From the Rubble

Lessons on Bathing

Clean. People define it differently and engage in various activities to achieve it.Before running water and electricity, once a week baths with sponging off in between constituted clean. Even after these inventions, my grandparents didn't bathe every day but still...

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The Blotting

2 Corinthians 5:19 "For God was in Christ, restoring the world to himself, no longer counting men’s sins against them, but blotting them out.  This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell others." Oh no, I thought, I’ll never get this stain out.  I...

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Mind the Chickens

"Jesus replied, 'A person who has bathed all over does not need to wash, except for the feet, to be entirely clean.'" (John 13:10 NLT) Sometimes, chickens leave behind more than eggs and meat. My maternal grandmother-a residence of Vance for many years-had a dozen or...

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