Faith & Inspiration

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To eat good fruit

To eat good fruit

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | It’s summertime, and time for fruit. People are squeezing mangoes and thumping watermelons to test their edibleness. The Bible has advice on how to get the…

My 1,500 reasons to trust God

My 1,500 reasons to trust God

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I was surprised to learn from my editor that I have been writing these little columns posted in the clouds since November 2007—that’s more than 1,500…

Don’t get cooked

Don’t get cooked

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | “I recall that after my first year in Africa in a location where we had no TV access, I came home and was shocked by what my Christian friends were watching…

Keep yourself from helium Jesus

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | “Little children, keep yourselves from idols” (1 John 5:21, ESV). A 151-foot-tall hot-air balloon replica of Rio de Janeiro’s “Christ the Redeemer”

A sense of humor overtaking solemnity

A sense of humor overtaking solemnity

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The wedding I wrote about yesterday did not proceed entirely without a hitch. There was a problem with the music, there were a few stumbles in the translation…

Serving, not served

Serving, not served

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I didn’t eat at my own wedding, did you? I was remembering that fact last Saturday when I attended the nuptials of a young man and woman in Virginia. Here…

Three old friends reflecting

Three old friends reflecting

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | When three old friends in their 60s get together for coffee and conversation, there are long glances backward and short ones on the remains of the day. We…

Really being prepared

Really being prepared

By Bill Newton
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Faith & Inspiration | When he was 11 years old, he knew the Boy Scout motto: Be prepared. For years he put that motto into practice on campouts, in school, in sports, and at home.

The power of negative thinking

By Marvin Olasky
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Faith & Inspiration | Fewer baseball players may be taking steroids now, but they’re still demanding injections of something else: confidence. Many pitchers, when they’re going…

Better than a mere human

Better than a mere human

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Today I am thinking about the whole Christian life from the perspective of slowness to anger. “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to…

Paul’s letter to the Laodiceans

Paul’s letter to the Laodiceans

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | “And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea”

By all means saving some

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I was in Brooklyn over the weekend, taking a stroll with my granddaughter and wondering how her faith is faring since I saw her last. Brooklyn is a beautiful…

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