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Beneath the big hair

Music
by Chelsea Boes
Posted 12/18/14, 02:30 pm

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A taste of the at-homeness of heaven

Faith & Inspiration
by Chelsea Boes
Posted 12/11/14, 02:05 pm

I settled stiffly into my seat at church last week, counting my miseries. We were half an hour late and I had the sniffles. I had forgotten to put on lipstick and had even pulled a muscle in my neck during our drive. We had shuffled in like the guilty do, tiptoeing from the overflow room to the sanctuary after the last prayer.

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Our lost lambs

Faith & Inspiration
by Chelsea Boes
Posted 11/27/14, 10:54 am

I remember the Christmas my brother Isaac and I lost the sheep. One was small and white, a tiny plastic lamb no bigger than the baby Jesus figurine. The other was larger, uglier, brownish, with a grouchy face like that one nun in Sister Act. They came with a passel of others—the thoughtful Mary, the bearded Joseph, the tiny strutting chickens, a long-necked goose. And, of course, the angel who came with a tiny hook embedded in the back of its head so you could hang it from the ceiling.

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