The gift and challenge of regret

If you could do a life do-over, would you?
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No Regrets?

By Angela T. Khabeb

It was the day after Thanksgiving 2005, Black Friday, the shoppers’ delight. As my friend, Michelle, and I pulled into the mall parking lot, I had a terrible, but fleeting thought: My baby hasn’t been very active today. But I quickly dismissed the idea. I swept it away, telling myself, you’re tired so the baby is probably tired, too. I was blissfully pregnant and blissfully ignorant. Our baby was stillborn seven days later. MORE ›

The gift and challenge of regret

by Angela T. Khabeb

re·gret /rəˈɡret/: a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened or been done.

What if you encountered a powerful and benevolent genie who could grant you one do-over of your choice? Would you consider going back in time and doing something differently? MORE ›

Cafe group: Regrets

October 2018

No regrets?
by Angela T. Khabeb
Regrets can be challenging but God is with us.

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Faith reflections: The gift and challenge of regret
by Angela T. Khabeb

We make mistakes and we learn as we grow. We fall and we rise. It is all part of the abundant life that God desires for us.

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Café incorporates a Lutheran perspective for young, adult women of Christian faith or simply for any woman who is interested in how faith relates to the issues that women face today. Readers and writers of Café include pastors, seminary and college students, and other young adult women who use Café as a Bible study resource individually or with their congregation. Pictured: The Young Women’s Bible Study at Clemson University. They read and discuss Café articles once a week.

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