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"Mailbag" Continued...

Issue: "Realities: 2011-2020," Jan. 15, 2011

I think it's a no-brainer-what's the point in preaching to the choir? They already know the story.
Bill Peck; Abingdon, Md.

"Your calling" (Dec. 4)

As a senior in public high school, I have recently felt battle-weary in trying to be pure and kind against the norm. This column refreshed and inspired me with the insight that while politeness may look like dorkiness to some, God's light can shine more brightly in us even as the world grows darker.
Kayla Murrish, 17; Troy, Mich.

"The unified life" (Dec. 4)

Bully for Marvin Olasky, both for following his calling and for the notion that work is more fun than the lack of it. At age 65 I retired from the work I had done for 40 years. I have since written four books and am continuing my Christian newsletter. A year ago, at age 71, I began practicing a modest talent for juggling and now have a ministry to assisted-living facilities in the area. All of this has been in obedience to God's calling, otherwise I would have likely, as Olasky put it, "shrunk back and been destroyed."
Terry Dodd; Cumming, Ga.

Quick Takes (Dec. 4)

Regarding the article on the "science of slurp," I told my cats that Dr. Stocker had come to the conclusion that "cats know more about fluid mechanics than dogs." Their only comment as they sauntered away was, "Well, duh. . . ."
Joan Vance; Manitowoc, Wis.

"Called to adopt" (Dec. 4)

My husband and I really enjoy the magazine and I especially appreciate the articles on adoption. We adopted our son in 2008 and had an open relationship with his birth-mom until she died tragically 14 months later. So many women shy away from adoption until they realize what open adoption can be like. We miss our son's birth-mom and wish she could still be a part of our lives.
Lesa Harr; Sioux Falls, S.D.

"Misfiring spark" (Dec. 4)

Regarding the comment that "sex is the source of women's power": Speak for yourself, Janie B. Cheaney. I get my power the same way the men do, through my education and hard work. I wouldn't place all my hope for a daughter's future in a secular movement like SPARK, but I think that the Girl Activists have a better idea than Cheaney gives them credit for. Pride and Prejudice femininity is not the only alternative to "pop tarts" as role models for girls.
Laura Hendrickson; Chula Vista, Calif.

"Slumps that go on and on" (Nov. 20)

This was a good interview highlighting how an anti-business administration hurts hiring. However, it missed a key reason that this slump is going on and on, namely the enormous debt accumulated by households prior to the crash. Servicing this debt drags down other spending, keeping GDP and employment low.
Scott Buchanan; Lambertville, N.J.

Thank you

Thank you for your faithfulness in these difficult times. The WORLD magazines we receive are truly a blessing to the men here.
Ron Evans, Senior Chaplain, Jackson Correctional Institution; Malone, Fla.


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