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Unwrapping the Gift of Peace+

During an extended family gathering a few days after Christmas, I asked a relative in her early 20s the predictable...

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The Bible Is My Favorite Rerun+

I was in my 30s before I started reading through the whole Bible. Before that, my approach had been mainly...

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Solomon’s Cure for Bitchiness+

My 1997 Toyota Corolla took its final breaths in a church parking lot on a Monday afternoon last month. After 227,000...

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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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The Contrary Work of Self-Knowledge+

Early in the first season of Mad Men there is a scene in which Betty Draper, the beautiful and dutiful...

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Difference Between Doing and Being+

Recently I read an interview with a new-to-the-scene Christian writer who said that he defined himself as a writer because...

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The Problem with Prayer+

Just before her 15-year-old son was shot and killed not far from the Obama’s ‘Tony’ home in Chicago, Timika Ruteledge-German...

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A Relationship Worth Recording+

My childhood was spent designing spaceships with legos or impersonating NBA greats on a mini hoop in my basement or...

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Why Messy Doesn’t Bother God+

Forget it. I’ll just let the words fall as they come. Take away the filter. Put thoughts to paper like...

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Invitation to Tears+

I’ve walked into places where my prayers seemed to hit a wall and bounce back, reverberating with my own confusion. To avoid...

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