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a walk in the park

Take some risks: you can’t teach kids independence and responsibility after they leave home.

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failure to launch?

Living at home could be a failure to launch. But in many cases it is an economic plan. There are lots of reasons for the boomerang generation.

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Give them grace

Give Them Grace is a helpful corrective to making more rules, and a healthy reminder that grace is sufficient. Even for parents.

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A pilgrimage of my own

My dad loved India and part of why I’ve come is to see why. It becomes clearer every day.

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Living on the streets in Mumbai

It is easy to impose our own vision of home and happiness on people who don’t care as much about it as we do.

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an Advent(ure) of faith

Tonight there were four candles on our table, but only one was lit. It is the first week of Advent and, if you let it, every meal can be turned to worship.

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waiting for Elias to come

Your mom’s love will steady you and her spirit will encourage you and her faith will sustain you. Some young men have mothers who drain them, even scare them. You are not one of those men.

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a common grace

I still crave that fresh saltwater fish a few minutes from the bay—hot, juicy and oily, served with hushpuppies. I think that’s what Jesus served his disciples on the shore of the Galilee, after the resurrection.

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The year of the omelet

We have a picture in our head, someone tells us the exact steps to take, and the result isn’t quite what we imagined. We turned down the heat too soon, or we stirred the eggs too long.

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the secret life of Santa

The challenge is not to give people what they think they want, but to try and give them what they don’t yet know they want. Or at the very least, what they don’t remember that they wanted.

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