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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…

At what price peace?

At what price peace?

By Amy Henry
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Family | With the battle on Capitol Hill still raging, perhaps it’s a good time to talk about battles in general. We had one the other night just after the last of…

Safe from disaster

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | The photos of the town we used to live in make me sick. How arid Colorado could produce so much water is beyond me. My brother Josh, who lives in west Denver,

From homeschooling to home alone

From homeschooling to home alone

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Parenting | This week, for the first time since 1993, I am home alone without my children. For the first time in two decades, I have not spent the entire summer scouring…

Sending your ‘hand-shucked’ son off to college

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Parenting | Dear Austen, Next week you join the ranks of the college bound, all 25,000 of them heading to your particular school. I suppose that means there are 25,000…

God’s thirst quencher

God’s thirst quencher

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Faith & Inspiration | If anyone has ever wondered why God so often uses the idea of drought to explain spiritual suffering, he need only move to Kansas in the summer, but this year…

Homesick for our true home

Homesick for our true home

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | We’re driving to Mount Evans, Colo., on the highest roadway in North America when it hits me: I’m homesick. This is backward, of course, because Colorado…

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