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Krieg Barrie

The very best offer

Faith & Inspiration | Fourth in a once-a-quarter fiction series of short short stories
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/16/16, 01:00 am

Forty-year-old John McKnight was precise in his business and theology. He tithed 10 percent and kept a ledger book to make sure he didn’t sin. He tipped 15 percent and always had $1 bills and quarters in his pocket so he could leave the right amount. He marked up the windows he sold by 20 percent. His bank balance increased by 25 percent each year.

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Krieg Barrie

Fire the coach

Faith & Inspiration | Unchurched life counselors are not what Christians need
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 9/16/16, 01:00 am

What is a “life coach”? I wondered as an acquaintance from a local church told me that he had one. He also said he had a “health coach.” His phone rang while we were talking, and it was the health coach, which ended our conversation abruptly.

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A good cover-up

Faith & Inspiration | Covering for your neighbor’s innocent mistakes
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 9/13/16, 11:00 am

Full disclosure: My father and I work in the same church building. A couple of times he has forgotten to put away his cleaning cart. This is because he chases rabbits and cleans things not on his list. It is also because he’s 92.

On both occasions I just put the cart away and that was that. It’s called covering for the other guy. I’m sure he does it for me too.

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