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How to pay your bills

How to pay your bills

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | This will not be a tutorial in household finances. You can attend one of those seminars yourself in many a church, and I may do that someday, if I get the…

Fearing the return of Jesus

Fearing the return of Jesus

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Maybe you weren’t a kid when the Left Behind books came out—but I was, and they scared me out of my little pink pajamas. OK, not literally. But I was afraid…

Welcome introverts

Welcome introverts

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My husband once worked as a substance abuse counselor in Michigan. The center where he counseled made use of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory…

Pleasing God through faith and suffering

Pleasing God through faith and suffering

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My mother wants to die, and there’s no talking her out of it. Why would I want to talk her out of it anyway? Why wouldn’t a Christian of a certain age…

Something or nothing?

Something or nothing?

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I take my job seriously. When enumerating the various gifts of the body in 1 Corinthians 12:28, Scripture says that “whoever speaks” (including online…

Teaching: A labor of love

Teaching: A labor of love

By Emily Scheie
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Education | A little before 8 a.m., the lights were off in all but the back classrooms, as smiling, sleepy teachers trickled into school for a day of training. At the end…

Birth is just a start

Birth is just a start

By Joel Belz
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Faith & Inspiration | The gospel doesn’t end after we are born again

Rejoicing in the day the Lord has made

Rejoicing in the day the Lord has made

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I could hear the hum of the razor as my husband stood at the sink shaving off his beard. The possibility of shaving had plagued his mind for several days.

Promises and guarantees

Promises and guarantees

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I would hate to tell you what I paid for my vacuum cleaner. It was a few years ago and, first off, I shouldn’t have gone in alone. The only purchaser…

Further revelations in the attic

Further revelations in the attic

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I would now like to get further into the attic revelations, if I may. I told you of the happy find regarding my Aunt Jeanette, as well as the dispiriting…

Ambushed in the attic

Ambushed in the attic

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Everyone should clean his attic once in a while. There is no telling what treasures old and new (Matthew 13:52) one will find. While ensconced deep in a pile…

Finding assurance in the attic

Finding assurance in the attic

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I was born in a French Canadian enclave in Rhode Island in the 1950s where there was no discernible spirituality whatsoever. There were pleasant and decent…

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