You can tell Easter's coming.

All those Jesus shows are popping up on TV. One channel has "Finding Jesus." Another, "Killing Jesus." Soon, all the classic Jesus movies. And the makers of the much-watched series, "The Bible," come this Easter season with "A.D.," the sequel.

The night "The Bible" showed the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus, social media lit up with shocked viewers saying, "I had no idea what Jesus went through!"


Baby Lilly 300There's no way newscasters can tell her story without using the word "miracle." That's easy to understand.

Baby Lily had been trapped in a partly submerged car in Utah's Spanish Fork River. She's 18 months old. She was upside down in her car seat for 14 hours, with the cold water of the river running through the car.

I love the Manhattan view when you fly into LaGuardia Airport. The view all around the runways? Not so much.

Water on three sides. The thought has crossed my mind, "A plane could end up in the water some day."

"Frozen" is more than a blockbuster Disney movie. It's the headline for this record-busting winter in much of the United States.

Any time I hear myself starting to whimper over the long freeze, I think "Boston." Some 100 inches of snow in just a few weeks!

But out of those snowdrifts comes this really cool story. With a big shot of hope to people who've gotten slammed in their life.

It's becoming a "girlfriends" thing to do on Valentine's Weekend. "Let's check out 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'"

Opening weekend for a movie that's about a young woman becoming the object of a man's sado-masochistic sexual bondage.

It seems odd that it would be something so many women want to see. Especially when our culture has fought so passionately to elevate the dignity and worth of women.

It opens in theaters on Valentine's Weekend. How ironic.

"Fifty Shades of Grey." A 100-million selling book, called by many "mommy porn." Evidently, it's known for its portrayal of a young virgin's seduction into sado-masochistic sex in a charming man's "room of pain." Now a movie with the fastest-selling advance ticket sales in online history.

A friend just told me it's the talk of the women in her office. Forty and 50-year-old women "giggling like schoolgirls." Dying to see it. To see a woman submitting to sexual violence in the name of "exploring her dark desires."

Déjà vu.

New York City - the city that never sleeps - totally shut down. Planes, trains, roads, bridges. Just like Superstorm Sandy a couple years ago. Except my wife and I were in the middle of that one. I'm really good at accepting speaking engagements at what turn out to be crazy times!

The weather folks got it right. They said Sandy was going to be horrendous. She was.

Fifty million of us watched what they're calling the greatest comeback in NFL conference championship history. Too bad so many of their fans missed it.

With just four minutes left, the Seattle Seahawks were down by 12 points to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game. At stake - who goes to the Super Bowl.

It really wasn't looking good. Seattle's usually-efficient quarterback had thrown four interceptions and been sacked five times. With just two minutes left, they were still behind. So fans gave up and started leaving in droves.



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