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When the Bill Comes Due

In 1940, a new house could be yours for around $4,000.  A shiny new automobile could be driven off the lot for about $850, filled with gasoline costing 11 cents per gallon.   For the  man with a wedding or other important social event on his calendar, a well-tailored new suit ...

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Gilded Deceit

The Gilded Age in American history was certainly a time when our reality was thinly covered in gold-hued paint! Beginning with the Civil War’s end and lasting to the early 1900’s, it was our most prosperous age for a few chosen citizens, while to the outsider it appeared that all ...

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Leave the Excuses Behind

Discipline has changed since my elementary school days over 40 years ago. Outside our principal’s office was a line across the floor where the feet of those sent for a visit with him would line up perfectly…waiting. While almost unheard of today, corporal punishment was administered to some offenders by ...

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A Lesson from Lister’s Life

British surgeon Dr. Joseph Lister relied on his strong faith in God as he faced ongoing criticism for not subscribing to the belief that disease was caused by “miasma,” or bad air. He was convinced  that cleansing surgical wounds and the hands of the surgeons would help save many lives ...

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Where Is That Place (Understanding)

“A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.” (Proverbs 18:2) Our Nation was blessed because some ordinary men/women in a strange new world found wisdom. In valuing this wisdom given to them by the God who possessed it, they got understanding. The gain of her ...

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