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When it’s bad to be good

When it’s bad to be good

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Family | The other morning in church, I asked my nine-year-old if he would ask two other boys to help him collect and put away the hymnals. Cooper shook his head and…

A school’s pursuit of the true, the beautiful, and the good

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Education | It’s 7 p.m. on a school night and a woman wearing socks with her flip flops is discussing the finer points of free speech with a gaggle of students she…

Little girl lost

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Family | Earlier this week, as we watched our son’s last basketball game of the season, a strange, muffled alarm rang out and people grabbed their phones to find an…

Facing the funk of February

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Faith & Inspiration | A week in and February is already weighing heavy. I’m not sure why. Our winter here in Kansas has been mild (for Kansas) thus far; we’ve not been…

Tell your children a story

Tell your children a story

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Parenting | Albert Einstein once said, “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more…

Finding blessings in our afflictions

Finding blessings in our afflictions

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Faith & Inspiration | “Is the fear of throwing up ruining your life?”  This is the question I asked in my most-commented-on blog post to date. Two years after writing…

The courage not to be nice

The courage not to be nice

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Culture | If you have children or, well, ears, these last few weeks you’ve been pummeled with various renditions of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” with its…

The gift of a crisis

The gift of a crisis

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Faith & Inspiration | Have you ever received a crummy gift? A dozen years ago my brother showed up with presents for my children. Everything went well until he gave the last gift…

Grace for the glutton

Grace for the glutton

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Faith & Inspiration | If your Thanksgiving was anything like mine, you have had to unbuckle your pants a notch or two this morning.  Thanksgiving is, traditionally, the day we…

Raising gritty kids

Raising gritty kids

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Parenting | My 9-year-old son came home from school yesterday “coughing,” saying he would be too sick to go to school today. The cause of his “sickness”? The next…

How envy can become a deadly sin

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Faith & Inspiration | Even though envy is called one of the “seven deadly sins,” it isn’t really that serious … is it? A couple of Sundays ago, I found myself coveting my…

Why assume the worst of others?

Why assume the worst of others?

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Faith & Inspiration | Dinner went sideways faster than you can say, “Check, please.” I had asked why he ate all four chocolate-covered dinner mints. He then accused me of…

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