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Rest in Peace?

7/29/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

Rest in Peace?   Peace is a word that sounds, well, peaceful. I think of quiet places, like a dark, starry night in a remote village in Papua New Guinea (PNG), or of reading and praying in my study. It is the opposite of anxiety or even...

Our English Bible

7/22/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

Our English Bible I own or have owned many English Bibles. An inherited family Bible weighs over 13 1/2 pounds, with a copyright date of 1883 and the publisher listed as John E. Potter and Company in Philadelphia. It was passed on to me from my...

Eating Contests (and More)

7/15/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

Eating Contests (and more) Have you ever wondered how bizarre we Americans can be about food? Consider this example: The “Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest,” which is a major league eating tournament and...

Unusual July Events

7/8/20 | Encouragement | by Karl Franklin

Unusual July Events The month of July was named in honor of Julius Caesar, who was responsible for the year having 365 days—the “Julian calendar.” It has also a girl’s name and by 1900 was one of the most popular, with...