Religion

We are beggars, that is true

September 14, 2018 at 3:00 am

Church reformer Martin Luther died in the year 1546 at age 62. Beside his deathbed was a desk that had a piece of paper with writing on it. There were just over 100 words written, the last being, “We are beggars, that is true.” What does th...

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Hearing the benefits of a silent night

September 07, 2018 at 3:00 am

A few weeks ago, our family took a vacation in the country.That first night, both Jeanne and I woke up around 3 a.m. and couldn’t get back to sleep. We didn’t have a clue as to why. Then I asked a question to my wife: “Can you hear anything...

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Is there a climate change of the soul?

August 31, 2018 at 3:00 am

I’m going to give you some words and you tell me what you think about them: climate change.What comes to mind when you see these words? Do you think that they represent a hoax? Do you think those who believe in such a thing are out to lunch...

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You too can be a history maker

August 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

I talked with someone recently about their choice of novels. Besides the Bible, I was wondering what kind of books they liked to read.It turns out the favored genre was time travel.I asked her why? She responded, “One reason is that of all ...

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God’s door is always open for us

August 03, 2018 at 3:00 am

Three years ago, for our summer vacation, Jeanne, Ben and I took care of Dew Dance “Ranch,” in Port Angeles, Wash.The owner, Marcia, is a friend of our family. She was going on vacation and needed someone to look after the property.We lived...

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Unwelcome words that fall upon deaf ears

July 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

When you hear the word “prophet,” what comes to mind? I think most would say that it invokes the image of a grizzled old man with a long gray beard, where birds might build a nest. He would be dressed in clothes made of animal hair or some ...

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Please note: the menu has changed

July 13, 2018 at 3:00 am

What is the most unusual sandwich that you have ever tasted?The following is a menu of 12 real sandwiches. Which one would you order?1. Luther Burger (Hamburger or cheeseburger served between two glazed donuts)2. St. Paul Sandwich (Egg foo ...

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Spinning in circles chasing the dot

July 06, 2018 at 3:00 am

Do you believe in the Devil?If so, what exactly does this mean? Are you talking about a living being, or something else, like pesky, negative internal thoughts?In any event, whatever you believe, some of the Devil’s titles are “deceiver” a...

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The wear on everyday silverware

June 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

A couple of years ago, I overheard a conversation between my sister-in-law, Kris, and my wife, Jeanne. They were talking about china patterns.Jeanne had discovered and purchased a small sugar bowl at an antique store. It had the same patter...

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The mysteries of heaven in two cats

June 22, 2018 at 3:00 am

I looked out the window this morning. Trees revealed a gentle breeze. The sky was overcast, a continuous stretch of same-greyness, wonderfully and masterfully dappled by God’s own brush. Then came a small, slender, slinking figure into view...

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