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Sharing the gospel from the very beginning

By Chelsea Kolz
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Embryo adoption | Paul and Susan Lim’s embryo adoption tells the story of God’s ultimate love and mercy

Merging denominational stories

Merging denominational stories

By Chelsea Kolz
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Faith & Inspiration | In the furious angst of high school, I read Christian dating books. Like any good girl in a skirt might have. More importantly, I listened to what trusted…

In love, and in a pickle

In love, and in a pickle

By Chelsea Kolz
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Essay | “Mom, how is love like a pickle?” I had run myself up against one of those writer-walls, where you want to make an impossible metaphor and don’t know…

Great risk, great reward

By Chelsea Kolz
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Embryo adoption | Paul and Susan Lim give life to an abandoned embryo, even though the pregnancy could cost Susan her eyesight

Writing my way out of writer’s block

Writing my way out of writer’s block

By Chelsea Kolz
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Essay | Forty-eight notebooks sit on my bookshelf, all full. They cover such phenomena as local funerals, weddings, dinner table conversations, my observations,

Driving away fear

By Chelsea Kolz
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Essay | Tuesday morning I stood in a used car lot with two men named Chuck: one a car salesman and the other my grandfather. Since “Chuck” also happens to have…

Romance by the book

Romance by the book

By Chelsea Kolz
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Essay | Last November I stood beside a library shelf with three friends—one of whom would soon become my boyfriend. I had invited them all to my house for fall…

Making connections in college

Making connections in college

By Chelsea Kolz
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Essay | My lit professor in college once emptied his backpack onto the table in the front of the classroom. He removed dubious remnants of his lunch—several whole…

A glimpse at death

A glimpse at death

By Chelsea Kolz
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Essay | During Mildred’s last days (see “Cherishing stories from a dying woman” and “The return of the prodigal dog”), my grandmother, mother, and I all…

The return of the prodigal dog

The return of the prodigal dog

By Chelsea Kolz
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Faith & Inspiration | This week, Mildred’s beloved collie slipped out our back door and ran away. We frantically hoped to find him before Mildred discovered his absence. She had…

Cherishing stories from a dying woman

Cherishing stories from a dying woman

By Chelsea Kolz
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Essay | A dying woman, born in 1925, moved permanently into our house this week. The woman, “Mildred”—whom I wrote about a few weeks ago when she was still…

More than just my anatomy

More than just my anatomy

By Chelsea Kolz
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Faith & Inspiration | This spring, the biology lab unit on rat anatomy almost altered my view of life in an alarming way.  Our lab group used colored pencils to draw a rat’s…

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