America’s Imports and Exports

We have just come through 4th of July weekend. Here in our little neck of the woods (Mifflin County, PA) it was neat to see plenty of people proud to be American. Saturday night, I wondered if the neighbors would ever stop shooting off fireworks! As you know, it is quite popular to “hate” on America […]

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What You Gain in Salvation

Three and a half years ago my wife and I bought our first house. This was a big step for us, but after watching countless episodes of HGTV, we thought we were well prepared. However, there were a few surprises, one of them being all the “extras” that we didn’t plan on acquiring. Let me […]

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Forward Ever, Backward Never

When I was in Africa last month, I learned a lot about the history of Ghana. One of the most fascinating aspects was learning about Ghana’s first President Kwame Nkrumah. His presidency ended suddenly in 1966 when he was overthrown by a military coup when he was out of the country. It has even been […]

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Our Citizenship is in Heaven

This past May we were in Ohio visiting family and decided to take a little day trip up to Put-in-Bay, which is an island in Lake Erie. We had a super day, doing all kinds of fun stuff and enjoying some good food along the way. Near the end of the day, I decided to […]

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“Just Living the Dream”

When we lived in New York State, I think we had the best garbage guys ever. They were a ragtag crew of two, operating in an old, way past its prime, shouldn’t be on the road, kind of garbage truck. On our garbage day (Thursday if I remember correct) we never knew what time they […]

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Christ’s Heavenly Session

Our twin daughters love “baby Jesus.” Before Christmas, we went to a parade in our community and one of the girls said, “I don’t want to see Santa Claus, I just want to see baby Jesus!” As Christian parents, Steph and I are glad for this, however, we have also tried to explain to our […]

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What People Believe About Hell

According to a recent poll (June 6, 2013), “56 percent of Americans surveyed believe in the devil, 53 percent believe in hell and 43 percent believe in hell as “a place of suffering and punishment where people go after they die”. Some might think these numbers are low, but it is quite remarkable that more […]

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Living With Eternity in Mind

What if you knew you only had a short time to live? When my grandpa was dying many years ago, my family gathered around his bedside where he gave each of us some parting words.  He told us the things he felt were most important for us to know and do.   I will never forget grandpa telling me […]

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