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When Suffering is Part of the Journey

In the 1880’s, four Irish brothers set out for America, along with their sister, Mary Anne. They were Henry, Adam, Robert, and my great-grandfather, James. They hailed from the Northern Irish coastline, having been born in Kilkeel in County Down. My great-grandfather’s passage information lists him as a watchmaker in ...

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Angel Food and an Attitude

My neighborhood in the 1970’s was like many around the country—filled with local shops owned for generations by neighborhood families. We had a small pharmacy that had assisted those with illness and provided penny candy and small gifts for children for over a century, and the local beauty shop was ...

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No Cross, No Crown

It is the hope of each and everyone of us to one day to make it to heaven. But we all have to give an account of what we have done here on earth. In some churches we sing a song that goes like this “I SHALL WEAR A CROWN ...

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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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Seven Reasons I’m So Glad I’m A Christian

I am so glad that I am a Christian, but there are many ideas that people have about what constitutes being a Christian, so it first needs to be defined. It is not going to church, praying, or even reading the Bible. It is not adhering to some religious dogma ...

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