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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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Simplicity: A Gift from God

In our family there are many stories and memories  about Christmases past.   With my father now gone, I  remember these treasured tales with the start of every holiday season. Born just three months before the stock market’s  great crash in 1929, my father spent his early years on a northern ...

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