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Are You Being Blinded By Advertising Messages?
Joshua Becker
By Joshua Becker
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“What do you want from the toy store?” I asked my son, Salem. It was a sentence every kid dreams of hearing, and my son was no different. He’d just turned five years old and had received a gift certificate to a toy store for his birthday. “A skateboard,” he said with a grin. He’d […]

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The Terrifying and Beautiful Act of Starting Over
Matt Wertz
By Matt Wertz
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Have you ever started over? By that I mean, have you ever transferred schools and lost all of your credits, left a long relationship you thought was going to last forever, scratched a business or a project after years of your life and thousands of dollars invested? If you have, you know how truly terrifying […]

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A Prayer for My Daughter on Her Wedding Day
Dean Nelson
By Dean Nelson
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My daughter got married a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to have a home where love can thrive. My wife and I wanted our daughter and her new husband’s home to be a safe, welcoming place not only for themselves, but also for all who would […]