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The Dark Easter of 1974

Easter Sunday of the year I turned 14 was the darkest Easter I ever experienced, because April 4, 1974, was the day my mother died. It’s fitting for me that today, April 4, 2015, falls on the Saturday between Good … Continue reading

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The Fastness of Grace

A fell wind blew by Its wake pulling, compelling Grace yet held me fast

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Don’t Give Up, It’s Not Over Yet

“Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.” (Thomas Chisolm, Great is Thy Faithfulness) *** Some people were closer to Jesus than others. Mary, Martha and their brother Lazarus were in that category. We don’t know how they met, but … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Hamburgers

Our 23 year old son came home the other day with a paper bag. From it he pulled out two Western Bacon Cheeseburgers plus zucchini fries. He reminded me of high school, when I first learned that you could buy … Continue reading

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Christmas and Death – God’s blessed plan

In the months leading up to the birth of Jesus, angels paid relatively quiet visits to Zechariah, Mary and Joseph. On the night of Jesus’ birth, though, they could not contain themselves. The shepherds in the fields got an earful: … Continue reading

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