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January 25, 2013

Thou Shalt Pay Attention: ADHD and the Law

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Drew Larson

By the time you read this, I will have stood up and walked around my office building 150 times.

I will have looked up about 500 things on the Internet. I will have opened up at least 39 separate browser tabs from Wikipedia, at least one of which will probably be the entry for Dexys Midnight Runners.

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January 24, 2013

Who's Listening?

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Amy Hauptman

Listening is an unglorified activity.

We all want to be heard. We all want to be understood. But who truly wants to sacrifice their time and energy to simply listen to someone else?

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January 23, 2013

How to Have Sex: Relationship Advice for Guys

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Adam Jeske

Sex is a good thing. You might even get to have some, if you follow these steps:

 1. Acknowledge that you’re messed up. You don’t do things that you should. You do things you shouldn’t. This is really hard, and the need for it never really ends, for me and for everybody else.

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January 22, 2013

When to Say Yes: Relationship Advice for Women

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Christine Jeske

It feels like eons ago (13 years) that I was dating, and honestly, I don’t look back fondly on that time—the tribulations of crushes and attempting to read men’s minds, the wasted conversational hours obsessing over who likes whom. 

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January 21, 2013

The Road to Justice: King and Community

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Lisa Rieck

In January at our blog, we’ve been looking at spiritual practices that can open us to the Holy Spirit’s sanctifying work in our lives. Today, we remember one of the greatest leaders ever born, Martin Luther King Jr. The power of his influence, however, didn’t come from his own strength. He engaged in spiritual practices that were then used by God to empower him to effect change in the course of history.

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January 18, 2013

Coffee-Shop Quiet Days

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Hope Muller

At the age of nine I started running competitively. So I was thrilled when I heard that the Bible talked about my sport. As a teenager I started to interpret God’s words about running in my own way. Why not run everywhere

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January 17, 2013

Reflections from a Committed Sleeper

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Kurt Bullis

I have two daughters. One is four years old, and the other will be two in March. Most nights, at least one of them will wake up needing a bottle or a diaper-change or comfort from a bad dream. And rare is the day when my wife and I get to sleep in past 6:00 a.m.

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January 16, 2013

I Am (Not) Lord

By: 
Kasey Kimball

Why is this day different from other days?

Why is it that on all other days I set an alarm, but on this day I sleep in and take an afternoon nap?

Why is it that on all other days my iPhone and laptop are never farther than six inches from my right hand, but

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January 16, 2013

Q & A: What Is Spiritual Formation?

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Matt Sally

“Practicing spiritual disciplines is life altering,” said Stephen Smith, InterVarsity alumnus and InterVarsity Press author.

We’ve all heard the words spiritual formation. A term like that has good intentions, but how do we turn the rhetoric into action?

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January 15, 2013

What Is Sanctification?

By: 
Jonathan Rice

My wife has a cherished collection of hand-painted, fine china tea cups that she keeps on the top shelf of a cupboard. These cups are kept separate from our ordinary coffee mugs and brought down from their place of safety and display on special occasions.

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