Faith & Inspiration

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‘I’m in the best shape of my life’

By Barnabas Piper
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Faith & Inspiration | Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, baseball fans: “I’m in the best shape of my life.” It’s that wonderful time of year when major leaguers…

Weaning ourselves off mother’s milk

Weaning ourselves off mother’s milk

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | At Saturday morning coffee with the girls I realized why our country is not going to defeat ISIS. There is something about much of American Christianity’s…

Cable charade

Cable charade

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | When hyperbole diminishes the plain meaning of words

Have you seen Lynn Messer?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Faith & Inspiration | Kerry Messer and his son Abram are busy working the halls of the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Lawmakers greet them by name, for Kerry has been…

Discordant instruments

Discordant instruments

By Bill Newton
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Business | She was young, modestly dressed, attractive, innocent looking, and projected an aura of purity. Then she spoke. It wasn’t her tone, nor her pitch, or even…

Faith is the thing

Faith is the thing

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Believing in the absence of receiving

Small tales

Small tales

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Faith & Inspiration | Even our little lies have large consequences

God helps those ...

By La Shawn Barber
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Faith & Inspiration | Before I was saved or knew anything about the Bible, I thought the saying “God helps those who help themselves” could have come from the Bible. It sounded…

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…

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