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Cherishing the miracle of marriage

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | During my wedding reception, a small boy approached me just as I was about to cut the cake. All evening he had been ogling the cake topper, a tiny Lego man…

Facing an anxious new season

Facing an anxious new season

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I spend my workday at a window overlooking our landlord’s four cows. The cows lead simple lives—simplified, I suppose, by their unsophisticated destinies.

Protect me from the praise I receive

Protect me from the praise I receive

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | During our weekend stay at an extravagant Austin, Texas, hotel, my husband and I felt like masqueraders in the den of the wealthy.  Jonathan had come for…

‘Give people the gift of allowing them to give’

‘Give people the gift of allowing them to give’

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | The 5 a.m. Baltimore chill cut right through our coats last Thursday, the morning my husband and I flew to Texas for the very first time. We boarded…

The nerd test

The nerd test

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Books | Are you a nerd? If you feel unsure, here’s a handy diagnostic: Do you work with and enjoy machines more than the average Joe? If you had written the…

Gentleness is the best companion

Gentleness is the best companion

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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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

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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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’

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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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

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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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

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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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

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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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

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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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…

 
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