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October 3, 2016 “And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave: and the clean person shall…

Season of Harvest

September 26, 2016 Fall is officially here! Tisk, tisk, those of you who indulged in a pumpkin spice latte before September 22. Cable-knit sweaters have emerged from the backs of closets to ward off the chill of the crisp morning air. Pumpkin flavors dominate coffee shop fare. Reds, yellows, and oranges imbue flora in a…

Basking in His Presence

September 19, 2016 I sat back in my chair, basking in the fresh air. In front of me lay a full English tea service: tiny sandwiches, scones, and pastries. A dainty teacup contained my Palace Earl Grey tea, to which I gleefully added two lumps of sugar. An umbrella shaded me from the sun in…

A Teachable Spirit

September 12, 2016 For most of the country by now, schools are back in session. Back-to-school sales are over, and for families, weekday mornings are now a flustered rush to get to the big yellow bus in time, lunch in one hand and homework in the other. Students are off to learn their reading, writing,…

Whatsoever Ye Do

September 5, 2016 In the United States, we have so much to be thankful for. Opportunities abound because the achievements of American workers have made our country a strong and prosperous place to live. Labor Day is a celebrated tradition that dates back 134 years to honor our industrious citizens. As believers in Christ, we…