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What is your favorite Christmas memory?

  Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.  ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder Last week I posted an excerpt from my book, My Favorite Christmas. Recording artist and actor Billy Ray Cyrus shared an incredibly...
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Book Excerpts

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)...
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Random Thoughts

What are you thankful for?

I’m kind of considered the gourmet cook in our family. What can I say; I really enjoy cooking (my kids were eating epicurean delights from the time they were wee babies). So when it comes time for family holidays I like to show off a little. No simple dishes for me; the harder the recipe...
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It’s Time to Breathe – November 12

It’s Time to Breathe Show - November 12 Hi Friends - Last Monday I started my brand-new Internet radio talk show. IT'S TIME TO BREATHE Internet Talk Radio Show is a show about discovering your purpose in life. Unfortunately, there were some technical difficulties as a result of turning our clocks back, so you probably missed the broadcast. You...
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New Word Game – Please Play

Fun word game - please play!   Let's find out how creative we are.  See how many unique words you can come up with using the letters from the following phrase: BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN LEAVES Then ... post a Bible verse that uses your new word. I'll start ... MUTUAL "Let us therefore make every effort to do what...
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Random Thoughts

Everything Changes in the Blink of an Eye

This summer my 19-year-old daughter Kaia went on a mission trip to Guatemala with an incredible group called Side By Side Ministries.  They served at a 400-child orphanage called Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos where they spent ten days constructing a tilapia pond so the children could have fresh fish to eat.  It was a grueling, but...
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Book Excerpts

Quarterback David Carr Knows God is Real

The following is an excerpt from my book, How Do You Know He's Real:  God Unplugged.  NFL quarterback David Carr (now with the Carolina Panthers) shares an amazing story.  In the books, famous recording artists, actors and athletes share personal stories of faith.  If you know someone who questions the existence of God, or who needs a...
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Book Excerpts

Not the Same Old Song and Dance

The following is an excerpt from my book, How Do You Know He's Real:  God Unplugged.  Amazing stories from her sisters are also featured in the book.  In the books, famous recording artists, actors and athletes share personal stories of faith.  If you know someone who questions the existence of God, or who needs a...
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Music

In the Spotlight with Krystal Meyers

In the Spotlight with Krystal Meyers By Amy Hammond Hagberg   A lot has happened to 16-year-old Krystal Meyers since the release of her self-titled debut album in 2005.  She has graduated high school, received a Dove nomination and  found success not only in North America, but is a teen sensation in Japan.  Her sophomore...
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Interviews

FabChat Online Chat

Amy Hammond Hagberg, author of the "How Do You Know He's Real" book series (Destiny Image Publishers) will be the featured guest this Thursday, June 28th at 7:00 p.m. Central time on FabChat, a world-wide online chat event. FabChat, hosted by author Karina L. Fabian every Thursday, offers fans an opportunity to chat live with...
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Music

Chubby Ankles and All

Melissa Brock’s Struggle with Anorexia Superchic[k] is a contemporary Christian band that combines punk, pop, rock, rap and R&B to create their own unique sound. The group debuted in 1999, fronted by sisters Tricia and Melissa Brock, who were both trained as opera singers.  They’ve recorded five albums, including their latest release, “Beauty from Pain” in...
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Music

Ashley Cleveland Q&A

IN THE SPOTLIGHT WITH ASHLEY CLEVELAND   I recently chatted with two-time Grammy winner, Ashley Cleveland about her music, her faith and her struggles with alcohol and drug abuse.  In 2005 she released a collection of updated hymns called Men and Angels Say.  Her latest recording, Before the Daylight's Shot released in 2006.   She was...
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Random Thoughts

Fear of Tight Spaces

While the technician strapped me down and slowly eased me into the tube I kept my eyes tightly shut.  Then the motion stopped and I cautiously opened them. A new surge of panic enveloped me. I have claustrophobia.  Now, if you ask ten people if they like small spaces, nine of them would answer in the negative; nobody really LIKES...
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Find Your Wings

This Sunday was Senior Sunday at church.  An annual tradition, the service features the talents of some special senior students involved in the youth ministry.  My daughter happens to be one of those "super seniors"... if there was something going on at youth group she would likely have a leadership role. Kaia's been singing in...
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Random Thoughts Storytelling

The Tale of Mama Duck

The night before my wedding my dad asked me if we could have a “talk.”  I was 23 by this time and already knew a thing or two about the birds and the bees, so this conversation was a little … well… uncomfortable.  As it turned out, Dad’s objective wasn’t to tell me about the...
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Music

Seventh Day Slumber Q&A

IN THE SPOTLIGHT WITH JOSEPH ROJAS By Amy Hammond Hagberg I recently caught up with Joseph Rojas, lead vocalist for Christian rock band, Seventh Day Slumber about his music, his faith and his troubled youth. Their new record, "Finally Awake" hit store shelves in March 2007. AH: How did Seventh Day Slumber get together? JR:...
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Book Excerpts

I Know God is Real!

 A couple of years ago, my daughter asked 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?"That's the universal question isn't it?  How do we know Christ is real? I wondered, what would convince people like Justin that...
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