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WHEN WILLIAM THORNTON goes to work in the morning, all he can see is a cross lifted against the sky as he swings around the steeple of First Methodist Church 100 feet above the petty concerns of the city. His work reminds him of the balancing act of his own life. "The spiritual aspect keeps me straight," Thornton said. "It helps me. It surely helps me."
Thornton might be a recovering drug addict or an exconvict. He may be just a skilled construction worker. Or a seminary student working a summer job. Tony Stratton has all of those kinds of people working for him, but the past doesn't matter.
"The Christian life is not about being labeled, identified, restricted," said Stratton, a third-generation steeplejack and a fourth-generation preacher who runs Inspired Heights, a steeple reconstruction company in Rockford, Illinois. "It's about living today to serve God. It's about hanging on to your lifeline."
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CONTAMINATED WATERS AND PRAYER'S PURIFYING EFFECT
THE CHRIST MAKES US FREE
A nature walk to remember
BY CHUCK HARVUOT
REMINDER FROM A LITTLE BIRD
BY MICHAEL MASTAGNI
PRAYERS FOR CONSISTENT EMPLOYMENT
BY SERENA SEID-GRAHAM
The Comforter WITH US TODAY AND FOREVER
BY MARK SWINNEY
The Comforter IN ACTION
BY JAN KEELER
The Eternal Comforter
BY KATHY FITZER
A 'Balaam' blessing
BY RONALD F. WARNCKE
PRAYER FOR POLITICS
BY FABIAN CRAIG-WILSON
Hugh Pendexter III
HARMONIOUS CHILDBIRTH THROUGH PRAYER
KATY KING MCKINNEY
SYMPTOMS OF PNEUMONIA HEALED
GROWTH HEALED THROUGH PRAYER
HEATHER ANN WILLIAMS