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Children’s letters to God

Here’s a touching and at times humorous sampling of letters from youngsters all over America that have been collected by psychologist and Presbyterian Sunday School teacher Marsha Grekato, who’s putting the finishing touches on her book, Why Children Write Letters to God - and What They Want from Him.Read More...
December 01, 2006 at 11:51 am
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How children were taught to love God 150 years ago

Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission. Easy lessons for the Little Ones at Home, circa 1855, digitized by Michigan State University.Read More...
December 01, 2006 at 11:37 am
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How children were taught to love God 150 years ago

Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission. Easy lessons for the Little Ones at Home, circa 1855, digitized by Michigan State University.Read More...
November 29, 2006 at 12:55 pm
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A question of faith

This week’s question: My doctor has just told me I have incurable cancer and just three months to live. I've never been a church-goer and never thought all that much about God. But I sure am now. What should I do to make sure I go to Heaven when I die? Do you have a special prayer that would help me?Read More...
November 29, 2006 at 12:53 pm
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Pope’s healing miracles more numerous than once thought

A RIVETING new book presents evidence of what appears to have been dramatic and in some cases stunning healings linked to the late John Paul II - miracles far more extensive than previously reported and in many instances occurring while the pontiff was still alive.Read More...
November 29, 2006 at 12:50 pm
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A question of faith

This week’s question: As a Christian, am I supposed to be a missionary for Christ or should I leave preaching to the preachers? I count among my friends a Hindu and also several Jews and even an atheist, none of whom accept Jesus as the Messiah. Sometimes we talk about religion, but I prefer not to because I don't know what to say. What should I do?Read More...
November 16, 2006 at 4:12 pm
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How children were taught to love God 150 years ago - in 1855

Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission. Easy lessons for the Little Ones at Home, circa 1855, digitized by Michigan State University.Read More...
November 16, 2006 at 4:09 pm
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What married women want

Sociologists Steven Nock and W. Bradford Wilcox of the University of Virginia have presented a new study on what makes women happy based on the findings of the National Survey of Families and Households.Read More...
November 16, 2006 at 4:07 pm
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How children were taught to love God in 1855

Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission. Easy Lessons for the Little Ones at Home, circa 1855, digitized by Michigan State University.Read More...
November 08, 2006 at 4:13 pm
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A question of faith

This week’s question: As religious person I want to help my fellow man whenever I can, but I don't know how to react to when panhandlers approach me for money. Some of these people appear to be dangerous and possibly on drugs. What's a Christian to do?Read More...
November 08, 2006 at 4:09 pm
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Christian romance novels help women keep the spirit

CHRISTIAN romance novels featuring not-so-steamy love affairs between men and women of faith make for some good reading that inspires readers to pray and study the Bible more, says an expert.Read More...
November 08, 2006 at 4:04 pm
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How children were taught to love God in 1855

CHAPTER IV. THE BIBLE.

MY DEAR CHILD - Can you see God? No; you cannot see him. No one in this world can see him, though he can see us all the time. He looks at us, and sees all we do; he hears all we say, and he knows every thing which we think about or wish, even if we do not tell it to any body.

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November 01, 2006 at 3:42 pm
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Healing foods of the Holy Bible

THE Holy Bible pointedly refers to dozens of healthful foods that you might want to consider adding to your diet as part of an overall wellness plan.

And here you’ll find 10 of them as referenced in "Hertel’s New Standard Bible" - an 82-year-old "classic" that was published in 1924 and has been passed down through my family for generations.Read More...
November 01, 2006 at 3:40 pm
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How children were taught to love God in 1855

MY DEAR CHILD - I wish to tell you some things about yourself. Do you remember who made you? God. Yes, God made you, and put you in this beautiful world to live. God made your body and your soul.Read More...
October 25, 2006 at 3:33 pm
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How children were taught to love God in 1855

EDITOR’S NOTE: Back in the good ol’ days parents taught their children to love God and nobody made fun of them for doing it. Here, in Part 2 of an exclusive 12-part series, the St. Charles Herald-Guide reprints with permission another chapter from “Easy Lessons for the Little Ones at Home,” originally published by the American Tract Society in 1855, and more recently preserved and digitized by the Michigan State University Libraries. So sit back, relax and feel the power of faith of a day gone by.


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October 23, 2006 at 5:20 pm
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Billy Graham's End-Times Prophecies

That’s the word from famed evangelist Dr. Billy Graham, who declines to give an exact date for the end but flatly states:

"I have heard the distant sound of hoofbeats and seen the evil riders on the horizon of our lives.Read More...
October 23, 2006 at 5:17 pm
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