Author: Bill Rogers

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Old School Love

Growing up, I remember the summer tradition of going to church camp. I had changed from First Presbyterian Church to First Baptist Church in Milledgeville, Ga at age 13, so I had experienced how each denomination conducted their youth camps. There wasn’t much of a difference except at the Presbyterian one, there was always a dance on […]

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I Still Miss Them

I Still Miss Them Suicide has affected my life. From Jose, my friend in junior high, my mentor who helped prepare me for my transition to living overseas as a missionary, to the grandmother that I never knew, I have known several individuals who influenced my life and who eventually decided to take their own […]

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Our Favorite Christmas Poem

“The Christmas Guest” was written by Mel Torme; Robert Wells. It happened one day near December’s end Two neighbors called on an old friend And they found his shop so meager and lean Made gay with thousand bows of green And Conrad was sitting with face a-shine When he suddenly stopped as he stitched a […]

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Christmas Traditions Old & New …

When I think of Christmas traditions, one of my favorites is when the boys join me in helping me make our homemade Christmas Peanut Butter each year. However what we experienced recently may have even trumped our peanut butter.       This past Sunday, some friends from our church joined with us as we […]

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The Five Kernels of Corn Tradition

When we worked with high school students in Romania, one of our favorite times of the year was introducing them to our Thanksgiving holiday tradition. We spoke in various high school English courses about the historical and spiritual roots of Thanksgiving. We also had a drawing in each class and chose one student to celebrate […]