After forty-three years, Kari Callen overcame her lifelong inhibitions from being born with a cleft lip and palate to venture on stage for her America’s Got Talent audition on July 15, 2009 and belt out a song from the depths of her soul.
Like Susan Boyle, Kari’s looks appeared to be an impediment to stardom. Like Susan, Kari volunteered that she had never been in a romantic relationship. Kari, however, is very bright and self-aware and apparently is now comfortable enough in her own skin to cast aside her fears and go for broke.
And, wow, what a voice! She received a standing ovation from the audience as well as from the three judges. More importantly than her technical skill, however, was the lifetime of emotion she poured into her song. She sang with such authenticity and vulnerability that I was on the verge of tears. What joy to see someone triumph after a lifetime of self-denial! May Kari go on to enjoy a satisfying and rewarding career doing what she loves best and inspiring others like her to stand tall and proud and share their God-given talents with the world.
How appropriate it is to close with a quote by 19th-century English novelist Mary Anne Evans, who wrote under the nom de plume George Eliot. Henry James said of Eliot, “She is magnificently ugly—deliciously hideous . . . in this vast ugliness resides a most powerful beauty which, in a very few minutes steals forth and charms the mind, so that you end as I ended, in falling in love with her.”
It’s never too late to be what you might have been.
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ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, is a road map for living a more peaceful, beautiful life. It’s the one book that explains how dozens of spiritual principles interact, how to weave them together into a cohesive worldview, and how to practically apply this spiritual wisdom to daily life.
Who will benefit from reading Through God’s Eyes?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one.
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to.
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SEE EVERY MOMENT AS A GIFT
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Phil’s eBook, The Logic of Living a Spiritual Life: Supporting a Life of Faith Through Logic and Reason, is now available for 99 cents.
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In this eBook, you’ll find answers to questions like:
• What is the cornerstone of a spiritual life, and why?
• What is the secret to liberating yourself from other people’s judgments and expectations?
• How do you reconcile the “free will vs. Divine Will” conundrum?
• Why is there an exception to “Everything happens for a reason”?
Those who worship logic instead of God are only half right. Not only is it logical to believe in God and to live a faith-based life, the existence of a loving, benevolent God that governs all creation is perhaps the only systematic worldview that explains every aspect of life.
Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent authors and thought leaders he interviewed. The roster of storytellers includes Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, Caroline Myss, Larry Dossey, Rachel Naomi Remen, Bernie Siegel, Dean Ornish, and Christiane Northrup. Sixty Seconds has been translated into four languages: Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories.
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