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How to Use Prayer to Master Your Daily Grind

An outline of my daily prayer routine, from one kindergartener in the school to prayer to another.

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Is Religion Good for Kids?

Exposure to religion makes children more likely to believe in fictional stories. But is that a bad thing?

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My God. My Enemy. My Eating Disorder.

I was able to break free only after being challenged to redefine both myself and the God I once knew.

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How the Devil Made Me Keep My Faith

Recollections from a demon-filled Catholic childhood.

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What Sally Ride Didn’t Find in Space

The first American woman in space put her trust in science and logic rather than a deity.

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How Mother’s Day Challenges a Cherished Christian Idol: God as Father

Why I invite my congregation to worship God differently on Mother’s Day.

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Why I Stopped Feeling Guilty for Wanting a Beautiful Home

I used to think it was unChristian of me to want the attractive, comfortable home of my daydreams. Now I’m grateful for my renovated kitchen.

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What I Learned About Being Wealthy By Going Broke

If being rich was a sign of God’s blessing, was going broke a sign of God’s curse?

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My Life Depended on the Very Act of Writing

How I was saved by writing about God and cancer.

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Why I Am Obsessed with Jesus

I gave up believing in Jesus long ago, but I can’t stop thinking — or writing — about him. Here’s why.