Simple Faith: Hubcaps in Heaven

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My childhood happened long before personal computers—before cell phones and before satellite TV. Heck, it was the 1950’s; there were no satellites because there was no space program! Dwight Eisenhower was the president and Detroit’s ‘big three’ dominated the automotive market and everything we had was made in the good ole’ US of A. But ...

Simple Faith: I Hope to Escape my Own Orbit…

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As perhaps you already know, Juno, NASA’s space probe, has reached the outer orbit of Jupiter. Launched in 2011, NASA spokesmen report the Juno space probe is the most complex and difficult space project they’ve ever attempted. I’m not a space geek, but I am quietly excited by their/our accomplishment. The radiation, however, is so ...

Simple Faith: This New Kitchen May Cost Me Something…

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Marilyn and I have been happily married for over 47 years. Throughout our relationship, I’m the one who usually shakes things up with announcements like, “I’m thinking about starting my own business”, or “I believe we should start a new church in Lancaster”. Incredibly, as we discussed these “wild adventures”, Marilyn, after several days and ...

Simple Faith: Two Different Sons

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Marilyn and I are very proud of our two grown sons. They are close in age, only 18 months apart, yet have completely different personalities. We’re grateful they’ve maintained a wonderful camaraderie as they’ve grown into manhood. Like most siblings, they are completely unique of one another. When Jason, born with dark hair and dark ...

Simple Faith: Nine Men is Not Enough

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A modern-day parable… There was once an old guy named Marvin (the hero in this parable), who in his late 60’s, was terribly out of shape. Determined to recapture his youth, he followed his heart to the YMCA. Wearing faded sweatpants, a wrinkled tee shirt, and the only athletic footwear he currently owned (grass stained Adidas), ...

Simple Faith: I Remember Mom

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My mom and dad were childhood friends. And like most farm kids in rural Ohio during the 1920’s and 30’s, they never wandered too far from home, often marrying from within the neighborhood. Marvin and Carrie Mae attended the same one-room school house early on and later graduated together from Pleasantville High School. They worshipped ...