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I'm in Love With This Idea!

from Shane's Muslim Connect

Don’t you love the feeling of discovering something unexpected and good? Growing up in Indiana it was arrowheads in the field behind our house or mushrooms in the woods. On a walk last week here in Southern Colorado, I stumbled upon a beautiful pair of shed mule deer antlers. 

Two Vital Attitudes

from Shane's Muslim Connect

These have been some challenging days for Americans. Maybe even more challenging for you, if you’re from elsewhere. I want to think rightly about the violence in El Paso and Dayton, about the troubling situations in Hong Kong and Kashmir. About threats and woe and fear. 

God at the Hajj

from Shane's Muslim Connect

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Fear is a Liar...Usually!

from Shane's Muslim Connect

Sometimes we should listen to our fears. They’re talking sense: “Keep eating potato chips at your current rate, you’re going to die early and require an XL casket!” 

Other times, not so much: “If I don’t forward that Facebook post, all of my civil rights will evaporate, and a communist will be elected president!”

Books to Broaden Your Munchkins' Minds

from Shane's Muslim Connect

I wouldn’t trade my Indiana upbringing for anything. Although its homogeneity was only exceeded by its humidity, it profoundly shaped me. Maybe your kids are likewise growing up where everyone is the same color, speaks the same language, and, more or less, serves the same God. Or maybe your neighborhood is changing, getting browner and more diverse in ways that shouldn’t, but do, feel a little scary.