Reimagining Annie: An Interview with Devon Franklin

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It seems that Scrooge has hit the new “Annie” remake (starring Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis, the award’s youngest ever nominee) with a one-two punch, as both bad reviews and a Sony Pictures Entertainment hacking scandal have thwarted high holiday hopes for the film’s opening December 19. Before this gloomy news made [Read More...]

Why Would Kansas Give Away Free Land?

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by James Calvin Schaap Marquette, Kansas, is offering free land to people who’d like to live there. According to the mayor, thousands have inquired and some have come for a plot. Enrollment in the Marquette school—and the town’s meager population—has risen so healthily that the town will be able to save the school rather than lose [Read More...]

Welcome to the Real World: On Redemption, Common Grace, and Sabbath-Keeping

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by Laura Boggess “It feels weird after being gone for a while to step back into the same old, same old,” I tell my boys this morning as we eat our breakfast. I have just returned from a retreat in the Texas hill country, at Laity Lodge, where God used water-hands to carve stone into [Read More...]

A Gift of Hope

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by Keri Wyatt Kent “A thrill of hope A weary world rejoices For yonder breaks A new and glorious morn…” This time of year, we hear the word “hope” frequently. But people often use it carelessly. In fact, we use to the word hope to wishful thinking not based in reality, when we say things like, [Read More...]

Balance, Momentum, and Being Centered: Thoughts on Mastering Leadership

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by Tamilyn Banno Avid skiers dream of powder. The snow is feathery light, and require a different technique than skiing on a packed surface. Powder can get pretty deep, and some of the best runs are made when it’s piled high. Balance is centered, and momentum is forward; otherwise, the skier sinks and gets stuck [Read More...]

What Are You Hiding at Work?

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by Jen Sanbulte We’ve all done it. We’ve gone to work and put on the mask, afraid to be at work who we are in Church on Sunday. We hesitate to give people glimpses into our real life and emotions, because it is messy. Instead, we hide. God called us to be light, but many [Read More...]


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