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Lesson From a Lunchbox

The lunchbox has been part of attending school since the late 1800’s. That’s when school children first made use of old cookie or tobacco tins saved by their mothers to carry that all-important mid-day meal with them to the classroom. I remember the lunchboxes of my own elementary school days ...

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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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Polluted Wells

Thomas was a  Nebraska farmer in the late 1800’s. He and his family enjoyed a good life, though one filled with demanding work.  All was well until the day his wife and three children fell ill in quick succession with all the symptoms of Typhoid Fever, an often-deadly disease brought ...

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