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Cherishing the miracle of marriage

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | During my wedding reception, a small boy approached me just as I was about to cut the cake. All evening he had been ogling the cake topper, a tiny Lego man…

Making a virtue of vacillation

Making a virtue of vacillation

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Because people saved in prison sometimes fall away after release, the term “jailhouse conversion” has come to mean disingenuous religion or a ploy for…

Building a fighting force

Building a fighting force

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I circled the first place in the Old Testament where Israel is called an “army” or a “host.” It is Exodus 12:41, and it comes out of the blue. A…

Remembering Kara Tippetts—A life of faith

By Courtney Crandell
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Obituary | Author and blogger who offered inspiration and hope as she shared her struggle with terminal cancer died March 22

Winning souls, not arguments

By Bill Newton
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Faith & Inspiration | Here’s a tough question: How can you engage in debate on political or social issues with nonbelievers and keep the door open for a discussion of the gospel?

Working for free

Working for free

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Tuesday nights I teach an English as a second language class at church and I enjoy it. So do my students. It occurred to me in the middle of our time together…

Year-round silly season

Year-round silly season

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Faith & Inspiration | In unserious times, there is One who takes us very seriously

A perfect day for needlefish

A perfect day for needlefish

By Marvin Olasky
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Faith & Inspiration | Where can we find true contentment?

A bird in winter

By Mindy Belz
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Faith & Inspiration | Holding fast, Kara Tippetts comes to these final days

Facing an anxious new season

Facing an anxious new season

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I spend my workday at a window overlooking our landlord’s four cows. The cows lead simple lives—simplified, I suppose, by their unsophisticated destinies.

Job, a man prepared

Job, a man prepared

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Adversity tests a man like fire tests gold and silver (Proverbs 17:3) and like a whipping gale tests a building foundation (Matthew 7:24–27). But as in the…

Protect me from the praise I receive

Protect me from the praise I receive

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | During our weekend stay at an extravagant Austin, Texas, hotel, my husband and I felt like masqueraders in the den of the wealthy.  Jonathan had come for…

 
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