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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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God Sees Our Wanderings

We are all the result of the wandering and the coming together of many people, immigrants who packed their worldly wares into trunks and their dreams into their hearts.  My great-great grandparents left Germany in 1870 with dreams of a new home in America, sailing aboard a ship called Leipzig ...

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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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When Heaven is Revealed

She was the daughter of a Civil War soldier. She passed away before she was thirty, leaving three little girls to grow to womanhood without her influence.  Among the faded certificates of her birth, marriage, and death, there were no images of the young woman, nothing to show the color ...

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