Faith & Inspiration

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Guilt, regret, and forgiveness

By La Shawn Barber
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Faith & Inspiration | Every now and then I thank God I lived the worst of my unsaved life in the pre-internet age. I’ve struck my share of cringe-worthy poses in front of…

Raising up strange messengers

Raising up strange messengers

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My friend provided temporary lodging to a woman with a mental illness. Helen (as I will call my friend) had taken in the needy single lady out of compassion…

Becoming an optimist

Becoming an optimist

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The biggest change in my seventh decade of life is that I am becoming an optimist. An optimist is a person with confidence and hope in the success or outcome…

Showing kindness to strangers

By D.C. Innes
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Faith & Inspiration | I love the human race. It’s people I find trying. Like when one of them is pumping gas right beside you with the most appalling words in the English…

Enter His gates with thanksgiving

Enter His gates with thanksgiving

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I went for a walk and wanted to pray but was as stuck as the White Witch’s sledge in the slush of new spring. All my prayers beginning, “Lord, I pray for…

When the time is short

When the time is short

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I went to meet my father in the parking lot of his workplace with the urgency of Jonathan going down to meet David at Horesh to strengthen him in the Lord (1…

A message in a bottle

A message in a bottle

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My friend Kristen tells me that leaving a message on my cell phone is like putting a message in a bottle and tossing it in the ocean. This was her gentle way…

Steady as she goes

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | If you have ever been on Route 38 in New Jersey, or any number of other highways divided down the middle by the famous Jersey barriers, you will know the…

Get on with it

Get on with it

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The danger lurking in your attic is the photos. You went up among the gables to reorganize the clutter, but the box of disheveled 35 mm images beckoned to…

Souls that hate violence

By D.C. Innes
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Faith & Inspiration | If you have ever seen or suffered bullying, a mugging, or violent rage, you can recall your intuitive, visceral sense of how evil and unnatural violence is.

Surviving attacks from Ebola and Twitter

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Dr. Kent Brantly, cured or healed (whichever verb you prefer) of the Ebola virus and outspokenly giving the glory to God last Thursday, quickly became red…

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…

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