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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…

What has become of Andrée?

What has become of Andrée?

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Because of neglect of regular dental check-ups—or because I didn’t choose my parents wisely—I find myself needing braces for my teeth. People under 30…

An intercultural union under Christ

An intercultural union under Christ

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Marriage | I stood in the corner of a Sunday school room last week, praying with nine other bridesmaids over my best friend Kayla. Her hair was curled, her dress was…

Calisthenics for the mind

Calisthenics for the mind

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Essay | I have taken a second job at a local eatery. I thought it would be a piece of cake. I was used to being on the other side of the counter, where what the…

Writing Hemingway’s way

Writing Hemingway’s way

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | “Chelsea, would you like to live in Paris for a short period of time?” My spirit groaned as I read this text message, which my fiancé sent me a few weeks…

Running in rhythm

Running in rhythm

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | I’m generally a 10 o’clock in the morning woman. I dodge obligations that would separate me from my sheets at an earlier hour. My alarm rings, and I…

Help! It’s OK to need somebody

Help! It’s OK to need somebody

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | My mother loses her car keys quite a lot. She always has. I have always known the scramble of her searching hands that upset purses, laundry, and piles of…

Here comes the sun … I hope

Here comes the sun … I hope

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | I miss the sun. I miss the sun so much I can feel my body aching for it at the cellular level. I regard my face and arms in the mirror, wondering if they…

Finding God’s mercy in <em>The Bell Jar</em>

Finding God’s mercy in The Bell Jar

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | The best kind of book enthralls you and widens your heart in worship to God at the same time. That happened to me this week, and I wasn’t reading Augustine…

Coping with that pre-wedding feeling of impending doom

Coping with that pre-wedding feeling of impending doom

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | A couple weeks ago, I dreamed I was standing in a room I had never seen before, crying bitterly. My wedding had just passed, and I had forgotten everything. I…

A sign of spring: Box scores at breakfast

A sign of spring: Box scores at breakfast

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | In much of the country, March portends spring (although not so much this year). In my home state of Minnesota, March is miserable. It is Punxsutawney Phil’s…

The importance of story-drawers

The importance of story-drawers

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | Since the end of college I have only read books I instantly enjoy. I found Jeannette Walls’ memoir, The Glass Castle , on one of my bowing white bookcases…

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