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Side by Side: Faith and Doubt

9/9/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

Side by Side: Faith and Doubt There are many English body part idioms that occur as doublets: for example, eye-to-eye (confrontation), face-to-face (communication), back-to-back (home runs), hand-to-hand (combat), and so on. Many show...

Covid and the Texas Summer

9/2/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

COVID-19 and the Texas Summer I grew up in the mountains of Pennsylvania and my wife, Joice, in the lake areas of Michigan. We knew what harsh winters were like, but our summers were usually mild—a time when the young men played baseball...

The Constant Invitation

8/26/20 | Encouragement | by Rebecca Edwards

The Constant Invitation For almost six months, our world has lived in a state of wait-and-see.  School in the spring, vacation plans, summer camps, and school in the fall, none of it has been easy to plan or anticipate what each week will...

What's in a Name?

8/26/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

What’s in a Name? Plenty! Think of your names—you probably have three of them: a given name, a middle name and a surname. The last was a genealogical tip of the hat to your forefathers, the middle could be as varied as the...

Viruses and Sin: An Analogy?

8/19/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

Viruses and Sin: An analogy? We are in the middle of a pandemic—a virus called COVID-19, and it has been cropping up everywhere in the world, like weeds in a lawn. However, and by analogy (metaphor, simile as well), SIN is like the virus...

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