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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…

‘Self-Reliance’ vs. God-reliance

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | A young man in prison has asked me to print out and send him a copy of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance . ” When first locked up seven-and-a-half…

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.

 
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