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Unrequited love redeemed

Unrequited love redeemed

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | As soon as I meet my husband and he proposes, I’m going to walk up to him and punch him in the chest. I will then cry, “You have no idea what I went…

The electric toothbrush caper

The electric toothbrush caper

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Essay | So I went to Walmart to buy my father an electric toothbrush, at my mother’s request. Not having ever applied the concept of electricity to anything near my…

The repentance of the purple-haired girl

The repentance of the purple-haired girl

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | My great-grandmother bought me a lovely hardback edition of Anne of Green Gables for my 11th birthday. I devoured it, read to tatters the seven succeeding…

A tribute to Paw Paw

By J.C. Derrick
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Essay | I sometimes tell people the atomic bomb saved my life. In 1945 my 18-year-old grandfather was stationed on Okinawa, a small island in the Pacific Ocean, where…

My slippery, silent miracle

My slippery, silent miracle

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | Our family first discovered the phenomenon of the church conference when I was 12. Since then, we drive two and half hours south each October for a broadening…

Why assume the worst of others?

Why assume the worst of others?

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | Dinner went sideways faster than you can say, “Check, please.” I had asked why he ate all four chocolate-covered dinner mints. He then accused me of…

From far apart to fast friends

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | When she still lived in Singapore, Sophia Lee always wanted to climb trees because it seemed so American. But she’d climb up there with a book and then she…

In love with the music man

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Music | You come to a point in a relationship, and a point in a long drive, in which you resort to lists of pre-scripted questions with titles like “25 Things to…

Finding a friend in flight

Finding a friend in flight

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | Nancy the flight attendant had the dried out look of someone who had been in too many states in too few days. “If there’s anything I can help you with,

A revolving kitchen door policy

A revolving kitchen door policy

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | This week I visited the homeschooling family of my best friend Kayla to celebrate the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles. Being Gentiles, none of us normally…

In praise of evangelistic parents

In praise of evangelistic parents

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | If you care about your church, pray for it. That conviction inspired my parents to drive to church half an hour early to pray for the service on Sunday. All…

Seeing my father sew

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | My father rushed into the house Saturday with a seeder in his hands. A seeder—for those less than farm-savvy, like me—is a sack meant to hold seeds, with…

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