Monthly Archives: December 2015

Spurgeon’s Sermon on Isaiah 26:3

Truth is not time sensitive. Charles Spurgeon preached a sermon 130 years ago that is still fully applicable to our concerns and our needs.   This is only a short excerpt from it (the whole thing is twelve pages when printed out). A … Continue reading

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It’s all good: A Hard Freeze

Among the nuances that govern daily life in cold country during October and November is the distinction between a freeze and a hard freeze. A freeze simply means the temperature was at 32 degrees Fahrenheit for thirty minutes or an hour. … Continue reading

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Just Before Christmas – in 1941

Ten days before Christmas in 1941, Dad paid $2 for two tons of coal for the furnace. He also spent 19 cents for food – perhaps a bag of his favorite lemon drops – on his way to the coal mine south … Continue reading

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Cowboy Poems and Christmas Dawn

There is fierce language regarding any reproduction – so – Empty Saddles at Christmas speaks of cowboys off to war. I like the line describing a white Christmas that shows up at dawn.        

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“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, … Continue reading

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