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The Wild West of Our Christian Journey

In the song “I Will go West,” put to music by J.P. Barrett in 1875, city living was a heartache what with high-priced goods, the worry of one’s sons taking to city ways while their daughters cared only for the latest fashions, and cruelty all around.  Taking to the open ...

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A Rule to the Wise

It has been said that a rule to the wise need only be a guide, directing their steps, not something forced upon them. The truth is that rules have always been in place, beginning in the written word of God. For those entering the teaching profession in 1915, rules were ...

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The Duel of Forgiveness

It happened on a summer day in 1882, an argument between two friends. Both men were wealthy, living in a midwestern city where enterprise was abundant for men who could handle the challenge. One was a landowner who had invested in his city by purchasing land for the development of ...

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Unless I Die…

He was a young sailor when he sailed with the Spanish Armada in the year 1588. Sadly, what was at first an adventure would soon be his demise. Sailing aboard one of the fleet’s finely built ships near the coast at Antrim, Ireland, a fierce wind destroyed the vessel and ...

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When Forgetting is a Good Thing

The old dairy barn looked out-of-place, nestled between a restaurant, a furniture store, and a museum in the center of the city. It had once been a vital part of a large farm that had been swallowed by progress decades before. Everyone knew its days were dwindling, its destruction sure.  Finally, ...

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