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The Best Way to Celebrate Christmas

As a child, the one thing I wanted to find under the Christmas tree was a book. Preferably, lots of books. Growing up on the Romanian mission field, there weren’t many books in English to be found, and I had a hard time entering worlds painted with Romanian words. Finding an English book on someone’s shelf was like meeting a …

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Which Bible Character Do You Identify With?

“Who’s your favorite superhero?” The question was not uncommon, but for this missionary kid who was more familiar with Mandie books than comics, it was a real stumper. “Um… I don’t know.” Belle from Beauty and the Beast seemed a childish answer to give at age 11, and I needed something more respectable. I racked my brain to come up …

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The Best Back-to-School Invitation: Just for You!

I sat across from her as she shared about her coursework for the fall. Excitement flashed in her eyes as we talked syllabi, homework, assignments, and credits. This dear friend, old enough to be my mother, is entering her second year of graduate studies, and her enthusiasm is palpable. But as I walked the aisles of superstores, taking in the back-to-school displays rife …