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The wood-chopping workout

The wood-chopping workout

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | It’s cold in New York this week. We’re having, as my brother would say, the kind of weather that makes a sneeze dangerous. To guard against the…

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Obituary | The man who reconciled a divided South Africa dies at age 95

It’s a girl!

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Embryo adoption | Paul and Susan Lim welcome daughter Madeleine, whom they adopted as an embryo

Finding happiness in giving

Finding happiness in giving

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Faith & Inspiration | “You will only be happy when you are giving,” my best friend Kayla said to me. Her long distance call from Africa woke me that day in my dorm room at 7:54…

Proper send-offs for a college couple

Proper send-offs for a college couple

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Marriage | If you’re sitting in a dorm lobby at Patrick Henry College and notice a horde of young men barreling down the walkway shouting, one of them is about to get…

Pleading Beethoven’s Fifth

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Music | I’ve been planning a wedding for only 19 days, but it feels like five months. The decisions to be made seem endless. My father, as is the custom of some,

The bride to be

The bride to be

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Faith & Inspiration | I sat before the mirror, awaiting my fate. The hairdresser behind me extracted her scissors. Half a second later, she held my long, detached ponytail in her…

Unrequited love redeemed

Unrequited love redeemed

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Essay | As soon as I meet my husband and he proposes, I’m going to walk up to him and punch him in the chest. I will then cry, “You have no idea what I went…

The repentance of the purple-haired girl

The repentance of the purple-haired girl

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | My great-grandmother bought me a lovely hardback edition of Anne of Green Gables for my 11th birthday. I devoured it, read to tatters the seven succeeding…

Justice, grace, and joy

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Embryo adoption | Paul and Susan Lim have chosen a name for their new daughter that speaks of God’s blessing and provision

My slippery, silent miracle

My slippery, silent miracle

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | Our family first discovered the phenomenon of the church conference when I was 12. Since then, we drive two and half hours south each October for a broadening…

From far apart to fast friends

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Essay | When she still lived in Singapore, Sophia Lee always wanted to climb trees because it seemed so American. But she’d climb up there with a book and then she…

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