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Friday; February 16

I enjoy reading American history because it reminds me of how far we have come.  No, we have not achieved an utopian status, but a look back in time can help us recall our progress.  Even before becoming a nation our forefathers dealt with issues such as the Salem Witch trials of the 17th Century.  Then came the 18th Century and – even though we won our independence from the British – not all of our nation’s residents were considered citizens.  The 19th Century featured slavery,  an uncivil war, and the first in a series of presidential assassinations.  It wasn’t until the 20th Century that women were given the constitutional right to vote ... and even those years brought social and political unrest.  As we enter the 21st Century we haven’t resolved all of the problems facing humanity, but we are further along than where we have been. Interestingly, a similar rationale is why I enjoy reading the Bible.  I think there is a lot to learn about the relationship we can have with God by read…