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Widows and wolves

Widows and wolves

By Gaye Clark
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Faith & Inspiration | After my husband Jim’s death, wolves crouched at my door, catching me by surprise. First stop was the funeral home. My pastor cautioned me, “Don’t…

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 Sunday

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…

 
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