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Tell Me a Story, Grandpa

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Hear this, you elders; give ear, all inhabitants of the land! Has such a thing happened in your days, or in the days of your fathers? Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation. (Joel 1:2-3) Just when you thought… Read More »Tell Me a Story, Grandpa

Lasting Significance

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Let your work be shown to your servants,and your glorious power to their children.Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,and establish the work of our hands upon us;yes, establish the work of our hands!(Psalm 90:16-17) Good Work Contrary to popular opinion, work is not a dirty… Read More »Lasting Significance

Satisfaction Guaranteed

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Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil. Psalm 90:14-15 The hit song by the Rolling Stones,… Read More »Satisfaction Guaranteed

What’s in a NAME

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Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on your servants! (Psalm 90:13) Every morning during the school year, my mom would get up early to fix breakfast and prepare bag lunches for her nine children. My oldest brother, Tom, was in high school when I was in grade school, so… Read More »What’s in a NAME

A Rounding Error

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A Rounding Error You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!” For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream,… Read More »A Rounding Error

The Mother of All Bar Charts

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The Mother of All Bar Charts Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting your are God. (Psalm 90:1-2) Assignment: On graph paper, plot a bar graph comparing… Read More »The Mother of All Bar Charts

Biblical Math

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Biblical Math The tongue-in-cheek sentiment of this fictional letter points out a tendency that we all share. Unless we intentionally guard against it, we forget or ignore the fact that our life is coming to an end. We do not merely live our days; we spend them. At some point… Read More »Biblical Math