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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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What Would You Give Your Life For?

“For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man… I feel that it will soon cost me an increased amount of money if not my life.”  Wilbur Wright, 1900 Wilbur Wright believed that his flying machine was worth the cost. He was a ...

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Time To Stop Playing Church

Every Sunday, churches are filled with those who are simply” playing” games with God. They line up in rows to watch the “show”. If it is good enough, they stay and even come back occasionally. However, if it is not entertaining, they will drift off. Stop with the plastic smiles, ...

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He Loves Us Enough

It was likely scarlet fever that brought Anne Mansfield Sullivan into Helen Keller’s life. Helen was a perfectly healthy baby from her birth in 1880 until her nineteenth month, when she contracted the grave illness that would steal her sight and hearing away. By age 7, Helen was quite wild ...

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Desired Things

What kind of thoughts does the word “desire” bring to your mind? Some think of riches while others covet the prestige of position–a name known to many. Some have longings for a family of their own, and others dream of a life of service. Sadly, some minds tend towards darker ...

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