443) “She Had God”

         Dorothy Day (1897-1980) was a journalist and social activist.  Her parents rarely attended church, but Dorothy became active in an Episcopal church when she was a…

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442) “I Have Sinned”

By John Stonestreet, June 24, 2014, at:  www.breakpoint.org Adriaan Vlok (1937- )        Between 1986 and 1991, Adriaan Vlok served as South Africa’s Apartheid-era Minister of Law &…

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441) The Martyrdom of Eleazar

From:  II Maccabees (Apocrypha), chapter 6      In this chapter King Antiochus is persecuting the Jews in Jerusalem, commanding them to forsake their faith, or face torture and death.  An…

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440) What’s New?

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again;     there is nothing new under the sun.  --Ecclesiastes 1:9 ------------------------------------------ I have believed myself restating ancient and…

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439) False Security

By Johann Gerhard (1582-1637), a German Lutheran pastor and professor of theology.  He wrote dozens of books, including Sacred Meditations, a collection of 51 meditations published in 1606.  This piece was…

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437) Samuel Johnson on Growing Old

  Samuel Johnson  (1709-1784) ------------------------ We entangle ourselves in business and immerse ourselves in luxury,... until the darkness of old age begins to invade us, and disease and anxiety obstruct our way.…

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436) An Illegal Hymn

   Thomas Ken (1637-1711)     One of the best known of all hymn verses is what is often called the Doxology, written in 1674 by Englishman Thomas Ken:  …

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