Faith & Inspiration

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Needing beach umbrella bearings

Needing beach umbrella bearings

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I went swimming with my granddaughter at Coney Island, and she learned something about life there that should set her in good stead for the future. We…

Leadership principles from 1 Samuel

Leadership principles from 1 Samuel

By Bill Newton
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Business | Leaders come in all shapes, sizes, and personality types. Nothing brings this into sharper focus than reading the Bible. I’m in a group of men studying 1…

Life is not about winning

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | I love competition. I love to win. Maybe it’s genetic or maybe it’s because I grew up with three older brothers and a dad who never let me win—I always…

Loving our fellow man on the subway

Loving our fellow man on the subway

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The New York subway system is an interesting subculture with its own unspoken rules. I didn’t see a “Quiet Car” like SEPTA has in Philadelphia, where…

A harvest of neglect

By Mindy Belz
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Faith & Inspiration | The Lord promises the devourer will not destroy the fruits of our soil

Lost and found

Lost and found

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In moments of sudden terror, we suddenly get very serious about God

Guilt, regret, and forgiveness

By La Shawn Barber
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Faith & Inspiration | Every now and then I thank God I lived the worst of my unsaved life in the pre-internet age. I’ve struck my share of cringe-worthy poses in front of…

Raising up strange messengers

Raising up strange messengers

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My friend provided temporary lodging to a woman with a mental illness. Helen (as I will call my friend) had taken in the needy single lady out of compassion…

Becoming an optimist

Becoming an optimist

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The biggest change in my seventh decade of life is that I am becoming an optimist. An optimist is a person with confidence and hope in the success or outcome…

Showing kindness to strangers

By D.C. Innes
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Faith & Inspiration | I love the human race. It’s people I find trying. Like when one of them is pumping gas right beside you with the most appalling words in the English…

Enter His gates with thanksgiving

Enter His gates with thanksgiving

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I went for a walk and wanted to pray but was as stuck as the White Witch’s sledge in the slush of new spring. All my prayers beginning, “Lord, I pray for…

When the time is short

When the time is short

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I went to meet my father in the parking lot of his workplace with the urgency of Jonathan going down to meet David at Horesh to strengthen him in the Lord (1…

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