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A Rooster, A Tree, and A Pipe

My dad seldom lit his pipe, it was used more as an aid. What kind of an aid comes in the form of a pipe? Just months before I was born, Dad had been diagnosed with a degenerative muscle disease affecting his neck.  He tried treatments, which helped some. He ...

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Are You Making the Grade?

Report cards…little pieces of paper that brought trepidation or excitement based on what type of student was receiving one! When we were in elementary school in the 1970’s, grades for the younger students were given as VG (very good), S (satisfactory), or N (needs improvement). Along with reading, mathematics, and ...

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God’s Love of a Country

Patriotism embodies the stories of many throughout our history. It is the story of a young watchmaker who came to America from Northern Ireland with strong hands and a willingness to work hard and wait years to become a citizen of his new country. It is the story of a ...

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When We “Skirt Around” God’s Borders

Noah Webster spent 28 years completing his 1828 Merriam Webster Dictionary, which includes many definitions based on biblical standards.  He believed that an earthly education without God’s Word was useless. One of the many words in his original dictionary is the verb skirted–living on the border of something, near the extremity.  And ...

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Minnie’s Doll

Minnie was eight years old in 1912 when her photograph was taken. She wore a cream-colored dress with a large sailor’s collar, three pearl buttons sewn on the fabric.  A pointed, cloth bonnet covered her hair, her braids peeking out the sides. She wore dark stockings over her legs.  There ...

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