More reasons to get on the good foot
October 23, 2007
While thousands of us converged on downtown Oklahoma City for last weekend’s Komen Race for the Cure, another group of people also gathered for a good cause.
The Walk for Honduras fund-raiser was held Sunday on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University. The event benefited the Good Samaritan... Read More
Big Mac or Big Ten?
October 18, 2007
Leaving the drive-through of McDonald’s the other day, I surprised my kids by reciting the ingredients in the Big Mac:
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame seed bun.
To really get their attention, I sang it:... Read More
Prayers for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 17, 2007
Most of us have been impacted by breast cancer.
Maybe a close relative has had it. Maybe someone you know battled it and lost.
Maybe you have had it or you are facing it right now.
I received the following prayer, “Prayer for Women With Breast Cancer,” from Beliefnet.com as part of of the... Read More
Describing the heavenly details
October 16, 2007
Last night as we watched the evening news together, my children were fascinated to find out that I once went out to house fires and crime scenes like some of the broadcast journalists they saw on TV. I laughed at their surprise because I realized that they are more familiar with my religion stories... Read More
More on Women of Faith
October 13, 2007
I had a great time interviewing Sandi Patty and Anita Renfroe for today’s Religion Section stories on Women of Faith.
Almost every year I get to share stories about some of the speakers and musical guests for the popular Christian women’s conference ministry that typically makes its way to Oklahoma... Read More
An interesting follow up on Mother Teresa
October 12, 2007
An interesting brief about Mother Teresa recently cropped up on the wire. It is, in my opinion, a good follow up to my previous blog post about the reported “crisis of the soul” experienced by the beloved nun in the years before her death.
Here’s the story, written by Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller... Read More
What I woudn't do for a million dollars ...
October 10, 2007
The following story was e-mailed to me today from Christian Newswire:
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10/Christian Newswire/ — Tuesday, the man from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who tried to cash a $1 million dollar gospel tract made international news. As comical as it may seem that anyone would actually... Read More
This altar is fur-friendly
October 06, 2007
Ever have funny conversations you could never have imagined in your wildest dreams?
I had one the other day as an assistant editor was reading today’s story about upcoming Blessing of the Animals services. He asked me how Church of the Good Shepherd would handle the pets attending service with their... Read More
Relay for Kim
October 04, 2007
May 2006 I met a remarkable young woman learning to live and laugh again after the death of her beloved mother.
I wrote a Mother’s Day story about Brianna Gaither of Edmond and her discovery that the piano lessons she had fought against had resulted in a musical transformation that became her pathway... Read More
Forgiveness and faith: hand in hand?
October 02, 2007
Forgiveness and faith go hand and hand … or do they? That was the question I posed recently, having just returned from a Religion Newswriters Association Conference where the topic of forgiveness was widely discussed.
A few readers said faith can hinder the forgiveness process.
Cheryl from Warr Acres... Read More
Faithful to forgive?
October 02, 2007
Tuesday, Oct. 2 marks the one-year anniversary of the tragedy at Nickel Mines, Pa., where a gunman murdered five girls at an Amish school. At the recent Religion Newswriters Association Conference in San Antonio, much focus was placed on the schoolhouse murders and the way the Amish community expressed forgiveness... Read More
Mother Teresa's letters
September 08, 2007
I first heard about Mother Teresa’s letters when Time magazine sent me an e-mail about its Sept. 3 cover story regarding the renowned humanitarian.
In reading the gist of the article, I was somewhat appalled: Letters written by Mother Teresa years ago were being brought to light, revealing that she... Read More