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Praying for peaches

Praying for peaches

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My father hasn’t done well with the cherry tree this year. My husband looked up the symptoms and it seems a fungus that goes for pitted fruit is the…

The only bright spot in Friday’s Supreme Court ruling

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I am going to save my June 27,2015, edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer with its headline “GAY MARRIAGE CONSTITUTIONAL.” I will place it in the attic along…

Our exile in Babylon

Our exile in Babylon

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Faith & Inspiration | It’s time to seek the welfare of the city where God placed us

After we’ve blown it

After we’ve blown it

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Doing what is right after having done wrong

We’re in good hands

We’re in good hands

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I should spend more time listening to old men in wigs. Today I have in mind Matthew Henry, the 17th century biblical commentator whose perspective marbled…

Mother Emanuel: Sorrowful yet always rejoicing

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Race Issues | In recent days, African-American Christians from Charleston’s “Mother” Emanuel AME Church have radiantly modeled what it is to experience joyful…

The cost of following Christ

The cost of following Christ

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My friend J. is attractive, intelligent, personable, kind, a homeowner, gainfully employed as a physician’s assistant—and unmarried. The reason she is…

The test on our kitchen table

The test on our kitchen table

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | There is a test sitting on my kitchen table. It has been there for days. It is not a school quiz, a civil service exam, a personality assessment, or any other…

In God we trust

In God we trust

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | James Pollock, the once-famous governor of Pennsylvania who was credited with putting “In God we trust” on American currency, is buried behind my…

Standing on His precious promises

Standing on His precious promises

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In Act 2, Scene 3 of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet , the kindly Friar says to Romeo, who is being vague and evasive about the jam he is in: “Riddling…

Visiting a widow

Visiting a widow

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Call me a super-literalist, but today I happened to read in James about visiting widows and decided to visit a widow: a woman who lived across the street for…

Beyond pessimism

Beyond pessimism

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Are a Christian’s labors on earth in vain?

 
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