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Embracing divine revelations, accepting the unknown

Embracing divine revelations, accepting the unknown

| December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

It all started with a lost birth certificate. The Holy Spirit was at work that day and hasn’t slowed down since.

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Seeing the best at the worst of times

Seeing the best at the worst of times

| Christina Capecchi | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Roxanne Loper was almost home. Her journey had begun 15 months before, when she spotted a picture of a baby girl on the World Partners website and sensed something special.

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Pursuing less to live more: the grace of enough

Pursuing less to live more: the grace of enough

| Christina Capecchi | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The experience changed the Stewarts. It was messier and more grueling than they’d imagined, but it was also glorious.

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Breaking up with your phone

Breaking up with your phone

| Christina Capecchi | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

I’ve been emailing my friend Becky, a newspaper editor in South Dakota, about our growing desire to unplug. We used to compare notes on “Dancing With the Stars,” but lately we’re both watching less TV.

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Flowers for Mary: finding beauty in the backyard

Flowers for Mary: finding beauty in the backyard

| Christina Capecchi | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Janet Easter is experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions as she arranges a bouquet in her backyard, and she is unfazed.

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A scratch-and-sniff stamp for an ailing business

A scratch-and-sniff stamp for an ailing business

| Christina Capecchi | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The numbers don’t look good for the U.S. Postal Service. Last year it reported its sixth straight annual operating loss, in the amount of $2.7 billion. During fiscal year 2017, the USPS delivered 149 billion pieces of mail, down from 154 billion the previous year — and a major drop from its peak of 213 billion in 2006.

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Oh, Susanna! The poetry and  pro-life power of baby names

Oh, Susanna! The poetry and pro-life power of baby names

| Christina Capecchi | June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The big news from the Social Security Administration is the ousting of a champion: Liam has dethroned Noah as the nation’s most popular boy name. This was the headline of its newly released baby-name report, an annual synthesis of Social Security card applications from the past year that offers a fascinating cultural statement and doubles as a tip sheet for expectant parents.

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Telling our stories, knowing for sure

Telling our stories, knowing for sure

| Christina Capecchi | May 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Oprah Winfrey was first asked the question, the talk-show queen was left tongue-tied.

She was doing a live television interview with the late film critic Gene Siskel to promote her film “Beloved,” and he concluded by asking, “Tell me, what do you know for sure?”

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The art of slow living: When calligraphy becomes prayer

The art of slow living: When calligraphy becomes prayer

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Erica Tighe was 26 when she made the leap: She would set out on her own to be a calligrapher. Full time. In order to pay her $800 rent and cellphone bill and $1,000 college-loan payment and also, hopefully, afford some food.

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‘I sold them life’: Learning from the Angel of The Gap

‘I sold them life’: Learning from the Angel of The Gap

| Christina Capecchi | March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Little did he know what noble purpose awaited him when Don Ritchie settled into a house on Old South Head Road back in 1964. The former Navy seaman and retired salesman was eager to soak in the stunning view with his wife: an ocean cliff at Watsons Bay in Eastern Sydney known as The Gap.

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Waltzing on ice: on crisis and community

Waltzing on ice: on crisis and community

| Christina Capecchi | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

When it came time to interview prospective sailors for his expedition across Antarctica, Ernest Shackleton had clear-cut criteria. He had to pick the right men for his journey to the bottom of the world, a news-making attempt to be the first to cross the continent via the coldest place on Earth: the South Pole.

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On cracked knuckles and self-care: a New Year’s resolution

On cracked knuckles and self-care: a New Year’s resolution

| Christina Capecchi | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The themes emerge predictably. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, we gravitate toward the biggies: get healthy, get organized, get a life. We vow to travel more, read more, save more and volunteer more. We conjure visions of the expansive, to live life to the fullest.

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