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Articles in category: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!

Blooming Anyway

"Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” – Luke 12:27 (NIV) I recently read the line, “It’s spring! Are you blooming?” My first reaction was to roll my eyes at...
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I Have Seen the Lord

We live in an age when we still see in a glass darkly, when our Father’s good gifts still sometimes squirm like serpents and crunch like stones between our teeth, when our vision often fails and our hearts grow faint, when we mourn and long for comfort. We are people...
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One Choice for Quality, Two Simple Questions, and a Gazillion Tubs of Ice Cream

Whenever I see the supermarket freezers crammed with tantalizing tubs of ice cream, I am faced with a dilemma. There are so many of them. Do I buy gobs of the cheaper varieties and hope that by virtue of sheer number I find something satisfying, or do I buy one...
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Beautiful Memories and Inspiring Possibilities

When I was growing up, my favorite movie was Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. My favorite scene was the one in which the Beast introduces Belle to the enchanted castle’s library. The music swells, the doors swing wide, and Belle’s eyes widen as the camera spins to show...
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The Power of Community—It’s Not What You Think

Someone recently asked me to weigh in on their “be part of a local community” or “do CC at home” dilemma. As I began to gather my thoughts, identify my best examples, and marshal my arguments, I realized that for me, the jury is not still out. I am wholly sold out to...
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