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‘SAMSON’ PROMISES TO BRING THE HOUSE DOWN–AS SIGHT & SOUND THEATRES® MARKS A DECADE IN BRANSON, WELCOMING 3.5 MILLION GUESTS

BRANSON, Mo. – Now marking its 10th year in Branson, Sight & Sound announces that its 2,000-seat, state-of-the-art theater next will thrill audiences with the story—and the music, animals and amazing effects—of the original superhero, Samson. “We’re thrilled to mark this 10-year milestone with one of our most exciting productions,” Sight & Sound Theatres CEO Matt … Continued

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THE STAR: Animated Nativity Story on DVD/Digital in February

CULVER CITY, Calif. – From the studio that brought you MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN & CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS comes the timeless tale about faith, friendship, and the importance of believing in yourself. AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Animation’s THE STAR arrives for the first time on Digital on February 6 and on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital February 20 from Sony … Continued

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FROM PURE FLIX: OFFICIAL ‘SAMSON’ TRAILER DROPS TODAY

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Announcing the official trailer for the highly anticipated biblical epic SAMSON. From Pure Flix, the world’s leading independent faith-and-family studio, SAMSON is the thrilling retelling of a champion’s calling, betrayal and redemption. Click here to view trailer “If you’ve ever faced adversity and wondered if God was big enough to see you through it, this is … Continued

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For Christmas, Texans Mix it Up with Refugees–this Saturday in Dallas

THE UNITED NATIONS OF CHRISTMAS PARTIES Gateway of Grace Celebrates with 300-Plus Refugees Saturday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Church of the Incarnation DALLAS – From Iraq, Afghanistan, Cuba, Bhutan, Syria, Turkey, Iran . . . Algeria—but now from across Dallas—from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, a virtual United Nations of new Dallas … Continued

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YOUR iPHONE SAFETY–IN THREE CASES: Saddleback Leather Debuts Three iPhone Cases That Grip Better, Insulate Longer, Drop Less

FORT WORTH, Tex. – Standard iPhone cases protect phones after they fall. The falls end, however—and insulation and grip improve—as Saddleback Leather debuts not one but three cases in its first-ever iPhone line. Coming January 2018, “The Photographer’s Case,” “The Handsfree Sandal,” and “The Slim Molded Case”—emphasizing sure grip, ready access, and sleek design, respectively—are available both … Continued

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How to reinvent yourself during a mid-career crisis

What do Mark Zuckerberg, Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett and certain other top .05 percenters have in common? All of them want to give while they live — not just in wills or big checks, but here and nowand also within their work. Turns out, every person is internally scripted to help other people. If … Continued

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8 WAYS TO BE A GOOD INTERVIEW

We surveyed three top broadcasters–two from radio, one from television–who have interviewed people like you, as one put it, “since the earth was cooling,” which could mean 6,000 years or billions of years, your call. By every measure, this is seasoned advice for anyone who gets near a microphone, and our advice, as you read, is to mentally cut, paste, and hit save.

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Lefties Living in a Right-Handed World

Did you know only 10 percent of the world population is left handed? That number is mind-boggling to me. Then again, I think about spilling water every morning when making coffee, and I am quickly reminded that I’m living in a right-handed world.

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Truett and Technology

Five years ago I had the great honor of meeting Truett Cathy, late founder of Chick-fil-A. He’s become synonymous with wealth and generosity (an unusual combination), and perhaps more notably, Christianity. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve driven into a Chick-fil-A parking lot on Sunday only to find… yep, you know the feeling. Dang you, Sunday!

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Doing Illness Well

When a left-brain patient comes out the other side of a serious diagnosis, surgery and recovery, what do you get? In this case, sharp insights and a few ingenious shortcuts through the management side of illness.

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CONTENTMENT

Suffocation . . . heat stroke . . . barbaric deaths for people packed into the back of a tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot just 90 minutes from my house. My heart sinks.

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IT’S TIME TO BREAK UP.

I take pleasure in reducing clutter, disorder, bad habits, excess, and the past. Regardless of the medium, there is value gained in white space—both physical and mental. One feeds the other.

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Goodbye to Glen Nishimura

Julie and I were in D.C. for a Religion Newswriters Conference when Cathy Grossman–legendary USA Today writer on the religion beat–toured us through USA Today headquarters, very like a shining city on a hill.

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