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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…

The runaway raspberries

The runaway raspberries

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My father and I are having a problem: too many raspberries. I have a life, after all. I wait till they’re deep red going on purple to bring out the bucket…

An optimally pleasing summer shower

An optimally pleasing summer shower

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In the wintertime I love a piping hot shower, and in the summertime it’s got to be lukewarm or even cold, depending on particular outdoor conditions. When…

Only God is everything

Only God is everything

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My daughter said to me wistfully one day about her own child: “I feel sad that a day is coming when I won’t be the most important person in her life…

A many-splendored thing

A many-splendored thing

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | But with love, we need the guardrails God provides in Scripture

Being fed in the school cafeteria

Being fed in the school cafeteria

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | The kids in my high school used to fling pats of butter into the air with the purpose of sticking them to the cafeteria ceiling. Every day we ate with butter…

 
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