When we arrived, my mom parked the […]

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How NFL Kicker Jason Hanson Knows God is Real

Back in 2005 I had an opportunity to interview Jason Hanson of the Detroit Lions. He shared his testimony for my first book and later on my podcast.  Last Saturday night I was in the audience for the KLOVE Fan Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. I was thrilled when Jason’s name was called as a nominee for the Sports Impact award. After the ceremony it was wonderful […]

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A CAREER IS LAUNCHED!

Back in 2005, my daughter invited her friend, Justin, to join her at youth group.  Surprisingly, he looked her square in the face and said, “How do you even know He’s real?” She had no idea how to respond to that question, and to be honest, neither did I. It haunted me. That is the universal question isn’t it?  How do we know Christ is real? To many people, Jesus […]

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An Interview with World Champion Water Skier Kristi Overton-Johnson

Kristi Overton-Johnson is living proof that God doesn’t make any junk.  Despite our weaknesses, He can do something magical with our lives… if we let Him.No matter who you are, you will face adversity in your life. You may feel overwhelmed, but there is always light at the end of the tunnel.  Good things often come from the refining we experience in the fire. Kristi Overton-Johnson is a water skiing […]

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Inner Beauty of This Week’s Episode of GOD UNPLUGGED

  This week’s guest on GOD UNPLUGGED is actress Nancy Stafford.  Perhaps best known for her five-year role as Andy Griffith’s law partner in the ABC TV series, “Matlock,” Nancy’s career resume also includes three years on the Emmy award winning series, “St. Elsewhere,” the ABC series, “Sidekicks” and as a regular on the daytime drama, “The Doctors.” Stafford has made appearances on dozens of programs, including “Judging Amy,” “ER,” […]

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Billy Ray Cyrus’ Favorite Christmas

Here’s an excerpt from my latest book, My Favorite Christmas, which features fond holiday memories of famous athletes, recording artists and authors. Billy Ray Cyrus   Multi-platinum selling recording artist, Billy Ray Cyrus, is best known for his 1992 smash hit, “Achy Breaky Heart.” Also an actor, Cyrus played the lead role on PaxTV’s (now i Television) long-running hit series, “Doc”. He currently stars with his daughter Miley on Disney Channel’s hit […]

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