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No Servant is Unseen

When our country was embroiled in its fight for independence, there was a small ring of spies who helped bring about victory. The Culper Ring was a real spy story set during the war and it had all the elements: brave, but nervous participants, suspicious minds, work done under cloak ...

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Are You Loving God Back?

My dad had many stories of the days in the early 1900’s when his mother was a girl living in a small Kentucky county, filled with hard-working farm families. When her parents had to be away from their farm, Miss Mary would come a tend to the brood of 13 ...

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Respect is Obedience to God

Obeying our mother and father ends when we enter adulthood, but showing them respect throughout their lives is a commandment from our heavenly Father.  Growing up, we were taught respect not only for our parents, but for other adults in our lives: aunts and uncles, grandparents, our teachers. All were ...

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When Looks Don’t Count for Much

Remember “the look” from childhood? It could be scary, but it could also be a strong deterrent from getting into mischief or saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Most of our parents were really good at it! Teachers often had some of those same looks, turning their attention ...

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The Consuming Fire of Greed

The Triangle Shirtwaist Company in Manhattan produced women’s shirtwaists. The fitted, long-sleeved blouses with high necklines worn by women with their long skirts every day in the early 1900’s.  Most of the company’s workers were teenage girls and young women who had immigrated to America with their families, dreaming of ...

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