Devotional

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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‘You’ll never walk alone’

Faith & Inspiration | Home or away, we all need godly encouragement
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 12/08/16, 06:25 pm

At the 1930 World Cup in Uruguay, Belgian referee John Langenus agreed to officiate only if there was a boat readied at Montevideo harbor for a hasty exit. The contest was marked by death threats, skirmishes over the match ball, shouts of “Victoria o muerte!” stone throwing at a consulate, and the declaration of a national holiday after Uruguay’s win over Argentina.

Oh, and 22 men played ball on a soccer field.

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Making things complicated

Faith & Inspiration | Beware of losing the simple teachings of God
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 12/01/16, 04:57 pm

Long ago someone gave me a book on potty training. That’s right, a book. I underlined four or five helpful sentences and threw away the rest.

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