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A Tale of Two Sinners

  • August 7, 2016

A Tale of Two Sinners By: Wendy Wippel It's 1893, and sons are born to two German mothers, 5000 miles apart. Henry Gerecke was born to German immigrants in Gordonsville, Missouri; Joachim von Ribbentrop drew his first breath on German soil. One wore the swastika, one the cross. Only God…

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Dry Bones Revisited

  • August 7, 2016

Dry Bones Revisited By: Wendy Wippel Dr. Ronald Glaser was an up and coming researcher thirty years ago (when I worked under him at the Ohio State University). Dr. Janice Kiecolt was too. They met; they married…a match made in Buckeye heaven. But also a match that ultimately confirmed a…

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A Coke and a Smile

  • August 7, 2016

A Coke and a Smile By: Wendy Wippel John Pemberton, Georgia pharmacist, founded the Coca-Cola Company on March 24, 1888 after concocting its signature product (which did, in fact, contain traces of cocaine) in a three-legged pot in his backyard. Pemberton claimed it cured diseases. Doubtful. But it did play…

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The Offensive Cross

  • August 7, 2016

The Offensive Cross By: Wendy Wippel Remember that hymn, the Old Rugged Cross? Millions of Christians have sung that song since it was written in 1913, and when we sang "I love that old cross, I'll cherish the cross, I cling to the cross", we meant it. But that was…

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Jack of Hearts

  • August 7, 2016

Jack of Hearts By Wendy Wippel For most of human history (without antibiotics and sketchy sanitation) death has been an ever-present reality. But not today. Today it takes us by surprise, even though the Bible tells us, "it is appointed for man to die". (Hebrews 9:27) By His grace, however,…

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Daniel, Bothered and Bewildered

  • August 7, 2016

Daniel, Bothered and Bewildered By Wendy Wippel You gotta love Daniel, a guy that interpreted Nebuchadnezzar's dream without hearing it, became Grand Poobah of the Magi, read the writing on the wall, and slept with the lions but still lived to tell about it! But when do I love him…

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A Tale of Two Sisters

  • August 3, 2016

A Tale of Two Sisters A Farewell to Selma and Patty Witnessing Tools Tuesday, August 02, 2016 By Wendy Wippel Remember Selma and Patty from the long-running TV show, The Simpsons? Bart Simpson's ill-tempered, chain-smoking spinster aunts (on his mother’s side?). I have my own Patty and Selma (my husband,…

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