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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...

The Experience of Age

8/12/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

The Experience of Age “We admire the strength of youth and respect the gray hair of age” (Proverbs 20:29) In many cultures of the world, but largely excluding our own, older people are respected and their opinions sought. On the...

August Almanacs and the Weather

8/5/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

August Almanacs and the Weather  Farmers in my neck of the woods (northeastern Pennsylvania) were familiar with the Farmer’s Almanac, which began in 1792 and contained yearly observations about weather conditions, crops, the moon...