Winter is a time of rest for the landscape. Many types of trees lose their leaves, flowers no longer bloom (or even die back), and the grass becomes brown and brittle. That seems like a good ...

Who we are affects how the world appears to us. Take a family on the way to Disney World. The children see stars and sparkles. The parents? The lines for the rides, the cost of the tickets, and ...

When someone throws a party and sets out a good spread, we know exactly what we’re saying. There’s food aplenty. More than enough. No one will go away hungry unless they refuse to eat. The ...

A deck of cards is an interesting setup. Lots of numbers. Pictures of royalty. Jokers, too. Then there are four suits. Diamonds. Clubs. Spades. Hearts. Finally, we have our ace, different from ...

Bills were once called silver certificates. We could take the bill to the bank and receive silver in exchange. One 1934 bill with a face value of $10,000 is stamped on the front with the words ...

There is some confusion about why God doesn’t step in and solve all our problems. “You have the power, God,” we cry. “Get to it. Wipe our troubles from the board so we can get on with ...

Free is outstanding. When we see free added to a sign, we want to shop. Even if we must pay for one item to get another free, it’s a deal we can’t pass up. That’s Jesus’ sacrifice on the ...

Become a preacher? Who would want to do that? We remember the PKs (preacher’s kids) we grew up with. They were the most tormented people around. Adults had outlandishly high expectations of ...

Industrial farmers have it easy. Okay, perhaps not easy, but they can certainly plow and harvest in comfort. Modern farming machines are air conditioned, have stereos, and come with spring-loaded ...

The holiday season is about gifts. That seems materialistic, but we must look beyond the superficial. All those gifts we see bandied about have a deeper meaning. It’s about anticipation (from ...

How does God do his will on the Earth? Through us, his children. We are his hands, his feet, and his mouth. How we treat people around us is how God is seen by the unbeliever. We are God’s ...

Electricity has changed the fabric of our world. If you don’t understand that statement, have the electricity go off for a day . . . or two. Ice storms often take down power ...

December quickly rolls around on the calendar, and holiday lights begin to sparkle on the streets. How early can the Season begin? On October 14 of 2018, in Great Falls, Iowa, the grass was ...
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