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WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Fish Creek beach. • A little like heaven. • Tragedy at Independence, Kansas. • The process of pain. • Any good purpose for the trials of life?

Fish Creek, Wisconsin is a tiny village pregnant with tourists in Door County – a finger of land that sticks out into Lake Michigan about a hundred miles north of Chicago.

FISH CREEK BEACH. I’m typing up my thoughts on my deck at 3 pm. Across the road is a beach. It’s not a man’s beach like in Australia with enormous waves crashing on miles of golden sand, and tanned surfer-hunks on the watch for rip tides.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A hippie doctor called Brilliant. • What he learned in an ashram in India. • From an ashram to combating smallpox. • The eradication of smallpox forever.

A DOCTOR CALLED BRILLIANT. I awoke last Saturday to hear on the radio a doctor being interviewed on the New Dimensions program on NPR. He had written a memoir called “Sometimes Brilliant”, and I thought What an ego! But they explained that his last name was Brilliant, and that he had been a hippie in San Francisco. My next thought was Can anything good come out of the Haight-Asbury hippie movement?… More

IN THIS ISSUE ABOUT LIFE CROSSROADS: • A wonderful verse from the Old Testament which I just discovered. • What the verse means practically. • How Jesus used it and applied it. • Takeaways.

A WONDERFUL BIBLE VERSE I NEVER KNEW ABOUT Thus says the Lord, Stand by the roads and look, and ask for the eternal paths, where is the good, old way. Then walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. [Book of Jeremiah, chapter 6].

Old Testament prophets, such as Jeremiah who lived about 600 BC which is 2,600 years ago, often interpreted to the Israelites what God wanted to say, and this is one example.… More

In 1987 Michael Morton murdered his wife Chris in front of their young child, and was jailed for 25 years. Except that he didn’t do it. This disturbing story was the subject of an excellent CNN Film shown this week on national television, called “An Unreal Dream”.

In brief: • It was in Georgetown, Texas the wife was bludgeoned to death in her bed and in front of her three-year-old child after Michael had gone to work. • A blood-stained bandana was found in the backyard.

• The day before was Michael’s birthday and the family went out to eat. Later they agreed to have sex, but Chris fell asleep before this happened.… More

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