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Intersection Column | What If There’s No Happy Ending?

Posted on November 29, 2021 in

by Sarah Loudin Thomas How do you write a satisfying story about a real event that simply does NOT have a happy ending? I’ve long been haunted by the Hawks Nest Tunnel disaster and wanted to build a novel around it. But it’s s…

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A Little Creativity for the Holidays

Posted on November 29, 2021 in

by Linda Rooks Even before I turned the page of the calendar to December, I had already sensed the anticipation growing in my daughters as we saw Christmas decorations going up everywhere we looked. The magic of the Christmas seas…

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Intersection Column | Perception Is Not Always Reality

Posted on November 22, 2021 in

by Patricia Bradley I love being an author because it allows me to have all those careers I wanted as a child—and even after I grew up. One of those careers was to be a park ranger. Another was to be a detective. With Crosshairs…

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The Facts About Healthy Relationships

Posted on November 22, 2021 in

by PeggySue Wells Saturday, my teen groused around the house. When my efforts to cheer her didn’t work, certainly that indicated she would rather spend Saturday with anyone but me. Feeling rejected, I felt tempted to give the si…

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Listening Feels Like I’m Doing Nothing

Posted on November 19, 2021 in

by Kathy Collard Miller Maryanne called and began crying almost as soon as she said her first words. “I got mad at Tyler again. Why can’t I control myself? I said I’d never get out of control again.” I listened and bit my …

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You Are Not Your Own

Posted on November 18, 2021 in

by Alan Noble The fundamental lie of modernity is: that we are our own. Until we see this lie for what it is, until we work to uproot it from our culture and replant a conception of human persons as belonging to God and not oursel…

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Intersection Column | Cooking up a Story

Posted on November 15, 2021 in

by Natalie Walters So, imagine if you will, I invite you over to dinner. When you enter my home, you are overwhelmed immediately by the tantalizing aroma of the meal I’ve slaved over (likely a Pinterest recipe, because let’s g…

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Planetshakers Releases New Album ‘Revival: Live at Chapel’

Posted on November 15, 2021 in

by Ginny McCabe Planetshakers, an internationally-recognized praise band, has a new release out Revival: Live at Chapel, which is available now online or at your local Christian bookstore. The project was recorded live, and Planet…

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