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The Watchmaker’s Faith

“Faith is like radar that sees through the fog—to the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.”   Corrie Ten Boom   As World War II raged on throughout Europe, Corrie Ten Boom and her family could not put their faith in what their eyes could ...

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Beginnings Matter

Beginnings often hold the promise of good things. When my grandparents were married in 1927, it was a time of new hope for both of them.  My grandfather had finally regained his health after suffering from Tuberculosis brought on by weakened lungs after he contracted influenza during the 1918 pandemic. ...

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When Satan Looks for a Fool

We’ve all been victim of someone’s fun at our expense when the calendar turns to April 1st.  Everyone’s a prankster, trying to get the better of someone else, all in good fun. The origins of April Fool’s Day go back several centuries. In 18th century Scotland, April Fool’s Day centered ...

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He Does All Things Well…

I’ve written before about the little blond-headed boy who would have been my uncle if fate had not intervened on February 19, 1937. That is the day that little Jimmy died in the county hospital after a short illness due to food poisoning. His death affected all who knew him. ...

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When Suffering is Part of the Journey

In the 1880’s, four Irish brothers set out for America, along with their sister, Mary Anne. They were Henry, Adam, Robert, and my great-grandfather, James. They hailed from the Northern Irish coastline, having been born in Kilkeel in County Down. My great-grandfather’s passage information lists him as a watchmaker in ...

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