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Sleeping on Gold

Have you ever heard of the Treaty of Tordesillas? If you have, you probably know that it is one of, if not the one, worst land deals of all time between two countries. This treaty also inaugurated the stark cultural differences between Brazil and the rest of South America.  In 1494, two years after Christopher …

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Memory Problems

“Memory is the scribe of the soul” ~ Aristotle Memory.  What comes to mind when you hear the word? Possibly, an unforgettable vacation? For some, it is the moment they and their spouse said, “I do.” For others, this word could carry a sadder weight as you remember the death of a loved one. For …

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I Knew Not

Daniel Webster Whittle (1840-1901) was a Gospel song lyricist, evangelist, and Bible teacher. He marched with Sherman and was wounded at the Battle of Vicksburg. He mostly wrote under the pseudonym “El Nathan.” He was widely known for the hymn, “moment by moment” and today’s topic “I know whom I have believed.” It is wonderful …

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Like a Boss

Like a Boss. What comes to mind when you read these words?  For me, it brings back memories of the late 2000’s and early 2010’s when the “Like a Boss” trend was in full swing.  From the depths, merchandise and entertainment was defined by these three words. There was the #likeaboss, the “Like a Boss” …

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Cold Pillow, Warm Bed

Sometimes life’s greatest comforts come only from being in life’s most uncomfortable positions.  Like being snuggled up in bed on a really cold day.  There is no sensation like it.  Our focus on the cold (Cold being an absence of heat), makes us appreciate the heat all the more.  Spiritually, this is true as well. …

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