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Where Do You Pitch Your Tent?

“… and Lot pitched his tent toward Sodom. But the men of Sodom were wicked and sin­ners before the LORD exceedingly” – Gen. 13: 12, 13 It was truly a sad departure on the part of Lot. He separated himself, his house and all his servants and flocks and herds from Abram in the land […]

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The Firsty Epistle of Gramps to Jack and Jill

Dear Jack and Jill, In this crazy, mixed-up world in which you kids are expected to grow up into mature, decision-making citizens, future fathers and mothers, feet-on-the-ground politicians and statesmen, preachers, teachers, law­yers, doctors, merchants and chiefs, it seemed good to me to write you this letter. I am no wiser than any other old […]

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The End of Thirteen Years

A segment of 13 years of our lives is swiftly coming to a close. A time in which for 180 days out of each one of those 13 years we have attended kindergarten, grade school, junior high, and high school. In this time we have learned the basics of many things. We have learned the […]

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Such a Worm as I

Harry lay lazily on the outer edge of the sidewalk soaking up the dim warmth of the early morning sunshine. The dew gleamed in mirrored crystals on the thickly vegetated grass; Harry caught a glimpse of himself in one of the luminous beads and smiled with a trace of smugness. Harry had it made. For […]

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Steps

Slow, syncopated, stumbling ones By tiny tot with tremulous pace; In youthful strides, long, lusty ones Rough, ruthless in their frenzied race… Unto old age.   In days of sunshine, buoyant ones, When blithe our mood and bright our gait; Through days of pensive, ponderous ones. When sore we feel some sorrow’s weight… Until they […]

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Mr. Fearing

In singleness of heart. Fearing God. — Paul That man is blest who Fearing God… (David). He was, originally, from the town of Stupidity, and many of his great concern­ments were stupid fears. He was always afraid he would never make it to where he planned to go. It took him a whole month to […]

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Hypocrites

Friday: Went to a movie; checked out a new bar; not enough action, went home. Saturday: Picked up a chick at the Grotto; went to a party and got bombed. Sunday: Crashed till noon; went to Young People’s Society, presented an after-recess program entitled “Living up to Our Christian Calling.” The above could be a […]

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Graduation

In 1970, the word ‘graduation’ meant to me the end, the end of all the fun and excitement I was just beginning to have as a student. Fun? Excitement? Yes, that is exactly what I was beginning to have. With most of my more difficult courses satisfactorily accomplish­ed, my curriculum ahead as a senior was […]

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