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God’s Love Celebrated! Merry Christmas!

3 Dec , 2016  

GT—Volume 13 Issue 12 Christmas is Comin’, By Gum! Christmas in the Church calendar does not begin with Christmas Eve and end Christmas Day (too often with great relief!) It begins with a season called, “Advent”. This is a four-week celebration that anticipates the birth of the Christ Child. For believers, it is a time […]

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Thanksgiving for Blessings

27 Nov , 2016  

GT—Volume 13 Issue 11 Thanks For The Memories Our family bought 100 acres on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. The home was a lodge. Our main room was 20’ x 40” all in knotty pine. It had a cathedral ceiling to 20’ with 12” square beams 10’ above the floor. The chandelier was a wagon […]

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Hope in God

2 Oct , 2016  

GT—Volume 13 Issue 10 Hope for the Best Without hope life is featureless. With hope, life is in Technicolor. Hope is the expectation that there will be good things in the future. In Dante’s Inferno, emblazoned over the Gates of Hell is, “Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here”. The label indicates that there will […]

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GT—Volume 13 Issue 9

2 Sep , 2016  

Fatherhood God’s Way George Bradshaw married Jane Swift in 1930. Both sets of their parents approved of the match. Unhappily, the plans for a society wedding became overwhelming. To “simplify” matters George and Jane, much to the distress of her mother, Nanny, eloped! George and Jane quit school, got a small apartment and George began […]

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GT—Volume 13 Issue 8

5 Aug , 2016  

Rose-Colored Glasses I started a book, “What the World Needs is More Martyrs”, citing the need to stand up for Christianity and morality, despite the cost of loss of jobs and friends and in the face of judicial penalties. That was several years ago when a wedding photographer was sued for refusing to photograph a homosexual uniting […]

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GT—Volume 13 Issue 7

9 Jul , 2016  

“I Want Patience, RIGHT NOW!” There I sat looking out of the 4th grade window. It revealed a sparkling blue May sky. It was open to allow the dulcet breeze to waft in. The weather was unusually warm and superb for the Puget Sound region. But there I was stuck in a classroom for two […]

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GT—Volume 13 Issue 6

2 Jun , 2016  

Slippery Slope As a ten year old,  I went “swimming” with my two cousins. They swam, but I could not, so I waded. The lake was small, but deep. The beach as about ten feet long and about 6 feet wide until it dropped off precipitously. The water over the beach was not up to […]

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GT—Volume 13 Issue 5

1 May , 2016  

Exclusive Offer! One to a Customer! I’m sorry, but I cannot change the offer. Everyone gets one. The Scripture tells us that it is given unto man once to die; and after that the judgment. I suspect that most will want a second chance after they will have an opportunity to review their lives before […]

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GT—VOLUME 13 ISSUE 4

14 Apr , 2016  

Will You Or Won’t You? My brother was in 1st grade when I was in 8th grade. It was the only year we were in school together. One lunch recess, I had checked out a basketball and was shooting baskets alone. My first grade brother and a friend asked if they could shoot with me. […]

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GT—Volume 13 Issue 3

24 Mar , 2016  

Everyone Is A Theologian When I was a teen, I read a great deal of Science Fiction. It imbued in me the faith that mankind, given time, could accomplish anything. As I matured into college age, I morphed that concept into the theology that mankind eventually would become perfect and therefore become god. I was […]

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