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Gentleness is the best companion

Gentleness is the best companion

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Essay | Back in January, someone at a holiday party told me my New Year’s resolutions were just a theologically poor substitute for the practice of Lent. Because I…

Staying young while growing older

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Essay | This year for Christmas my mother gave me my first ever Lego set, which she picked up at the discount grocery. The little doll inside, a beach-blonde with a…

‘Can’t change it back to the way it was’

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Books | Paula Danziger seems like the kind of person you’d call by her first name. That’s why I began my letter to this children’s book author, famed for her…

Completing instead of competing

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Marriage | “We could write a story. It wouldn’t be that hard.” With those words, our storybook began. Jonathan and I were sitting in the cushiony blueness of the…

A widow’s reminder

A widow’s reminder

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Essay | I’ve started thinking about Barbara again—because I’m starting to feel like her. I knew the old woman summers ago, when I used to sit in her huge,

Remember you’re not alone

Remember you’re not alone

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Faith & Inspiration | After one of my dearest friends left her Midwestern home for a new job in the South last week, she told me, “Like all heralded adventures, this one is a…

Hanging out with Freaks and Geeks

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Television | Everyone has been talking about Seth Rogen and James Franco during the past weeks because of The Interview . Certainly a hullaballoo of this kind—a nation…

God and football

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Essay | The moment before you dive into the fray of a high school football game, knowing you will be tackled, you feel like lightning is ripping through your guts.

The right time to think about babies

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Family | In the weeks before Christmas, Sarah Cavicchi learned a lesson that Mary, mother of Jesus, learned long ago: When it comes to pregnancy, people love to judge.

Beneath the big hair

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Music | Every Tuesday morning I sit at the kitchen table in my pajamas and click through the daily photos from the Associated Press. Because I work for God’s World…

A taste of the at-homeness of heaven

A taste of the at-homeness of heaven

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Faith & Inspiration | I settled stiffly into my seat at church last week, counting my miseries. We were half an hour late and I had the sniffles. I had forgotten to put on lipstick…

The invisible work of washing dishes

The invisible work of washing dishes

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Essay | This week I finally took down the jar of advice rocks from the high living room shelf. The rocks, a wedding gift, are each inscribed with a piece of marital…

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