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Issue: "Bright or rotten idea?," Oct. 5, 2013

Dispatches

Aug. 24  Thank you for the story about Daniel and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and their daughter Abigail. I smiled and prayed for baby Abigail through my tears, both in joy for her survival and in the pain of losing my baby girl to Potter’s Syndrome 16 years ago.
—Wendy Loveland, Russellville, Ark.

‘From politics to education’

Aug. 10  Regarding the comment that WORLD should “get off the politics thing,” I love the magazine. Let the ostriches go somewhere else.
—Kurt Meyer, Chantilly, Va.

‘Cut it off’

Aug. 10  This column enabled me to tear up the many notes I’d scratched on scraps of paper trying to express some truths for someone in our lives. You said it all and backed it up with solid truth from Scripture.
—Diane Mumau, Hellertown, Pa.

Many American Christians seem to need a reminder of the price Christ paid, giving up His life to give us life, and that we need to give up our lives for Him.
—Bill Orf, Orwigsburg, Pa.

‘Turkey’s inside man’

July 27  Thank you for your excellent coverage of Turkey. My wife and I have become very close to a Muslim Turkish family living in the United States. They are hospitable, kind, and quite proud of the secular democracy under which they grew up. They stand with the protesters back home.
—Dean Davis, Carbondale, Ill.

‘Occupied territory’

July 27  I was almost in tears at the end of this column. Many Christians are so insular they are of no use in helping to reach the current generation. We are called to be salt and light, not a cozy spiritual cabin in the middle of nowhere, and if we are obedient we will get our hands dirty. Not only should we back up people like Doug TenNapel, many of us need to be more like him.
—Jess Steere, Berea, Ky.

‘Remember the signs’

July 27  Thanks to Andrée Seu Peterson for the forthright reminders of those, from the apostle Peter to more recent pathfinders of the faith, who have clearly marked the shipwreck shoals.
—Roger Hudgins, Bartlesville, Okla.

‘Where are they now?’

June 15  This column on marriage moved me to tears. I will be dwelling for a long while on Jeanne Damoff’s advice to young couples: “God really is sovereign, loving, and good, . . . nothing you would choose for yourself could ever surpass the beauty and wonder of the gifts He has prepared for you.”
—Heidi Chin, Salem, Ore.

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