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On our grand-daughter’s second birthday, I watched with excitement as she opened each gift. A big smile would appear on her face each time a gift was put on her lap.  One gift that year was a baby doll that my wife found. As she pulled off the birthday paper, she saw it was a doll. Her eyes became...
Acts 27. Imagine it’s 60 AD. You’re with the Apostle Paul, traveling by ship across the Mediterranean Sea. No motors or electronics. Paul was en route to Rome. He had been falsely accused of serious crimes and had been held in custody awaiting trial for more than two years. Knowing that he wouldn’t...
There was a heartwarming story that a woman in Georgia posted on her Twitter account the other week which got picked up by several news outlets. It was a series of photos and comments depicting the last day of work for mail carrier Floyd Martin, who had been delivering mail on the same route for...
The United States saw the opening of a new immigration station, on Ellis Island in New York Harbor 127 years ago. During its 62-year history, 12 million people passed through its doors, making Ellis Island the most famous entry point to America. Ninety-eight percent of the people who came through...

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