Friendships’ Benefits

No One Cared When He Died

I've officiated at many funerals and attended even more. Some home-goings draw thousands who come to say goodbye to a good friend or influential person and to express sympathy to the family. Others draw only a handful; either the deceased had no family living or very...

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Who’s Influencing Who?

"Evil people try to drag me into sin, but I am firmly anchored to your instructions." Psalm 119:61 NLTAfter a few weeks of hanging around with him, I began to wonder who was influencing who. My father had just returned to the denomination of his upbringing and had...

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A Little Leaven Goes a Long Way

I enjoy baking. I bake a lot: I bake for special occasions; I bake for my children, grandchildren, and friends.It was a day like any other day when I got a call from my daughter. She asked me if I could bake a cake for her, saying that she would need it as soon as...

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Growing Up

As an editorial in the Caledonian-Record of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, put it: "Friday night five teen-age girls at Danville High School became five young adults, and they did so with class." I thought you'd like to know the story.The Friday night in question was January...

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