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An intertwining

Faith & Inspiration | Out of a horrible murder, God draws His people together
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 6/24/16, 01:00 am

In October of 2006 when I heard on the radio of the Nickel Mines, Pa., schoolhouse shooting in the Amish community, and in the same week of the Amish forgiveness of it, I was not much impressed by forgiveness quickly tendered. Perhaps God was not much impressed with my lack of being impressed, for he brought the incident to my attention again nine years later, long after the news vans had moved on, and set me straight.

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‘If y’ain’t cool all the time, y’ain’t cool’

Faith & Inspiration | It’s to our credit when we resist the temptation to lash out when our buttons are pushed
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 6/21/16, 11:04 am

Living in a house of four Christian adults should be smooth sailing. And for the most part it is. You will find no acrimony here unless one of the four does something that annoys another of the four. When that happens the annoyed person loses his temper and says regrettable things. But as I said, most of the time things go smoothly.

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The work of our hands

Vocation | We all can’t be kings—some need to be cleaners of their porcelain thrones
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 6/16/16, 01:02 pm

In my new job as a “custodial assistant,” I discovered that when you bend down far enough with the sponge to see the brand name of the equipment you’re cleaning, you get to wondering about history: How did Mr. Kohler get into the toilet manufacturing business? And Mr. Crane? And Mr. American Standard? I presume no one simply stumbles onto the vocation of porcelain human-waste disposal without there being a pretty good story behind it.

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