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Sin’s Amputation

Giving up something that threatens our health, whether physically or spiritually, can feel like giving up a limb. We can become that attached even to the unhealthy.  But giving up those things that affect our spiritual health can be the difference between life and death. In the late 1700’s and ...

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When to Remember, and Forget

Take a walk with me through one of my childhood homes, purchased from the elderly lady for whom it was built in 1929, when she was a young bride. The living room carpets, thinned by decades of shoe activity, still held their pink floral pattern. They made a perfect maze ...

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A Rule to the Wise

It has been said that a rule to the wise need only be a guide, directing their steps, not something forced upon them. The truth is that rules have always been in place, beginning in the written word of God. For those entering the teaching profession in 1915, rules were ...

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Navigating the River of Doubt

In early 1914, Theodore Roosevelt was looking for a new challenge after failing to win a third nomination for President. Along with his son, Kermit, and Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon, Roosevelt set off to explore the River of Doubt in the Amazon forest of Brazil. If the former President wanted ...

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Wise Weapons

My great-grandfather was a conductor on our city’s streetcar line for about five years, starting in 1913. My hometown has a rich history that includes many wealthy barons of enterprises such as railroad lines, theaters, and even the distilling of whiskey. Most of its citizens during that heyday were respectable, hardworking ...

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