Monica A. Andermann (New York, USA)
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Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions. - Ecclesiastes 7:10 (NIV)
I found myself longing for “the good old days.” My radio was regularly tuned to an oldies station, I watched old rerun episodes on TV, and I frequently griped about the large chain stores sprouting up in my neighborhood. When my usual market was replaced by a chain store, I...
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24, NRSV).
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