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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…

The house next door

The house next door

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The woman two doors down from us is moving away, so the two of us went out for coffee. The elephant in the room was the subject of the house between hers and…

Incubating character in the home

Incubating character in the home

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My father, age 90, moved in with us last year, and it is all to the good. I didn’t say it is all without challenges. But who ever produced anything…

Working heartily for the Lord

Working heartily for the Lord

By Bill Newton
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Business | “I want to meet with all our Christian associates once each quarter,” Michael, the company’s CEO, said to his senior staff. “I’ve made a commitment…

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,

Recall the former days

Recall the former days

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My middle-age friend Kay told me about the time when, at age 18, she used her mother’s car to visit a friend, though the vehicle was not insured. She had an…

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…

Lessons from the Exodus

Lessons from the Exodus

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | If you are fortunate enough to live within driving distance of either Lancaster, Pa., or Branson, Mo., you must go to the Sight and Sound Theater before you…

A more important resolution

A more important resolution

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | Today, the day after New Year’s Day, is my favorite day in the entire year. The clutter and chaos of Christmas has cleared and the new year stretches out…

God and football

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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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 big names in the news

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | It’s time to trot out the newsmakers of the year—that annual list of people that you and I are never on. For 2014 expect such luminaries as Kim…

Wrestling with God

Wrestling with God

By Sophia Lee
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Faith & Inspiration | Last year I wrote about my struggles as a 26-year-old single woman praying for “true love” but then realizing with deep shame that I don’t yet truly…

 
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