Monthly Archives: July 2012

Raw Power

A steam locomotive is the picture of raw power.  The way they spouted smoke and steam, hissing and chugging as though they were living creatures, they have been the things of legend and romance for a century and a half. … Continue reading

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Humble Beginnings

There is nothing remarkable about this old house; it’s a typical “working man’s” home of the mid 19th century.  It has three rooms, a kitchen and parlor and a single bedroom.  The house isn’t located in a glamorous location, in … Continue reading

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Sunday Class Notes: July 29

Jesus Prays   Today’s Text               John 17 Introduction   This is the longest recorded prayer of Jesus in the entire New Testament.  Jesus is clearly one who prays a great deal, and we can gain a great deal of insight … Continue reading

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Are we moving forward in life?

I took these photos the other day when we had to stop at a railroad crossing… I’ve always been fascinated by trains!  I jumped out of the car and started snapping pictures and here are four of them. When you … Continue reading

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Another Tree

A ways back I posted about what we can learn from a tree; well here’s another one.  I snapped this scene about six weeks ago, when the grass was still green in Illinois.  This tree grabbed my attention because it … Continue reading

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A Long Hot Summer

I love hot weather, in fact I love to annoy the people around me by calling it “nice and warm” when they are complaining about how they are about to die  from it… The last few summers have been unusually cool … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

The Red Oak was a restaurant located in rural Illinois, from what I’ve been told it was a real nice place; good food and service and all the rest.  When I stopped by it was closed up and the locals … Continue reading

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