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Preemptive preparation

Preemptive preparation

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I hope the title of this column is not redundant. “Preemptive” and “preparation” both refer to work done ahead of time in order to be ready for…

‘I am a feather for each wind that blows’

‘I am a feather for each wind that blows’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I received a lovely greeting card that had no preprinted text inside, but the front had drawings of four bird feathers drifting in the air and these words:

No covetous man

No covetous man

By La Shawn Barber
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Faith & Inspiration | “A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot” (Proverbs 14:30). Arthur C. Brooks of the right-leaning American Enterprise…

Enduring setbacks like a sea star

Enduring setbacks like a sea star

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Starfish, which are more properly called “sea stars” and are not really fish at all, have something wonderful about them besides a beautiful five-point…

A remembrance of a forgiveness

A remembrance of a forgiveness

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Many years ago now I was alone in a room in the dark with someone who was dying. I had hurt him a lot in the past, and he had hurt me, too. We didn’t say a…

Mark as unread

Mark as unread

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | How are y’all doing in the 21st century? Here in a suburb of Philadelphia I’m finding it challenging. I just went through my email and marked three…

Fear of being labeled a ‘fundie’

Fear of being labeled a ‘fundie’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | We had a dinner guest who confessed to being nervous about being called a “fundie” for his maintaining in public venues among his colleagues that…

The folly of fear of man

The folly of fear of man

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In college a guy named Mike asked me out to hear a band I was not interested in. I said no but he proceeded to engage me in a wager, which I lost, and so I…

Satan’s devious designs within the church

Satan’s devious designs within the church

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Paul warned us to “not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs” (2 Corinthians 2:11). If your back were to the wall, could you name…

Bubba’s consistent faith

Bubba’s consistent faith

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Hello Andrée, How are you? I received your letter. Thank you so much. You know, a lot of what we go through, big or small, is when our faith is proved good or

Cognitive schemes

Cognitive schemes

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Faith & Inspiration | We know—or think we know—what we’re doing when we take up self-destructive behavior

A lesson in self-control

A lesson in self-control

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My son came home from work loaded for bear. He had cause. His boss had suddenly flown out of the country at word that his father was dying and had left my son…

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