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 spiritual book, you should check it out.  You can find more information about the book […]

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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 project, Dying for a Heart, dropped in September of 2006.  I recently caught up with […]

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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 authors and others involved in the publishing industry. Amy is the author of “How Do […]

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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 2005.  Excerpt taken from the book How Do You Know He’s Real: God Unplugged by […]

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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 just named the ChristianityToday.com “Best Female Vocalist of 2006.”   In addition to her own […]

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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 being in closed spaces.  But the majority of people are certainly able to tolerate them to […]

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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 the youth band ever since she was a freshman.  That meant she was leading worship […]

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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 facts of life at all, but rather to remind me that having children wasn’t a […]

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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: Seventh Day Slumber was started probably right around the beginning of 1997 at Christ for […]

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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 Jesus is worth a try?  His question haunted me, and I knew I needed to […]

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