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Can you Swing it?

August 01, 2002

I remember when a quarter got you a gallon of gas. A buck scored you a gallon of ice cream. And $4,107.45 paid for a new 1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL (I have my grandpa’s old car parked in my garage—the sticker price still in the glovebox).

These days, a quarter may get you enough gas to mow a putting green; a buck will land you a cone at 31 Flavors (but don’t expect any ice cream); and for four grand, let’s just say your wheels won’t be the envy of everyone at school.

Blaring Walls & Falling Trumpets?

August 01, 2002

My kindergarten/preschool students in the Sutherlin, Ore., Adventist School just got through marching around the “Walls of Jericho.”

They did it six silent times, then shouted. It’s a great Bible story we adults often regard as childish.

But as my kids marched those seven days, I began wondering what must have been going through the minds of the original marchers.