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When to Remember, and Forget

Take a walk with me through one of my childhood homes, purchased from the elderly lady for whom it was built in 1929, when she was a young bride. The living room carpets, thinned by decades of shoe activity, still held their pink floral pattern. They made a perfect maze ...

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Peonies and Potential

Well over 100 years since they made their debut in America, Peonies bloom in gardens every springtime, in every color save blue. They are known to live for up to a century when well cared for, and they make beautiful bouquets. This antiquated flower is the state flower of Indiana ...

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Is Jesus Really God in Human Flesh?

The disciples, Peter, James, and John, were on a high mountain with Jesus.  Suddenly the face of Jesus “shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light” (Matthew 17:2). This account is also recorded in the Gospels of Mark and Luke. It is commonly known as the transfiguration. ...

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It Started with Cornflakes

God is looking for those who would be faithful in the little things, for it shows Him that He can trust us with much. The story of one man’s small beginnings started with the creation of a cereal flake made of boiled corn, salt, and sugar. His success over several ...

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You are a Shining Star

In order for us to be unified as children of God, the Apostle Paul urges us in Philippians 2:2: “Fulfill my joy that ye be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord,of one mind.”  Have you ever noticed that stars work together and no star is more ...

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The Lord: Our Only Constant

James Elmer left Notre Dame University to join the Navy before his twentieth birthday. World War I was under way and the six- foot former football player felt the call to serve his country. He soon found himself at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station near Chicago, preparing to enter ...

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The Wild West of Our Christian Journey

In the song “I Will go West,” put to music by J.P. Barrett in 1875, city living was a heartache what with high-priced goods, the worry of one’s sons taking to city ways while their daughters cared only for the latest fashions, and cruelty all around.  Taking to the open ...

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Seeing the Danger of Sin

Meditation on Ephesians 4:17-27 17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of ...

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