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A one-year vow

Faith & Inspiration | Pursuing a right and Biblical perspective
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 12/22/16, 09:12 am

On Dec. 8 I decided on a one-year experiment. Some of us will not be here in a year, which I hasten to acknowledge, under advisement of Scripture that those who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit” should rather say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that” (James 4:13-15).

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Krieg Barrie

Family gatherings

Faith & Inspiration | Close relationships on earth are important but not ultimate
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 12/16/16, 11:00 am

“While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. But he replied to the man who told him, ‘Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?’ And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother’” (Matthew 12:46-50).

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All the wrong places

Faith & Inspiration | Seeking your ‘primary identity’ in an idol will never fulfill you
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 12/16/16, 11:00 am

Several weeks ago, the journal Marie Claire took us “Inside the Growing Movement of Women Who Wish They’d Never Had Kids.” Did you know that was a “movement”? Apparently, women all over the world are daring to come forward and speak the unspeakable. “I realized that this was my life now—and it was unbearable.” “I know my life would have been much happier and more fulfilled without children.” “I wonder if my accomplishments would have been more spectacular [if I hadn’t had kids].”

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