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LEAVE THINGS BETTER

Mr. Jackson was a traditional fellow, practicing things his mother taught, like the Golden Rule and respect the elderly. He also went to schools that studied master poets and writers. He loved old poets, Tennyson, Wordsworth, and Emerson. Mom gave … Continue reading

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QUAINT QUARTERLYS

You can’t see it very plainly but the name written on the top of the first quarterly is James Samuel Rodgers. The name on the second one is Miss Amy Riddle. At the bottom of the page Amy wrote Mr. … Continue reading

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STAY AWAY FROM THE PIT

A notable quote by a little girl watching her grandfather digging out a septic tank, “I don’t hope I ever fall in that.”  I’m thinking of this in regard to some of the sin and slime, so many little girls … Continue reading

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THANKS TO THE BRAVE

From a note in journal June 15th ’98 Subject was “childlikeness” and how Jesus said we should come to him as a little child. I had written the following note:  There are so many children in this time who do not … Continue reading

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CRYING FOR LOST CHILDREN

I aroused from a nap with these words, “We cry, too late.” Now we cry, but it is too late. Hell’s minions we loved to date. Crying “God is Good,” we ignored our fate Teaching all paths lead to Heaven’s … Continue reading

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COME, LET’S WALK TO THE CROOKED TREE

Frank’s challenge this week is to write on this subject:  A Precarious Perch.  Let me explain why I chose this picture of the crooked tree. ************ “Come, let’s walk to the Crooked Tree,” was romance of a big kind when … Continue reading

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THE FRACTURED GENERATION

THE NATION YELLS “WHAT IS WRONG?” **************** I am a product of a fractured generational culture.  I have given up. With the permission of the youth pastor, I went to youth services for several months;  engaged some senior ladies to … Continue reading

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OLD FOLKS

Interesting bits from Isaiah 3:4-5, 12 (NIV)  “I will make boys their officials; mere children will govern them….The young will rise up against the old, the base against the honorable.”   “Youths oppress my people, women rule over them.” Adam Hogg … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THE KEY?

BEFORE GOING FURTHER WITH OUR SUBJECT FROM YESTERDAY,LET’S TAKE A JOURNEY through the Bible and see what is outstanding about successful Bible youth.  We will find: Isaac  – What a model of submission!  We hear of Abraham’s great faith, but … Continue reading

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LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND

    Man/woman relationships are established in Genesis. Marriage, including sex, between one man and one woman is God’s plan. The book is replete with cases that are not one man/one woman, but I can’t think of any that did … Continue reading

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