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O conversation, where art thou?

O conversation, where art thou?

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | A year ago we moved into a neighborhood that had been developed by a man who had a vision of community even Dietrich Bonhoeffer would be proud of:

The impenetrable fortress of a covenant marriage

The impenetrable fortress of a covenant marriage

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My husband had an epiphany early in our marriage: Nobody can destroy our marriage but two people—him and me. We have felt good about that insight ever…

Allotted boundaries

Allotted boundaries

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | For who knows whether God placed us here for such a time as this?

Dreaming his dreams

Dreaming his dreams

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I was sitting on our neighbors’ outdoor patio a few weeks ago watching my husband play music. There, on the chilly wet lawn at dusk, he, his friend Jesse,

On a rampage

On a rampage

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I’m on a rampage this week. My father showed up at the doorstep and said, “Why don’t we clean the garage?” I hemmed and hawed that I didn’t have…

Dealing with a 7-year-old

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I spent the day with a 7-year-old. Not my 7-year-old grandson but the neighbor’s grandchild. (“If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one…

In praise of small talk

In praise of small talk

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Humility partly comes from espousing heartily today an opinion that you were as adamantly opposed to yesterday. This is how I feel about “small talk.” For…

Rage against the darkness

Rage against the darkness

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The downside of writing a daily online posting and a biweekly magazine column is that you get to know all my sins. This is partly because I’m not the…

Loving a love poem, learning about the Bible

Loving a love poem, learning about the Bible

By Kevin DeYoung
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Books | Pastor Kevin DeYoung wants us to embrace every bit of God’s Word

An answer to prayer arrives on a Gator

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Like pirates, hunters, and thieves test a gold coin by biting down on it, my test of Christianity is whether the man wants to talk about it outside the church…

Catch a new wave

Catch a new wave

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I remember my mother counting the apple trees on the way to our little New York church on Sunday morning. The road snaked through backcountry hills beside sad…

The power of naked confidence

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In The Sound of Music, Austrian postulant Maria, screwing up her nerve before venturing into the world as nanny to seven children of a baron, gives a rousing…

 
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