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Devastating Fire

A fire that was started on September 2 has burned 76 square miles of forest land, including scenic land along hiking trails near Portland, Oregon. The fire has removed so much vegetation that authorities expect landslides and rockslides to come … Continue reading

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May I Speak with the Owner?

Churches are not exempt from getting telephone calls from solicitors. These callers often do not know that they have dialed the number of a church, and their standard sales pitch does not quite fit the situation. Just the other day, … Continue reading

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Surprise Reunion

I enjoy watching those surprise reunions between military personnel and their family members after they have been separated for a long time. A typical scheme is to have the returning enlisted person pretend to be the catcher at a baseball … Continue reading

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Powerful Performance

Last week my elbow suddenly swelled, and I was diagnosed with bursitis. My doctor prescribed a round of steroids, and the swelling soon subsided. This is just background information that leads me to say this: Yesterday was the first Sunday … Continue reading

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Singing From the Heart

Here is a cute story passed along by Barbara McKeever: As a lady in our church was singing a solo, my four-year-old grandson tugged at my sleeve. “Nana,” he said, “she can’t sing very well, can she?” Knowing the deep … Continue reading

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Same Size

At 5-foot-6, Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is one of the shortest players to ever play major league baseball. However, Altuve showed up big in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox this … Continue reading

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Bad Results

A recent cartoon of Dennis the Menace pictured the mischievous young fellow kneeing at his bedside for his nightly prayers. As usual, he had some confessing to do—“It was an honest mistake with bad results.” Some of our sins are … Continue reading

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Just Like a Real Companion

The Quobo is a new invention introduced by the Japanese company Yukai Engineering. The idea is to give a person the comforting sensation of having a cat sit on your lap, but without the mess and responsibility of having to … Continue reading

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Better Me

Country music singer Troy Gentry, age 50, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash on September 8, 2017. He and Eddie Montgomery had comprised the popular duo, Montgomery Gentry. The two had achieved quite a bit of success in the … Continue reading

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Real Love

A certain man was always telling his neighbor how much he loved the children in the neighborhood. One day this man had a new sidewalk poured in front of his house. Before the cement had hardened, some of the neighborhood … Continue reading

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