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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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Masked Disobedience

Anna Coleman Ladd wanted to help disfigured soldiers during World War I. Many young men were permanently disfigured due to the modern weapons of the time: including machine guns. Shattered jaws, noses sheared off, and in some cases, half of a young man’s face obliterated, these were the wounds that ...

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Worry, Fly Away!

Seven-year-old Amelia Earhart could make an adventure out of most any activity. One snowy day, she took her brand-new sled to the top of a hill and dove, belly first, onto it, flying down the incline at high speed. Along came a horse and wagon at just the moment she ...

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Trusting When You Are Fearful

My mother’s soothing voice was often all I needed as a little girl to calm my childish fears. I have a memory from the age of four when an older neighbor girl told me the story of the “Bogeyman” for the first time, how he came into houses in the ...

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Thief of Your Heart

The dalmatian is a stately dog of distinguished strength and intelligence. Early drawings of the breed can be traced to the 1600’s and the land of Croatia. With great guarding instincts and genuine loyalty, this canine has been used by firefighters since the time of America’s horse-drawn fire engines. Its ...

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