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Art at its most basic level

Art at its most basic level

By John R. Erickson
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Faith & Inspiration | Flights of imagination inspired by a small-town church and its congregants

Bolstered by a banana and Luther’s lyrics

Bolstered by a banana and Luther’s lyrics

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | In the last several weeks I’ve learned to sleep with a banana beside my bed. They say insomnia comes as a normal part of the pregnancy package, and mine is…

Mary and me

Mary and me

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Our little Pennsylvania town really is little . The borough’s boundaries contain a pizza place run by genuine Mediterraneans, a Lutheran church with real…

Thankful for public school

Thankful for public school

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | In one of my happiest memories, I was on the living room floor of my childhood home writing a long report about Martin Luther for my ninth grade English…

Becoming a child again

By Chelsea Boes
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Media | Every day when my husband Jonathan comes home from work, he asks me what I wrote about that day. I never give the same answer twice. For example: “Today I…

Fears of a first-time mom

Fears of a first-time mom

By Chelsea Boes
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Parenting | Just one glimpse into the newborn care classroom—a sterile upstairs rectangle in the local hospital—made all the feelings I associate with public…

It’s in their blood

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Last week, a gaggle of busy movers descended on our house—my mother, grandmother, brother, and father. They brought with them a U-Haul stuffed with a new…

Hope for a better life in Batam

By Sophia Lee
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Travel | It’s hard to miss the blatant poverty on this fast-booming Indonesian island

You can’t hurry love

You can’t hurry love

By Chelsea Boes
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Relationships | This week, as our house overflows with an exorbitant double-shower yield of diapers and pink gifts, my husband Jonathan and I remember a small but sacred…

Faith among the chaos in Kuala Lumpur

By Sophia Lee
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Travel | WORLD reporter Sophia Lee is traveling through Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma, and other Southeast Asian countries. She’s sending us regular

The cross before me

The cross before me

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I’ve reached that part of pregnancy where your feet seem to get farther and farther away, like Lewis Carroll’s Alice after she downs the bottle marked…

Perspectives in Penang

By Sophia Lee
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Travel | WORLD reporter Sophia Lee is traveling through Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma, and other Southeast Asian countries. She’s sending us regular

 
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