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Making Room for Desire+

By Beth Peterson Sitting on a broad, flat rock beside a clear Norwegian lake—the same rock where 48 hours before...

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Advent for Ignoramuses+

I could have called this “Advent for Dummies,” but I’m not writing for dummies, and I might be hassled for...

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Surprised by Joy of Ham+

I loved the movie Midnight in Paris. As Owen Wilson stumbled back in time to the golden years of the...

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Friendship Risks+

Last month, RiverNorth Fiction released the novel Anita Lustrea and I co-wrote. Since we were friends — part of a...

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Wife, Mother, Bully+

Somehow I made it well into my 30s without ever encountering a bully. Well, perhaps I encountered one. I suspect...

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What Brings Out the Bully In You?+

It wasn’t until the third grade that I experienced real fear. Yes, there had been nightmares that sent me running...

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That’s the Wrong Way to Worship!+

Drums kicked a strong and even beat, clapping around the room quickened pace, and I reached for my child-sized tambourine....

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And in This Corner, an Introvert+

A friend and I braved a new crowd for a birthday party — two introverts sitting among strangers, far  from...

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Port+

This is where my port is. She points to a small bump, just under the surface of her skin. Just...

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Moments of Goodbye+

I remember the first time I saw the Pacific Ocean. I crept toward it nervously, eyes round with wonder —...

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