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It’s just a little stain

It’s just a little stain

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | There remain a few curious mysteries in life—like why a new car’s value is immediately depleted when it is driven off the showroom floor; like why this…

Worth a punch in the nose

Worth a punch in the nose

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I went to Michael’s funeral yesterday, and it was the highlight of my day. Michael was 51, and his brother Herman and sister Sue will miss him, but I…

Bubba keeps believing

Bubba keeps believing

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Bubba is out of prison now and facing what all former inmates have to face: trying to live upright civic lives while starting out with no money in their…

Not imagining things

Not imagining things

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I remember when my friend Nan was weeping alone on a desolate beach in Nova Scotia and found a stone with a perfect cross on it and was comforted. When she…

Woodstock—45 years ago today—vs. the blood of Jesus

By Marvin Olasky
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Music | Forty-five years ago to this day—Aug. 18, 1969—the Woodstock music festival concluded. Its half-million attendees signified a changing America. Joni…

Don’t go numb

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Faith & Inspiration | My Facebook news feed a week ago included no less than five links to articles with roughly the same headline: “ISIS Is Beheading Children.” Like a stab to…

A broken toe

A broken toe

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | We think my husband broke his baby toe last night. It is twice the size of its corresponding mate on the left foot and cannot be manipulated even a half inch…

How to pay your bills

How to pay your bills

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | This will not be a tutorial in household finances. You can attend one of those seminars yourself in many a church, and I may do that someday, if I get the…

Fearing the return of Jesus

Fearing the return of Jesus

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Maybe you weren’t a kid when the Left Behind books came out—but I was, and they scared me out of my little pink pajamas. OK, not literally. But I was afraid…

Welcome introverts

Welcome introverts

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My husband once worked as a substance abuse counselor in Michigan. The center where he counseled made use of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory…

Pleasing God through faith and suffering

Pleasing God through faith and suffering

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My mother wants to die, and there’s no talking her out of it. Why would I want to talk her out of it anyway? Why wouldn’t a Christian of a certain age…

Something or nothing?

Something or nothing?

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I take my job seriously. When enumerating the various gifts of the body in 1 Corinthians 12:28, Scripture says that “whoever speaks” (including online…

 
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