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The wedding preparations were a ray of light during the dark days of the Great Depression. Most Americans spent their time trying to keep food on their tables and heat in their homes. The young bride-to-be had worked as a maid after high school graduation, earning enough money to help ...

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Standing For The Cross

“Beneath the cross of Jesus I gladly take my stand.” This is the opening line of a familiar hymn. I recently sang this at a communion service in my church.  The cross is a very controversial symbol in our culture. Atheists want it removed. Others wear one around their neck. ...

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Don’t Be a “Go-Backer”

The lure of finding gold in Colorado seemed worth the gamble in 1859, as many men struggled to make ends meet in a down economy. Pulling up stakes and spending six months’ income to purchase a team of oxen, risking disease and possible attacks, was outweighed by the strong pull ...

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Grace, Grace, Grace

Hey, have I got a song for you! It’s called “Grace Got You” by MercyMe and it’s a song that will really lift you up and put you in a good mood. But first, I want to tell you a little bit about what I see as the sentiment behind ...

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Can We Blame It on the Weather?

Midwestern newspapers described the summer of 1873 as a season when “tropical weariness drooped over all.”  Heaviness hung like the sweat dripping   from trousers, woolen skirts, and long-sleeved shirts, as people performed their daily tasks. That stifling heat would be blamed for everything under the blazing sun— rampant spread of ...

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