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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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Krieg Barrie

Letter from camp

Faith & Inspiration | All times are the right times to talk about Christ
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 9/02/16, 01:00 am

A letter from my 11-year-old granddaughter in week six of summer camp said, in part: “Please pray for my friend, her sister died and she had to leave camp. They gave her the wrong shot when she went to China.” Death is obscene.

In summer’s beginning I had wanted to write to my granddaughter about lofty matters of her soul’s salvation but had held back, reasoning to myself that solemn words are not effective in lighthearted settings. Better to wait for an appropriate time.

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