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Our Faith, the Victor

Consider the life of a pioneer wife. They rose before the sun, often weary from the last day’s work. They pinned their long hair back from their faces, dressed in their layers, and pulled on an apron to start another day. Many of them had traveled long journeys just to ...

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We Wait in Hope

perfect storm, economic crisis, stock market crash, world economy, I will shake all things, Haggai 2:6, great shaking coming,

Traveling across the sea to foreign ports in search of fabrics, teas, shoes, and the fine wines of France, must have seemed a romantic venture to the young mariner in 19th century America!  But for the wife of a seaman, the romance of a sea life was as far away ...

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They Shall Live Again

Springtime has always brought the promise of new life and the end of another brown, barren Illinois winter. The first tulips begin to pop open; trees get their first, almost invisible green buds, and soon, green grass springs up to carpet over the brown stuff on the ground. I remember ...

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Is Your Name Written in the Right Book?

I remember the old television drama Hawaii Five-0, from my childhood. Beginning in 1968, Detective Captain Steve McGarrett put his life on the line, along with his officers, fighting crime in the nation’s 50th state. The show left its mark on our culture: “5-0” is now the term used for ...

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Take Heart! God Will Wipe Away Every Tear

Early death in Victorian America was an experience few families escaped.  The grieving heart was often susceptible to the superstitions of the day. With most deaths occurring at home, mirrors were draped in dark cloth so that no one could see their reflection for a time and be taken along ...

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