No Expiration Date

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We’ve all seen them, those little dates printed on the milk jug cap or in small print on the package of bread. That fresh milk taste or the delicious flavor of good bread has a time limit. Enjoy it before that little date, or run the risk of sour milk and dry bread. All great foods go bad at some …

Are you afraid of the dark?

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Lots of people are afraid of the dark. Why is that? Why are we afraid of the dark? Some people think that when we can’t see what is around us, we begin to imagine all kinds of scary things that might be out there. Plus, if something really was there, we wouldn’t be able to see it. But there is …

John Miller tells his story

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Ours was a typical Amish family. When I was 16 years old I started what the Amish call, “Rumschpringah.” Usually this consists of spending time with a group of your peers and being involved in their activities. My friends and I did many things against the church rules and against our parents’ wishes. Later, I made a commitment to God …

Like Sheep?

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Are sheep sheepish? Are they stupid? Top marks if you answered no to both of these questions. Sheep are remarkable creatures – and we human beings are very much like them, as you’ll learn from the Bible. All in together! Sheep like to be together. The Bible pictures a shepherd with his flock gathered around him. The sheep know his …

Harvest Time

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While working as an agricultural mechanic, I enjoyed watching the changes brought by the maturing of crops in the fields. Once the ground started warming in the spring, the farmer’s thoughts would turn to planting seeds in the fields. Often, when there were problems with the seeding equipment, the urgency to get it repaired was fairly low. As long as …

A Long Path to Freedom

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Carol Ridgley was in bondage. She had married at age 17 and before she had reached age 20, she had two children and was addicted to drugs. Her addiction was stronger than her love for her husband and children, so she left them to live as a drug addict with a man who promised to meet her needs. That meant …

The Wrong Hiding Place

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It happened in Florida. A young man and his partner-in-crime planned a night of mischief, crime and burglaries. He had shared his intentions, of breaking into a number of homes in the bay area, with his girlfriend earlier in the evening. Neighbours spotted two suspicious men behind their homes and called the emergency services. Police, a service dog and a …

You are sensible

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It’s late afternoon when you hear the doorbell ring. A glance through the window in the front door sends a surge of adrenalin through your whole body, sweat breaks out on your forehead and your pulse jumps involuntarily. You saw his picture all over the news. The tattoos match, the car behind him running in the driveway matches, and the …

You’ve got mail – a message from space

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Have you ever sent an e-mail to another planet? Or have you perhaps text-messaged someone in the next galaxy? Sound odd? Well, that’s what a group of astronomers have been attempting to do for more than 40 years! Their idea first took to the sky in 1973. In that year, the Pioneer 10 space probe made history. It became the …