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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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When to Lose Your Life

Life Savers…one of America’s favorite candies, especially at Christmastime with their Sweet Storybook filled with many delicious flavors. As a child, I looked forward to receiving a book of the sweet candies in my Christmas stocking. Clarence Crane invented the Life Saver in 1912 to remedy the fact that chocolate ...

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God Sees Every Corner

It’s difficult to see them, the three little ones in the left corner of the old photograph dated 1933.  But they are there, looking toward the camera from a triangle of shade, three of my grandfather’s eight younger siblings looking with curious stances towards the little house he is building ...

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Praise Will Raise

Praising God in trial and tribulation is difficult, even for the grateful heart. Pain has a way of putting itself in the way of counting one’s blessings and remembering God’s former works. Yet it’s praise that raises us—spirit, soul, and body, above the fray, as the door opens for God ...

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