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Help Me To The End Of My Sin

“This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” — Lamentations 3:21-23 Hope is given to us, for hope is needed as the battle against sin still rages within ...

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Caution: Sin is Infectious!

“We know nothing; we are at sea in a whirlpool of conjecture.”  Thomas Wakley, Editor of The Lancet, on the spread of Cholera, 1853 For centuries, the cause of infectious disease remained elusive while physicians struggled to find answers.   Beginning in the Middle Ages, poisonous, unseen vapors that reeked in ...

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The Look of a Lie

It was known as the “captain of death” for centuries, but Tuberculosis had a deceptive air of beauty on the surface. A Victorian woman was considered beautiful when her lips were ruby-colored, her skin translucent and pale, and her eyes bright and sparkling. But it was the look of a ...

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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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Polluted Wells

Thomas was a  Nebraska farmer in the late 1800’s. He and his family enjoyed a good life, though one filled with demanding work.  All was well until the day his wife and three children fell ill in quick succession with all the symptoms of Typhoid Fever, an often-deadly disease brought ...

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