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A new definition of ‘teamwork’—cheating

A new definition of ‘teamwork’—cheating

By Bill Newton
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Culture | The subject was ethics, the students were pastors, and the classroom was in Uganda. I asked the students, “Are you a liar, a cheater, a thief?” After…

The mattress man stands before kings

The mattress man stands before kings

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I needed a mattress and box springs for the spare room and Barbara had a pick-up truck and knew the best place—small, no-frills, and nothing but beds lined…

Confessions of a crusty hymn purist

Confessions of a crusty hymn purist

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | The first time someone told me I sang beautifully, I was standing in my parents’ kitchen washing dishes and caroling an 80-year-old tune over the sink suds.

‘Too wonderful for me’

‘Too wonderful for me’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | “Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship on the…

The empty nest

The empty nest

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Family | I got this email from my daughter today as she is away from her own traveling 10-year-old for a week: “It feels so weird to have a person come out of your…

Summer time travel

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The past has perished, but the present is the land of choice

The death of sensibility

The death of sensibility

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | How would you like to cease to feel pain? It’s a good thing, I suppose, when you are numbed up at the dentist’s office, but I wager you wouldn’t want to…

Not the life of the party

Not the life of the party

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I did fairly well at a party Friday night. I know it sounds strange to say that—to evaluate the outcome of a birthday party as a personal success or…

The lost art of thinking

The lost art of thinking

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Recently a friend visiting from Florida asked me to meet her at Dunkin’ Donuts, so I went at the appointed time but she was late. I received her text upon…

Warp speed

Warp speed

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Attitudes change at a breathtaking pace as Americans strive to be au courant

Writing lessons from Maya Angelou

By Chelsea Boes
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Essay | I often complain to my husband that nothing ever happens to me. At least, nothing happens to me compared to Maya Angelou.  If you read the obituaries of…

No atheists in a foxhole

No atheists in a foxhole

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | They say there are no atheists in foxholes, but it’s not precisely true, of course. Our best authority on this is Scripture itself where we read that the…

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