Having an optimistic faith for the new year

Religion | Pray and pray and pray—and be transformed
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 1/16/20, 03:15 pm

A woman I see every blue moon shared with me at a party that her daughter, whose name I had taped to my fridge in exchange for my kids’ names on hers, phoned after a five-year estrangement to say she had returned to the Lord. When I told my husband the news, he said, “Imagine if she had given up praying for her daughter just a day before the phone call came.”

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Taste and see

Faith & Inspiration | Knowledge of God comes when we venture wholly on Him
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 1/02/20, 05:39 pm

You are invited to an event featuring exotic coffees and spiced ciders, and you avidly go.

Upon arrival you find a large and festive room, every wall covered with photos of coffees, teas, and fruit nectars. As at a museum, you mosey slowly past each one in studious attention: here a lavender French Perle Groove mug, there a clay hand-warmer mug from Oregon, a few steps further a Pfaltzgraff Winterberry glass, turning the corner a pair of Waterford Crystal Irish coffee glasses.

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High speed pursuit

Faith & Inspiration | Finding our only comfort in life and death
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/12/19, 05:59 pm

The Heidelberg Catechism, published in 1563, poses a good question to contemplate as 2019 heads toward history: “What is your only comfort in life and death?”

Last month, aboard a ship steaming from Casablanca, Morocco, to Dakar, Senegal, I read two thought-provoking novels featuring West African protagonists who found no comfort. 

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