Faith & Inspiration

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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…

A reminder of the basics

A reminder of the basics

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Barb and I visited Sue yesterday evening. Sue has been laid up for five weeks in a wheelchair after an operation on her ankle, her second time under the…

The ‘IRS’ calling

The ‘IRS’ calling

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The letters “IRS” used to instill terror. Nowadays they tend to instill terror and contempt. But never mind all that. The threatening IRS phone call I…

A bag with holes

A bag with holes

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I know someone who has patiently built up a thriving business with his artistic skills. The only problem is that he is employing those talents in the new…

These are the good old days

These are the good old days

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | We can never know about the days to come But we think about them anyway. And I wonder if I’m really with you now Or just chasing after some finer day.

Lessons from three men in a tub of debt

Lessons from three men in a tub of debt

By Bill Newton
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Business | I know of three Christian businessmen who began their careers using heavy leverage—meaning they borrowed a lot of money. Each learned the biblical warnings…

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