Poetry: Dickinson – Because I could not stop for Death

"Because I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held but just Ourselves – And Immortality." #EmilyDickinson #poetry

Remembering History

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. ~ Deuteronomy 4:9 ~ Today is 9/11. To Americans, this was the start …

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Hope in Spite of Suffering

While people are more frequently reminded as they get older that things wear down and waste away, Christians can forget in their daily life that what we labor and strive for is not for this world but the next. We build up castles for ourselves when the Lord has promised us the world. We make …

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When Your Calling is Home

"You are not here to get your 'Mrs.' degree." It was my first week at college and I was in a "freshman seminar" class (which was as  pointless as it was a waste of time). The professor spoke these words to her new students to make sure that they knew one thing: by the time …

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The Separation of Children and Church

"You can't just read the Bible to them!" "The sermon isn't for them." "It'll go over their heads!" "We have to introduce at least one new song every week - so they won't get bored." I am astounded every time I hear one of these statements, or ones like them. Typically, they come up in …

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