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    Opening Up the Economy

    This week’s blog is short, because even though the Internet is back on in my apartment complex, the router is unstable and suffers from frequent disruptions of service. This happened last week and the last two paragraphs of the blog didn’t post. Then service went out altogether. Much of the US and Europe is opening up from the lock down. Too soon for safety, I think. However, there are economic factors to consider. The economy cannot remain shut down for much longer. Already some large department stores that were suffering financially before the pandemic have now filed for bankruptcy. And, many small local businesses have new signs in the windows…

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    A Tribute to Mothers

    Today is Mother’s Day. It’s celebrated on the second Sunday of May each year. Anna Jarvis started Mother’s Day in 1905, and it was first celebrated at the St. Andrews Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, in 1908 which is the year Anna Jarvis died. The U.S. Congress denied making the holiday official in 1911, but within several years all states held celebrations and a few made Mother’s Day an official state holiday. Mothers are often mentioned in the Bible. Eve was the first mother of course, though Genesis talks around the issue of Eve’s motherhood. The most prominent mother in the Bible is Mary the mother of Jesus. It’s…

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    What is Your Legacy?

    Most pastors, evangelists, and Christian teachers talk about converting the unsaved to Christ, or how a person who is a Christian should live their life. Some speak to witnessing and evangelism. These are all excellent and valid topics that need emphasizing and explaining. The one topic I don’t hear or see Christian leaders expounding on is the Christian’s legacy, what he or she is going to leave behind them when they go on to meet Jesus in heaven. Much secular attention is paid to having a good will so that what worldly possessions one has accumulated will be distributed among relatives and friends according to the wishes of the deceased.…