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Feeling at home

Feeling at home

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Marriage | While I was planning our wedding—picking out plates, whittling down the guest list, and taking melatonin to help me sleep at night—a friend told me the…

A verse to carry us into the real world

A verse to carry us into the real world

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | “A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.” I rehearsed the words over…

So many books, so little time

So many books, so little time

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Books | At the end of college, my life was a long ledger of incomplete reading reports. I viewed these reports not only as a judgment on my academic ability but on my…

Sending my husband off to school

Sending my husband off to school

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Marriage | Before buying groceries this week I Googled “what to pack in your husband’s lunch.” I was then introduced to whole forums of women who have contemplated…

Fearing the return of Jesus

Fearing the return of Jesus

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Maybe you weren’t a kid when the Left Behind books came out—but I was, and they scared me out of my little pink pajamas. OK, not literally. But I was afraid…

Rejoicing in the day the Lord has made

Rejoicing in the day the Lord has made

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I could hear the hum of the razor as my husband stood at the sink shaving off his beard. The possibility of shaving had plagued his mind for several days.

Being fed in the school cafeteria

Being fed in the school cafeteria

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | The kids in my high school used to fling pats of butter into the air with the purpose of sticking them to the cafeteria ceiling. Every day we ate with butter…

Becoming free indeed

Becoming free indeed

By Jeff Koch
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Faith & Inspiration | The Fourth of July is a great day to celebrate freedom—from the Redcoats, of course. But on this Independence Day I also celebrate freedom from delusion—a…

I didn’t earn that pizza

I didn’t earn that pizza

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Books | When I was a child, I cheated at the Pizza Hut Book-It program. At the time, I didn’t apply the word cheat to the fudging I performed on my Book-It list. But…

We’ll always remember the flies

We’ll always remember the flies

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Marriage | My husband stood in the middle of the room with a tissue in hand, poised for attack. He craved the blood of two houseflies that plague our bedroom with their…

Writing hymns from experience

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Music | A woman sits in a ballooning black taffeta dress with her thin hands folded. Beneath her placid face with its broad nose, her dress buries what we believe on…

There is still hope

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | Love always hopes. I rehearsed that phrase in my mind as we inched down the Virginia highway, a bursting green corridor that would lead Jonathan and me to our…

 
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