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Working the Problem

In the days before heat schedules, water bottles, and air conditioning in schools, concentrating on any subject was challenging. I remember how unbearable the late August heat could be. In my high school some of my classes were on the third floor of our building, built in 1916. Getting through ...

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Gain Through Loss

There are times when we have to give up something we love in order to gain a better thing. As the spring of 1781 brought muskets ringing in the air and the angry voices of Redcoats to South Carolina, Rebecca Brewton Motte chose to give something up that she wanted ...

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When Looks Don’t Count for Much

Remember “the look” from childhood? It could be scary, but it could also be a strong deterrent from getting into mischief or saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Most of our parents were really good at it! Teachers often had some of those same looks, turning their attention ...

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Our Faith, the Victor

Consider the life of a pioneer wife. They rose before the sun, often weary from the last day’s work. They pinned their long hair back from their faces, dressed in their layers, and pulled on an apron to start another day. Many of them had traveled long journeys just to ...

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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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