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New Year’s resolution: A heart for the lost

New Year’s resolution: A heart for the lost

By La Shawn Barber
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Faith & Inspiration | I’d guess that most people’s New Year’s resolutions revolve around improving the body, like losing weight and raising their level of fitness. Some also…

New Year’s house cleaning

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Religion | One doesn’t picture the pope with a dust rag or Hoover, but Francis did a little housecleaning at the Vatican last week in time for New Year’s. An annual…

A New Year’s resolution from Scripture

A New Year’s resolution from Scripture

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15,

Thinking from above, not below

Thinking from above, not below

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | “Too little too late” is a phrase invented by the devil. For thoughts invented by the devil, see James: “This is not the wisdom that comes down from…

Always one generation from ignorance

Always one generation from ignorance

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | It is horrifying to see how many young people have never heard of the main characters of the Bible. It’s not their fault, of course. How can they know if…

The right time to think about babies

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Family | In the weeks before Christmas, Sarah Cavicchi learned a lesson that Mary, mother of Jesus, learned long ago: When it comes to pregnancy, people love to judge.

‘Because there was no place for them in the inn’

‘Because there was no place for them in the inn’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem is 70 miles. The terrain is mountainous through Cana and barren wilderness from Jericho to Bethlehem. It is winter.

The first Christmas (with apologies to Clement Moore)

The first Christmas (with apologies to Clement Moore)

By Marvin Olasky
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Faith & Inspiration | ’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the world, So much was chaos, so much had swirled. The corpses were hung by the Temple with glee, With…

No Samantha shortcuts

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In the 1960s there was a silly sitcom called Bewitched about a likeable and pretty suburban witch named Samantha who marries a human. Her husband Darrin forbids…

How can there be joy in such a world?

By John S. Dickerson
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Faith & Inspiration | One week ago I was in one of the poorest, most violent slums in the Western Hemisphere—Cité Soleil, outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Between shacks of…

The Bible for the sake of Western civilization

The Bible for the sake of Western civilization

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | At Christmastime our church has a tradition of matching willing givers to needy local children who may not have anything under their tree—or even a tree. My…

Not looking for a baby

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty , Maleficent, who has sent her henchmen over hill and dale in obsessive pursuit of a certain princess named Aurora, is…

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