Faithfully yours - Sports stars I highly respect

Neil Strohschein
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As you read these words, I will be sitting in a bus en route to Minneapolis, Minnesota. My wife and I, along with a family friend, are spending this weekend watching the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays play baseball.

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Observation - September 15, 2017

Addy Oberlin
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Have you ever tried to kill a grasshopper? This week, I tried to step on one who was resting on my pathway to the house. Each time I tried to end its life the thing jumped just far enough away that I had to take another step to try it again.

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Observation - September 8, 2017

Addy Oberlin 
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The month of August is finished and a new season is starting. The children are going back to school again after a beautiful summer. Some of my grandchildren are starting or going back to college and university. Some of my great grandchildren start preschool or Kindergarten. A totally new routine is waiting them, away from home for many of them.

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The signs of nature around us

Rita Friesen
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Twas a morn that required a light jacket for the dog’s walk. I watched the sunrise, burning away the haze that hung in the lowland. All signs reinforcing the rapid approach of fall proper. The swallows had departed days ago, their favorite aerodrome silent, the paths strewn with colored leaves, and occasional pats of bear scat. Then I took note of the acorns.

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A Christian response to natural disasters

Neil Strohschein
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Kenneth Storey is a Sociology professor—he’s no dummy. So he should have guessed that the remarks he made in an August 27 post to his Twitter account would not be received well.

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