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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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Number Your Days!

In a Midwestern city there stands an old brick building set on a large, tree-filled property. In the 1920’s and 30’s, this now empty building was home for many Tuberculosis victims. All that remains today is that empty building, windows black, rooms empty except for broken pieces of furniture left ...

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Navigating the River of Doubt

In early 1914, Theodore Roosevelt was looking for a new challenge after failing to win a third nomination for President. Along with his son, Kermit, and Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon, Roosevelt set off to explore the River of Doubt in the Amazon forest of Brazil. If the former President wanted ...

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When Forgetting is a Good Thing

The old dairy barn looked out-of-place, nestled between a restaurant, a furniture store, and a museum in the center of the city. It had once been a vital part of a large farm that had been swallowed by progress decades before. Everyone knew its days were dwindling, its destruction sure.  Finally, ...

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Our Gift to the Unbeliever

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was born into an impoverished English family in 1812. One of eight children in the Dickens Family, his father was a naval clerk who fancied becoming a rich man. It was a dream ...

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