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November 26 2014

Playing to Lose

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Here's the deal. I like romantic comedies, I really do. I realize some men will read such an admission and immediately get nervous, something about a man-card. Fellas, if that admission causes some disturbance in …

The Fool’s Road to Financial Freedom

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1. Our first hard freeze will arrive any day now, but I am at the garden nursery again. This time I am buying just a few potted violas for the window boxes. Also, a scooper. It is …

Jesus Gives (or, How Is This Thing Worth It?)

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My philosophy professor was a bright-eyed man with a Shakespearean sense of humor, but even that did not help me feel goodwill toward him the day our class discussion turned toward Jesus. It wasn’t that …

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November 19 2014

Standing in the Door

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When I was told about the Sandanistan Revolution in Nicaragua, I was sitting in a church. The people of that church told me about their uprising, the people’s uprising. They told me how they had …

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November 17 2014

when none of it mattered

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I've spent the past few years in a spiritual detox. In my lifetime, I've heard more sermons than one could ever possibly need, and I've read more Christian books than anyone should ever read. I've done the …

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November 14 2014

Chick-Lit Church

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Girl could write a love story, and I was desperate for love. It wasn't so much the boy-girl variety that I longed for--I already had that--a dreamy college boy who would eventually become my husband. No, …

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