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When to Lose Your Life

Life Savers…one of America’s favorite candies, especially at Christmastime with their Sweet Storybook filled with many delicious flavors. As a child, I looked forward to receiving a book of the sweet candies in my Christmas stocking. Clarence Crane invented the Life Saver in 1912 to remedy the fact that chocolate ...

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God Sees Every Corner

It’s difficult to see them, the three little ones in the left corner of the old photograph dated 1933.  But they are there, looking toward the camera from a triangle of shade, three of my grandfather’s eight younger siblings looking with curious stances towards the little house he is building ...

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Forward Only: God is Calling

Hopping in the family car for a long drive was always an adventure for us as children.  Many Sunday afternoon drives led to our old family farm, purchased in 1912. Driving down the two-lane highway, we would take special notice of the dip in the road where old, dead trees ...

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Hidden Blindness

Louis Braille was like many little boys, he loved spending time with his father. Simon-Rene Braille ran a successful harness shop in the French countryside, and little Louis loved pretending to use Father’s tools until one day an accident with a stitching awl robbed the little one of his sight. ...

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Saint Patrick: Missionary to His Enemies

What does St. Patrick’s Day bring to mind? Many would say shamrocks and parades, or a pinch for forgetting to wear green. For us Irish folks it’s a celebration of our heritage. But the deeper meaning is that Saint Patrick really lived. He was a Roman, not an Irishman, and ...

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