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Don’t Be a “Go-Backer”

The lure of finding gold in Colorado seemed worth the gamble in 1859, as many men struggled to make ends meet in a down economy. Pulling up stakes and spending six months’ income to purchase a team of oxen, risking disease and possible attacks, was outweighed by the strong pull ...

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A Feast Fit for God

The recipient of an invitation to a feast in the 18th century could look forward to several large courses at the banquet table. First would come steaming mushroom broth, then beetroot salad, and baked pudding. Next would come rich meats that included boiled rabbit, as well as chicken and stewed ...

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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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