Who is First?

The Geese

“Incarnation” – n. Literally, “en-flesh-ment” (Latin carnis—”flesh”); the doctrine that the Son of God became human (John 1:14). Incarnation, in the Christian understanding, means that Christ was both God and human. – The Shaw Pocket Bible HandbookThere was once a man...

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Hard to Forget

Dana Keeton told this story in The Democratic Union of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee:The sun had just risen on a hot August day in 1944 in the small village of Plelo, in German-occupied France. The 15-year-old boy did not know why he and the other citizens of Plelo had been...

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He Paid the Debt

78-year-old Tona Herndon of Bethany, Oklahoma, was still grieving after the loss of her husband of 60 years. She was visiting her husband’s grave two weeks after he died when she became the subject of a crime. As she was getting back into her car at the cemetery, a...

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She Ain’t Heavy…

Twin sisters, Claire and Chloe Gruenke, are accustomed to doing things together. Yet the actions of these 13-year-old girls at the recent southern Illinois state track meet reveal the depth of their love for one another.The twins were both running in the 800 meter...

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Up From the Miry Clay

Keith Wishum reports: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 was no day at the beach for 28 year-old Kenny Beach of Brunswick, Georgia. Beach, whose house overlooks a marsh, went out in a small boat to search for missing parts of his floating dock. When he stepped from the boat to...

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Till Death Do We Part

Harold and Ruth knew one another as children, but they began their courtship as pen pals while Harold served in the Army during World War II. They married in 1947. Ruth would later joke: “I let him chase me until I caught him!”After their marriage, Harold became a...

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All the Strength I Need…

A little boy was spending his Saturday morning playing in his sandbox. He had with him his toy cars and trucks, his plastic pail, and a shiny, red plastic shovel. In the process of creating roads and tunnels in the soft sand, he discovered a large rock in the middle...

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