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God Can Keep It Clean!

Cleaning a home was quite a task in the old days. Women once used a wringer washer to clean their family’s clothes, spending much time wringing the clothes out through the wringer rolls at the top of the machine.  Wet clothes were hung on a backyard line when weather allowed, ...

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Lesson from A Sunken Ship

                                                  “not even God himself could sink this ship” (employee of the White Star Line, 1911 launch of Titanic) They named her Titanic and it suited ...

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What is Hidden

Nature was a big part of our childhood. We loved to be outside, so it was a thrill when we moved out of the city to a new subdivision springing up from land that had grown crops and fed horses and cows for over a century. A small creek ran ...

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Consider the Penalty

Punishment in early American life was often public and quite humiliating to the offender. The Puritans of New England believed what God said, taking their laws directly from the bible. Drunkenness, fornication, and even smoking brought down the gavel as fast as stealing from a neighbor.  Scarlet letters were worn ...

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What Does God Have in Store?

Canning before the long winter was once a part of life for most homemakers in America. My grandmother was one of those homemakers, living with my grandfather and her two little boys on a farm in northwest Indiana.  There, she had a large garden in the side yard, along with ...

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