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I Forgave My Teen Daughter’s Killer


May 3 2016
The gospel taught me that forgiveness is not a pardon.

The same week that Kate Grosmaire visited the hospital where her 18-year-old daughter lay in a coma from a gunshot wound to the head, she visited the jail where the shooter was being held by police.

Even before they took Ann off life support, the Grosmaires knew wanted to forgive ...

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Why We Want to Return to Stars Hollow


Apr 29 2016
The weirdest part of the Gilmore Girls hometown? How they did community right.
Why We Want to Return to Stars Hollow
WB

How I made it so far into adulthood without having watched Gilmore Girls, I'm not quite sure. But with October's announcement that the fast-talking mother-daughter dramedy would reboot for a mini-revival, I knew: It was now or never. As Logan would teach me later, sometimes ...

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My Toddler Survived Brain Cancer—Here’s What I Learned


Apr 27 2016
7 things you should know, from a mom who’s been there
My Toddler Survived Brain Cancer—Here’s What I Learned
Tracy Rees / Used with Permission

Cancer is an incapacitating, nasty thing. It strikes without reason and affects every race, ethnicity, and gender. As adults, we often make our peace with the knowledge that cancer and other suffering is part of our world. But what if it’s a child? What if it’s a ...

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Don’t Just Pray Alone


Apr 25 2016
The world is desperate for people to pray with.
Don’t Just Pray Alone
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Would you pay someone to pray for you?

Beginning in 2011, the Christian Prayer Center charged people between $9 and $35 to submit a prayer request, promising (fraudulently) that Prayer Center staff would intercede for their need before God. In the center’s four years of ...

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In Defense of Clutter


Apr 21 2016
What to do about privilege, poverty, and piles of stuff.
In Defense of Clutter
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Editor’s note: It’s the time of year for spring cleaning, yard sales, and trips to Goodwill with bags of old clothes and toys. Today’s post features two Her.meneutics writers’ perspectives on some of the class dynamics tied to the current minimalism and ...

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Raising Ramona in 21st-Century Portland


Apr 20 2016
What Beverly Cleary taught me about childhood worries.
Raising Ramona in 21st-Century Portland
Louis Darling / HarperCollins

I have a five-year-old named Ramona. Her hair is cut short, to her chin, and it flies about her face because she hates to have it brushed. My Ramona is strong-willed, loves to argue and negotiate, loves being a big sister. She taught herself to read, wants to move to Hawaii ...

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Sandals Instead of Sponsorships: The Sseko Story


Apr 19 2016
Behind the fair-trade company that’s helping educate women in Uganda.
Sandals Instead of Sponsorships: The Sseko Story
Sseko Designs

Earlier this month, a Facebook friend posted about shopping for strappy spring sandals. Despite similar styles catching her eye at Old Navy and Madewell, she opted to pay more for a pair from Sseko Designs, a company that ensures workers a fair wage and supports college-bound ...

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