“Community” is the place where the person you least want to live with always lives, says Henri Nouwen. Often we surround ourselves with the people we most want to live with, which forms a club or a clique, not a community. Anyone can form a club; it takes grace, shared vision, and hard work to form a community. The Christian church was the first institution […]
Hollywood musicals were wildly popular during the 1950s and ’60s, and three actresses in particular—Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood, and Deborah Kerr—thrilled viewers with their compelling performances. But a huge part of the appeal of these actresses was the breathtaking singing that enhanced their acting. In fact, the classic films’ successes were actually du […]
“I’m really scared.” This was the poignant note a teenager posted to friends on Facebook as she told them of some upcoming medical tests. She was facing hospitalization and a series of procedures in a city three hours from home and anxiously waited as doctors tried to discover the source of some serious medical problems she was experiencing. Who of us, in yo […]
In 1983, a sixty-one-year-old potato farmer named Cliff Young showed up for a grueling, weeklong ultramarathon from Sydney to Melbourne—in overalls and work boots. He shuffled off the starting line as the much younger and athletic runners sprinted ahead. Soon he was miles behind. Spectators feared for his health. But that night, as the other runners slept, C […]
The council in Cassandra Boyson’s Seeker’s Trilogy was responsible for maintaining law and order in the name of the “Great One.” Instead, they were corrupt, singling out people they deemed different for cruel treatment. Slowly the surrounding society began to decay—reflecting the council’s immoral ways. Yet in a surprising twist, the Great One righted the wr […]
I was power-trimming weeds beneath a large tree in our backyard when I felt a painful, burning jab to the back of my skull. Turning, I noticed several hornets buzzing around me. Having been already stung by one, I fled the scene. Later that night I discovered I had bumped the hornets’ watermelon-sized nest with my head! A sting had snapped me out of my cluel […]
The Boston Red Sox believe the answer to their third base woes has been in the organization all along. The team finally made the move fans have been clamoring for all year, calling up top prospect Rafael Devers on Sunday. [Now’s the time to sign up for Fantasy Football! Join for free] Devers will join the team Monday, but he’s not expected to start until Tue […]
The Gulf Coast League Nationals had everything working Sunday. (AP Photo) Throwing a no-hitter is quite the feat. Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, it’s only been accomplished 296 times. While Johnny Vander Meer managed to throw two no-hitters in consecutive starts, no team has ever followed up a no-hitter with another no-hitter in the next ga […]
Some fans will go to great lengths to give their team an edge. Sometimes, it’s as simple as wearing a lucky pair of socks, or sitting in your favorite chair. More desperate fans might ask for divine intervention. We’re even willing to bet some have crafted some shoddily made voodoo dolls. [Now’s the time to sign up for Fantasy Football! Join for free] If tha […]
Houston Astros third baseman Colin Moran suffered a facial fracture after fouling a pitch off his own face during Saturday’s game against the Orioles. The graphic injury happened during the sixth inning when Moran got a piece of side-armer Darren O’Day’s first-pitch slider. With the pitch getting in deep on Moran’s hands, the contact only served to redirect […]
Welcome to the big leagues, Anthony Banda. This is Bryce Harper, and he’s here to destroy the 3-2 curveball you kindly set on a tee. The Washington Nationals slugger showed no mercy on Saturday night, greeting the debuting Diamondbacks top pitching prospect with a monstrous home run that easily cleared the pool area at Chase Field and found a home deep in th […]
At least nine people are dead after a phone call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery of dozens of undocumented immigrants severely injured in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas early Sunday, according to federal authorities.
Early Sunday morning, a horrific scene unfolded in the parking lot of a San Antonio Walmart. A call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery of dozens of alleged undocumented immigrants packed inside an 18-wheeler.
Thanks to "Saturday Night Live,' we have two versions of Sean Spicer. There's the sympathetic one who Melissa McCarthy plays hilariously on the late-night show. And then there's the Spicer who has defended many of Donald Trump's outrageous claims with false statements and outright lies.
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