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Doing the hard part after counseling

Doing the hard part after counseling

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I have had to face the question of counseling. I make that statement conscious of the irony of it, because it is agreed that counseling is a good thing. The…

Turning on the light in a dark building

Turning on the light in a dark building

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Two miles north by the railroad tracks is a windowless shoebox of a one-story building I used to ponder when stuck in traffic waiting for the train to pass.

Fear of good deeds

Fear of good deeds

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I find that some Christians have a hesitation about good deeds. On the one hand they promote and preach them. On the other hand they have ambivalence toward…

Impromptu gatherings of the children of God

Impromptu gatherings of the children of God

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Much planning and preparation go into perfecting the myriad Christian retreats and conferences, but I love the impromptu gatherings in life. In waiting rooms,

The battle is in the mind

The battle is in the mind

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | God calls us to be “be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Romans 12:2). The actions of life will flow from the transformation of the mind, and not…

A coach’s lessons live on

A coach’s lessons live on

By Gordon MacDonald
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Books | Learning early on that life is a distance race, not a sprint

A blessing, not a burden

A blessing, not a burden

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My neighbor’s brother died on Saturday. He was 60. Joan (I will call her) took care of her younger sibling with Down syndrome all his life after their…

Our times leave us hard-pressed but not crushed

By La Shawn Barber
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Religious Liberty | I was disheartened—and confused—after I learned that Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican and professing Christian, vetoed a bill that would have…

The Gardener desires fruit

The Gardener desires fruit

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In this first unfurling of spring, when my father is out back again finding his trowel and hoe, here are a few thoughts on the Gardener. The Father is the…

Neutrality is not so admirable

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Terrorism | For the first 20 seconds you think about it, political neutrality is admirable. Not taking sides in a conflict between belligerents is thought—for a…

True love language

True love language

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I have found true love on a language learning website, and we have been spending time together ever since, a half hour every night. I had heard about how good…

Poring over Mom’s recipe for Roberto’s Chicken

Poring over Mom’s recipe for Roberto’s Chicken

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I have in my hands a tattered scrap of paper with a handwritten recipe for Roberto’s Chicken. I came upon it by happenstance. It reads like this: 3 lb cut up

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