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Strength from the Heel Marks

The local newspapers of the early 20th century were filled with town gossip, wedding announcements, death notices, and stories of gay parties. When my great grandparents packed all of their belongings, leaving Illinois for a rural life in northern Indiana in the spring of 1912, they received a lovely farewell ...

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It Pays To Wait

We live in a world where everyone is in a hurry. We spend our time eating fast food. We also want things instantly. Sometimes it pays to wait. In Isaiah 40:31 the bible tells us “THY THAT WAIT ON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH.” We all have problems in ...

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An Answer to Discouragement and Despair

Many of the old hymns we find such comfort in today came from the experience of great tragedy and loss in the lives of their composers. Feelings of discouragement and even despair were poured out in the words of their music, but so also were feelings of comfort and contentment ...

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What Are The Characteristics Of A Leader?

Someone recently asked the question, “What one [word] describes the characteristic you are looking for when you vote for the next President?” Romans 12:8 “If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And ...

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“Here I Raise My Ebenezer”

Ever wonder what that line in the classic hymn “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” means? “Here I raise my Ebenezer; Hither by Thy help I’m come; And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home.” The hymn was written in 1758 by Robert Robinson a pastor and ...

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