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A Case For Being Vaccinated

The wedding was planned for Sept. 18, and the groom had waited six years to marry his bride. The bride's father was reluctant to give his daughter in marriage to a young man who he felt would not provide his daughter with the type of living which she had been used to. The young man was in love and tried first one job and then another. He…

Are We Ready To Accept Afghans In Our Town?

The last figure we saw was over 65,000 Afghans were being flown out of Afghanistan to somewhere; however, it did not say where. Are we willing to have some of them live in our town? Many of us are Christian, God-fearing people. The right thing to do is to welcome them into our community and our homes. After all, they were there for the…

What Happens When Your Well Goes Dry?

This is the first time in my life I have had to depend on a well for my water, and I have been seriously thinking of letting my lawn go dry. However, it would be the only lawn on the whole block which would be dry. Then as fate would have it, the Saturday of July 4th weekend, I woke up, and there was no water. The well had gone dry. At…

Paradise, California On The Comeback

Paradise, California is like a moonscape. It has been more than two and half years since the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history — the Camp Fire. The blaze was also the most expensive natural disaster in the world in 2018 in terms of insured losses. Today, there are some new homes being built on what were once…

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