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When God Solves Our Mysteries

Who doesn’t love a good mystery? I remember spending much of my weekly allowance at our local bookstore on my favorite mystery series, Nancy Drew. A lovely strawberry-blond teenager wearing a cloche hat and a beautiful tweed dress, tooling around town in her new convertible given to her by her ...

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When Heaven is Revealed

She was the daughter of a Civil War soldier. She passed away before she was thirty, leaving three little girls to grow to womanhood without her influence.  Among the faded certificates of her birth, marriage, and death, there were no images of the young woman, nothing to show the color ...

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Seven Reasons I’m So Glad I’m A Christian

I am so glad that I am a Christian, but there are many ideas that people have about what constitutes being a Christian, so it first needs to be defined. It is not going to church, praying, or even reading the Bible. It is not adhering to some religious dogma ...

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Take Heart: God Knows Where the Pieces Go

Jigsaw puzzles had their beginnings in 18th century Europe as pieces of wooden maps made by mapmakers of the time. But by 1900, American adults were big fans of the puzzle as a relaxing pastime, although the cost of about $5 per puzzle was steep at a time when the ...

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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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