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Trials of the S.S. William S. Halsted, Part III

After enduring storms at sea, the William S. Halsted delivers its goods to Poland and faces yet more trials, as Robert Ebey reports:

December 10 – – – we visited Danzig which is about 90% destroyed…. 649 more words

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Trials of the S.S. William S. Halsted, Part II

We resume Robert Ebey’s account of the 1946 voyage of the SS. William S. Halsted, repaired and reloaded after its collision with the Esso Camden. 233 more words

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Trials of the S.S. William S. Halsted, Part I

Thank you, readers, for your patience! After a grueling month of moving, house closings, etc., I’m in and loving my new office space and am excited to be back at work! 511 more words

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How does this church continue its legacy? God said: Do something!

Just a reminder:  Every time I re-read the sermons, I find different ways of wording things.  The story of Joseph from Genesis needed fuller explanation, so I added it extemporaneously.  1,566 more words

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Extra Post: Easter Sunday service on a cattle boat

When you talk with members of the crew of the SS Rock Springs Victory who tended a load of Heifer Project cattle sent to Ethiopia in early 1947, there is one highlight they are sure to tell you about. 384 more words

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Special Post: Passing on the Gift, a speech by Peggy Reiff Miller

For those of you who might be interested, I’ve just received the video made by Heifer International staffer Lacey West of a portion of my speech given at the Heifer International Beyond Hunger event held in Manheim, Pennsylvania, October 25, 2014.  67 more words

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15th Biennial Pine Belt Quilters Convention Reveals Civility

October 3rd-5th marked the Pine Belt Quilters 15th Biennial Fiber Art & Quilt Show. Hattiesburg, Miss. Convention Center Complex housed hundreds of quilts that weekend that have competed in regional level competition. 276 more words