Month: October 2016

Written On Our Hearts

Jeremiah 31:31-34 Last week-end I traveled with my mother, a couple of my sisters, our aunt, a cousin and some distant cousins to the family cemetery in west-central Wisconsin. ┬áIt’s a small cemetery with a gravel road off County H leading up a hill to it. When you go to leave you are driving down …

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From Jacob to Israel: What’s in a Name?

Genesis 32:22-31 Names often have meaning, of course. I think for instance, of my hometown. At one point in its history it was called “Hangman’s Town” — referring to a more than unfortunate incident which took place downtown early in its existence. Later, community leaders renamed it to “Rochelle” — almost on a whim. Legend …

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