583 || Nora Rose Is “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”
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583 || Nora Rose Is “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”

Jessie Harbin - February 19, 2020

The medical student’s voice rang clear and calloused over the phone: The test results showed Katie Malone’s unborn daughter had Trisomy 13, a complicated — and often…

582 || Grand Theft Auto Saved Her Life
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582 || Grand Theft Auto Saved Her Life

Anneliese Rider - February 13, 2020

Hooked on drugs, flat broke and the mother of a 1-year-old, Christa Lynn Hicks stole a family member’s car. It saved her life. A Trafficking Spiral  Christa…

581 || The Secret Faith of Kobe Bryant
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581 || The Secret Faith of Kobe Bryant

Jessie Harbin - January 30, 2020

"Was I afraid of going to jail? Yes. It was 25-to-life, man. I was terrified,” Kobe said.  Kobe Bryant was a great athlete and father, but being…

580 || Why Did God Allow Auschwitz?
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580 || Why Did God Allow Auschwitz?

Guest Author - January 27, 2020

I step hesitantly through the entrance of Auschwitz, almost afraid of what I will see. Auschwitz lies in a secluded alpine forest near the city of Krakow,…

I’m Not Worthy, and That’s OK
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I’m Not Worthy, and That’s OK

Brad Hall - January 22, 2020

It was an old-fashioned tap-off. Sammy Davis, Jr. against Gregory Hines, 40 years Sammy’s junior. I watched, moved, knowing Sammy was gravely ill and about two weeks…

579 || The Move
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579 || The Move

Lynn Poling - January 20, 2020

  I have come back to this empty apartment to check one last time that we haven’t left anything behind. I walk slowly, my sneakers whispering across…

Post-Christmas Let-down: How To Find Joy When Facing Dark, Winter Days
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Post-Christmas Let-down: How To Find Joy When Facing Dark, Winter Days

Brad Hall - January 15, 2020

One of the great joys in my life is a nice, steamy hot bath. I was recently reminded, however, of a time in my life when cruel…

How My Lego Advent Calendar Helped Me Celebrate Jesus
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How My Lego Advent Calendar Helped Me Celebrate Jesus

Brad Hall - January 8, 2020

On October 22, 2018, early tidings of Christmas joy to the world went out via Facebook: Costco has Lego Advent calendars!   In Lego value terms alone, their…

No Toys for Christmas?
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No Toys for Christmas?

Brad Hall - January 6, 2020

Years ago, Billy, the eldest sibling in the comic strip "The Family Circus," asked a question for the ages: “Why didn’t the three wise men bring baby Jesus…

Heaven’s Comfort Is God With Us, Literally
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Heaven’s Comfort Is God With Us, Literally

Allison Mitchell - December 27, 2019

Life is tough sometimes, you know? I suppose that is the understatement of the century. In this world of trouble, we often long for comfort. Even saying…