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April, 2018

  • 16 April

    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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  • 10 April

    Knowing a person starts from listening to his/her story

    I was touched by many true stories shared by people through StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect all people through sharing their stories. During research and writing the news about the recent Live event of StoryCorps in St. Paul, I came across a story that a 10-year-old ...

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  • 9 April

    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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  • 3 April

    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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  • 2 April

    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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March, 2018

  • 27 March

    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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  • 27 March

    The Lord is My Helper and Keeper

    God is always willing and able to help us. He desires to help us, but the choice is yours. I can remember wrestling with the Word of God,  and it kept me up many nights without sleep. You see fear was my biggest issue as well as not wanting to ...

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  • 26 March

    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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  • 19 March

    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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  • 15 March

    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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