That Woman Who Married a Mannequin–Well, At Least They Won’t Fight!

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Perhaps you've seen Suzanne Heintz, creator of The Playing House Project.  Here, see how happy she is as she celebrates the renewal of her wedding vows?  They've been together for fourteen years, through good times and bad, in all kinds of weather.You see, her husband is mellow, even stoic.  This handsome dude will never cheat on her, never spend the grocery money on a night of gambling with old college buddies, never squeeze the toothpaste tube in the middle.  He'll never complain if she … [Read more...]

C.S. Lewis on St. James and the Inherent Conflict in the Astonishing Promise of James 1:6

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On July 25, Christians observe the Feast of St. James the Apostle.C.S. Lewis offered a reflection on the apparent contradiction in the Scriptures, as exemplified in James 1:6,  that you will get what you ask for, and yet also prepare yourself submissively in advance for a possible refusal.Be prepared to be frustrated:  He exposes the conundrum, but what he doesn't offer is a solution that you can take to the bank. The New Testament contains embarrassing promises that what we pray for w … [Read more...]

Meriam Ibrahim Is Free, Plans Visit to Pope Francis

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Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, is free!Ibrahim has just arrived at Rome's Ciampino airport, accompanied by her family and by Italy's deputy minister for foreign affairs, Lapo Pistelli.  On the ground in Rome, her flight was welcomed by Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi who said, "Today is a day of celebration!"The release was reportedly arranged through diplomatic negotiations by Italy and the Vatican.Ibraham's father … [Read more...]


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