Country Music Sensation, Billy Ray Cyrus in the hit movie, Like A Country Song

Playing It By Ear: The Adaptability of Billy Ray Cyrus Written by Kelli Gillespie Born in Kentucky, Billy Ray Cyrus grew up with a biblical foundation, a love for baseball, and music. While this country boy was hoping to become Johnny Bench and play in the big leagues, little did he know that his dreams…

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Whether it is a dad that has passed away, a strained relationship with a dad, a dad that is serving overseas, or a child that doesn’t know their dad, Father’s Day can sometimes be a bittersweet day for families. It is a gentle reminder that even though our relationships with our earthly dads might not…

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Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) leads his Roman soldiers during the zealot battle in TriStar Pictures’ RISEN

Stepping Into History One Role At A Time Risen Star Joseph Fiennes Written by Kelli Gillespie Actor Joseph Fiennes is no stranger to history. One of his more iconic roles was Will Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love, he was part of the British aristocracy in Elizabeth, he played theologian Martin Luther in Luther, and soon…

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Brian Bosworth Playing for Oklahoma Sooners

From Headstrong To Humble, Brian Bosworth Beats The Odds Written by Megan Camaisa Going from the gridiron to Hollywood was never what Brian “The Boz” Bosworth intended to do when he began his collegiate and NFL career in the 1980’s. Playing for legendary football coach, Barry Switzer at the University of Oklahoma, he quickly became…

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The Voice Contestant Blessing Offor playing his guitar. Photography by Rob Springer

The Greatest Gift Of All: Blessing Offor Written by Mei Ling Nazar Many people were introduced to artist, Blessing Offor when he captured the audience on the television reality show, The Voice, when all four celebrity judges wanted him on their team. While Offor is grateful for his musical career which has taken him to…

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(l-r) Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner (holding baby played by twins: Elise Vargas & Zoey Vargas), Kerris Dorsey, & Ed Oxenbould

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY Written by Kelli Gillespie Life doesn’t always go as planned… and some days you just want to press the restart button and begin fresh. In 1972 author Judith Viorst wrote a children’s book titled, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. It…

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Mark Wahlberg

Transformers: Age of Extinction Written by Kelli Gillespie He’s an actor, husband, father and man of faith. Whether he’s at home with the family or filming on location, Mark Wahlberg finds a way to incorporate his work ethic with his values. Traveling the long journey to Hong Kong, Risen caught up with the star of…

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Jeff Bridges

The Giver Written by Kelli Gillespie The sci-fi novel The Giver, has sold more than 10 million copies and has been adapted to the big screen in a movie starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. In the United States, Canada, and Australia, this 1994 Newbery Medal award-winning book is on many middle school reading lists.…

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