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Why GNU? A Student Reflection

I tried to Google how long it usually takes to create a new university. Other than six vague methods on how to start a college (thank you, WikiHow), most results...

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Walking on Water

While driving in to the office the other day, I heard the song “Walking on Water,” by the band NEEDTOBREATHE, on the radio.

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Praying for Elephants

Trying to simplify our lives to some degree, my husband and I sold our house in Palouse, WA, and said good-bye to our home church a few months ago, moving,...

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Most Excellent Theophilus...

Thursday, May 10th, is the day celebrated as Ascension Day in 2018. It often comes and goes on the calendar without my thinking about it.

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Everyday Reminders of Our Eternal Hope

Sometimes God reminds us of our eternal hope in the strangest manner...

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Doing The Impossible

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Attributed to Francis of Assisi.

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A Road Not Often Traveled

Henry David Thoreau wrote that “Rivers and men both run crooked when they follow the path of least resistance.” A funny thing happens to us sinful humans when everything is provided for us...

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The Longing Gaze

Husbands and dogs do it, and all those all-you-can-eat-places build their business on it. Yes, that burning gaze of food desire, eyes fixed intently on your piece of fried chicken...

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What Then Shall We Say? A Reflection on Death and Resurrection

There is only one right answer to the question of death, only one word, one speech-act if you will, that resounds when the...

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Who Can Overcome Such Trouble?

We often look to the stability of our nation, our job security, or our financial well-being as the source of our hope. But just as it was then, so it is now...

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