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Top 5 Truths You Can Use of 2012

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Happy New Year! This list captures what readers found particularly moving over the year and can help us gain perspective on 2012. It is somewhat subjective and incomplete, since this blog did not formally start until June, and a few pieces have been moved to other parts of the Beliefnet site. Yet, it is a snapshot in time. May the coming year be one of joy, health and peace!

The Secret of Life According to Pete the Cat
Children’s books contain simple wisdom, and this book is one of my and my kids’ favorites.

How One Speech Changed 1000 Hearts
A eulogy delivered in the heat of war transformed hearts and minds

God’s Tears Are Our Own: How to Respond to the Horror of the Connecticut School Shooting
This tragedy continues to loom large in our national soul, and this piece represents part of my struggle.

Can Todd Akin be Forgiven
A Congressman’s comments on rape raised serious moral questions and dilemmas

Did David Petraeus Need to Resign?
We hold our public figures to high standards, and one of our nation’s finest stunned the country with his out-of-character behavior.

Compiled by Evan Moffic,

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Did I miss any? If I didn’t include something you particularly found meaningful, include a link or let me know in the comments!



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