Krieg Barrie

In the moment

Religion | We can always find a reason to put off serving the Lord
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 12/03/19, 02:16 pm

Our house of four is down to three with the death of my father-in-law on Nov. 18. He was an old man, full of years, and ready to meet the Lord he had served all his life. Death was just a doorway—on our side of it, a bed in a tiny upstairs room with lotions and oral care sponge swabs on the nightstand; on the other side of it, “innumerable angels in festal gathering” and “the spirits of the righteous made perfect” (Hebrews 12:22-23) and the face of God:

“As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness” (Psalm 17:15).

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Crying out to Jesus

Faith & Inspiration | Hardship and grief taught Keanakay Scott to turn to God in prayer
by Sophia Lee
Posted 10/22/19, 04:38 pm

I first met Keanakay Scott this past January at a transitional housing shelter in Los Angeles. At the time, she had just scored a two-bedroom apartment in South Central LA through Section 8, a program that subsidizes housing for low-income tenants. She was giddy with excitement: “It’s weird! I haven’t had my own place in ... in ... in forever!” 

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On making lists

Faith & Inspiration | The practice has its earthly and spiritual benefits
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 9/05/19, 10:39 am

I’m a great believer in making lists. This is partly because I have a poor memory, and also because I think it is a good practice of a well-ordered life. My husband doesn’t make lists. Just saying.

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