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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Uncertain riches

Faith & Inspiration | A costly mistake can remind us to set our hopes on Him
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 9/08/16, 01:18 pm

I have a routine when I arrive for work: I lock the car doors, throw my pocketbook in the trunk, stuff the car keys in my jeans pocket, and clip the church keys to my belt. The other day I skipped a step and my car keys ended up in my pocketbook in the trunk. The glitch in the operation was not noticed until I walked out the church door three hours later and crossed the parking lot.

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Consider the humble bee

Culture | In a scattered, superficial world, bees display the value of patience
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/02/16, 01:00 am

The ground demands patience and will yield no other way. Pull a carrot too fast, and it snaps off in your hand. Try sowing green beans before the ground temperature is above 60 F, and they will refuse to germinate. Slow and steady wins the day. The garden, like more of life than I care to admit, demands sowing, feeding, weeding, and cultivation all in turn.

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