My Shadow

The Parade

Hebrews 12:1 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." NIVI had worked very hard seeking to...

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Fall Back, Not Under

Germany and its World War I Allies began the practice on April 30, 1916, as a way to conserve coal. America soon followed suit.When I was a child, I relished the extra daylight hours Daylight Savings Time provided. There was more time to play outside with my friends....

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One Who Plants a Garden

I thought for a moment "What purpose is there in planting anything new this year in my garden?"This is, as you may know, my last year here.To add to it might bring me pleasure if I am here to see it come to fullness.But there is a chance I might never see it grow.In...

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A Touch of Encouragement

Like many people, I want mine shortly after my feet hit the floor in the morning. Without it, my morning doesn’t seem to proceed as smoothly.I love coffee. I suppose I inherited my adoration from my paternal grandparents since neither of my parents were coffee...

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You Can’t Beat Art… Or Can You?

The one thing I hear from most people is that they struggle with finding their "gift" or talent.The thing is most people have many gifts but they just don't see the value in them.Right now on public square in Wilkes Barre, Pa is the Fine Arts Fiesta.It's an annual...

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Who Rekindles Your Light?

An insightful woman, who had lived through numerous dark nights and days, once taught me about getting through difficult times. "I appreciate your outlook on life," I commented to Mrs. Tucker. I was in my twenties and she was fifty years older. In the short time I...

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