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What to do when you’re lonely

What to do when you’re lonely

Do you ever feel lonely? Does your loneliness surprise you? It surprises me. But apparently, I’m normal, so that’s a relief, in a pathetic self-absorbed sort of way. A Harris Poll, conducted for the American Osteopathic Association, found that a third of Americans...

Why love hurts

Why love hurts

Love hurts, if you didn’t know. It’s not a Hollywood kind of hurt. Not the jealous soul who travels through time or rainstorms to reach his love before she marries someone else. Nope. It’s risker than that. Love hurts when you spend an afternoon counseling and friend...

10 Things Europeans do better than us

10 Things Europeans do better than us

I returned yesterday from an incredible two-week vacation in Europe. I’m sorry, that makes me sound snooty. I hope that's not true. This trip was a blessing, and certainly not a deserved one. We planned this trip for a long time and took our grown kids with us on a...

Why summer camp is magic

Why summer camp is magic

A couple days ago, my husband and I popped in on the summer kids' camp that our church runs. Going is a little luxury we give ourselves as the camp founders, even though we no longer have the pleasure of working there all week. When I was serving at kids’ camp, it was...

Books you should take on vacation

Books you should take on vacation

It’s summertime. To a book nerd, summer means extra time for reading. To a teacher, it means reading all the books you want to read instead of all the books you have to read. To a literary hound like me, summertime brings an increase in novel-reading in particular....

Is the Qur’an an alternate Bible?

Is the Qur’an an alternate Bible?

I read the Qur’an last week. It is quite a different experience from reading the Bible, which I’ve read countless times and somehow always want to read again. As a Christian, why should I write about the Qur’an and the Muslim faith? Isn’t it dangerous to read sacred...

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