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Nellie’s Gift

No one has greater love than this: that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13   Christmas is that time of year when we extend our hearts to the less fortunate in our communities, often helping strangers in tangible and loving ways. It is also a time ...

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Believe in the Unseen

Virginia’s question was an honest one: “Is there a Santa Claus?” The editor of the New York Sun during that Christmas season in 1897 was tasked with answering the young girl so influenced by her doubting friends that she had been compelled to put the question to her local newspaper. ...

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The Rooster Will Always Crow!

Roosters have had a place in society for thousands of years. In America, they often bring thoughts of farm life in days gone by.  One imagines being awakened by their shrill crows long before the rising sun, thanks to their internal “clock.” The visitor to Key West, Florida, can watch ...

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Feeling Like A Leaf In the Winds of Sin?

Autumn was a favorite time for us as children. Although it meant the return to  classrooms for another year of school, it also meant a trip to the apple orchard outside our city. We would jump out of the car upon arrival and pick beautiful red and yellow apples from ...

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Who Determines Our Identity?

I thought I knew who I was, a descendant of Irish, German, and English immigrants. But after having my DNA tested, followed by  family research, I was surprised to find that some of my ancestors came from Scandinavia and Spain. And upon further search, I believe I have found a ...

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