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At what price peace?

At what price peace?

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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

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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

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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…

For whom the bells toll

For whom the bells toll

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Faith & Inspiration | Planes cartwheeling down the runway. Reputations and livelihoods lost over a careless word uttered three decades ago. A neighbor loses his legs in a freak…

Kids’ magazine stirs the pot on homosexuality

Kids’ magazine stirs the pot on homosexuality

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Family | You know something’s wrong when your 10-year-old won’t let her 9-year-old brother read her latest copy of Stone Soup . Touted as a magazine for children ages…

When dads fail

When dads fail

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Father's Day | Several years after my parents’ divorce, a former friend of theirs called me and, in the course of our conversation, called my father a “failure.” I…

There’s no place like (our eternal) home

There’s no place like (our eternal) home

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Faith & Inspiration | The day before the Moore, Okla., tornado, we sat huddled in the basement, rain and hail beating on the house we had just moved into 24 hours before. Tornado…

No matter what, keep learning

No matter what, keep learning

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Education | As I’ve alluded to before, my 8-year-old, Cooper, went to school this year for the first time and had the rudest awakening of his life. Apparently, although…

We <em>are</em> hypocrites

We are hypocrites

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Faith & Inspiration | According to a new Barna study, 51 percent of Christians have attitudes and actions more like those of the hypocritical, self-righteous Pharisees than of…

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