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Foolishness

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What we don’t know can kill us, and that’s why we need help from God, who knows all things. Confident he could fix anything, an intelligent handyman crawled under the...

Rejoice

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As a kid, I thought the circus animals were interesting, but the clowns were delightful. They did funny, unexpected things, and they always wore a smile. Clearly, clowns were made...

Indescribable

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Matt listened intently while Miss Julia waved her arms as if she had visited the world she described. “Adam saw the animals,” she said, “and gave them names. In the...

Drive Carefully

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The forecast called for temperatures in the mid-twenties and freezing rain. Most people would be smart enough to stay home. “Drive carefully. The life you save may be your own.”...

Something Fishy

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Before I started kindergarten, I was taught how to use a knife. While my friends were using blunt-nose scissors, I had a sharp pocket knife that could whittle a stick...

Dead Man Calling

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Graduating high school seniors remember very few events earlier than ten years ago. They can’t imagine what life would be like without cell phones and video games. I’m old enough...

Cowboy Paraphrase

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As It Might Have Happened in the Old West By Frank Ball For many families, reading the nativity story at Christmas is a family tradition. Here’s how it might be...

Charlie Brown

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In the 1960s, we loved the Peanuts characters. Charlie Brown had a memorable Christmas, Lucy played on Charlie’s baseball team, and Linus always had his blanket. As a pilot, Snoopy had numerous airfield battles with the Red Baron. But other important people have been named Charlie Brown.

Miss Muffet’s Surprise

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“Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey. Along came a spider who sat down beside her and frightened Miss Muffet away.”

The Finish Line

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Fables are told so often, I’m sure you’ve heard this story. But in the process of retelling it countless times, the details aren’t always the same. You may have heard...