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Aimless affection

Aimless affection

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Faith & Inspiration | ‘Unconditional love’ is not a ‘get out of jail free’ card

Don’t let me be a Nabal

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Everyone knows that pregnancy and child-rearing could easily be called “open advice season.” Everyone a pregnant woman meets has an opinion or an…

Glow in the dark Christians

Glow in the dark Christians

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | One of the magical things about growing up in the 1950s and early 1960s was glow-in-the-dark objects. I had a figurine of the Blessed Virgin Mary that glowed…

The clerk’s disobedience

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Religious Liberty | If there had been income tax back then, Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) would not have paid it. And seeing as he had no property to speak of, he could not…

The grace of wrath

The grace of wrath

By Bill Newton
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Faith & Inspiration | James, a missionary, returned home from a trip to equatorial Africa. During his last days there, he developed an ailment in his lower left leg. The condition…

‘Let another praise you’

‘Let another praise you’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips” (Proverbs 27:2, ESV). I walked into the church kitchen on a Sunday…

Her first story

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | “In the beginning, there was nothing. Nothing to hear. Nothing to feel. Nothing to see.” These words, part of the opening to Sally Lloyd-Jones’ Jesus

It’s all about Him

It’s all about Him

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I got a bright idea and went to YouTube on my computer to see if I could find audio of Scripture I could listen to while making dinner. Success! As I was…

No skipping steps in asking forgiveness

No skipping steps in asking forgiveness

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | A young man in his eighth year of incarceration was pleased to tell me that the young woman he had treated shabbily before he was locked up was no longer…

Unstable elements

Unstable elements

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | How persons and institutions create explosive situations for themselves

Faith first, then proof

Faith first, then proof

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I was not gung ho about attending a bachelorette party for a woman about to marry her female fiancée, and received a note from a dear family member to that…

Tebowmania, temptation, and faith

By La Shawn Barber
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Sports | “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is…

 
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