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Treasure Found in Tradition

I remember May Basket Day on the first of May when I was a small child. My mother would help me make cone-shaped paper baskets, then we’d pick Lilly of the Valley and violets from the abundant supply in our yard and fill the little paper holders with fragrant blooms. ...

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Sin’s Amputation

Giving up something that threatens our health, whether physically or spiritually, can feel like giving up a limb. We can become that attached even to the unhealthy.  But giving up those things that affect our spiritual health can be the difference between life and death. In the late 1700’s and ...

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No Greater Commandment

Neighborliness seems a lost art in our busy American society. Gone are the days when neighborhood mothers kept an eye on every child on their block, and stood ready with correction,  or a bandage, a cool lemonade, or shelter from a sudden storm. But there was a time when this ...

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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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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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