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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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Number Your Days!

In a Midwestern city there stands an old brick building set on a large, tree-filled property. In the 1920’s and 30’s, this now empty building was home for many Tuberculosis victims. All that remains today is that empty building, windows black, rooms empty except for broken pieces of furniture left ...

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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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The Duel of Forgiveness

It happened on a summer day in 1882, an argument between two friends. Both men were wealthy, living in a midwestern city where enterprise was abundant for men who could handle the challenge. One was a landowner who had invested in his city by purchasing land for the development of ...

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The Lie of an Idol

“Such is the nature of the human soul, that it must have a God, an object of supreme affection.” (From Webster’s 1828 Dictionary) Many definitions found in Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary are based on his Christian faith. He defined the soul as the spiritual and immortal substance within the man, ...

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