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One of the smartest things I ever did was to marry someone who is much smarter than I.  That pretty much guaranteed my children would be smarter than I.  I truly do not mind being the dumbest person in the room.  I can come to...

The bumper sticker read, “Freedom Isn’t Free.”  I think it refers to our Flanders Fields and Arlingtons.  However, there is yet another meaning to that bumper sticker – the tyranny of freedom.  Freedom isn’t free. It comes with responsibility.  Freedom means if we are adults...

Our good news is my blood cooperated in the University of Penn labs and so I will be white mouse number nine in a research study that so far has had a 100% remission rate for those with my type of leukemia.  When I mention...

I paid $3.29 cents for gas today.  The price of gas is mysterious but I am told it is connected to the old law of supply and demand.  If that is the case you can thank me for the price reduction. It is because of...

After ten years of accumulated stuff it became obvious that the garage was in serious need of attention.  It is amazing how stuff accumulates.  It makes one want to believe in spontaneous generation.  It seems as though at night when there is no moon stuff...

AT&T once ran one of their best ever commercials.  City streets were filled with children's art.  The background music was Pure Imagination sung by Gene Wilder from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.   The words are designed to spur creative thought. Ephesians 3:20 says, "Now unto...

It was a warm summer evening at the local elementary school graduation.  Proud grandpa was getting awfully warm.  Shedding his navy blue blazer and loosening his tie, he concentrated on getting the best photograph he could of his granddaughter shaking hands with the principal.  After...

Surely there has not been a more decent, honest and honorable man who was President of the United States than Jimmy Carter.  Without a doubt he has had the most successful post-presidency of any man who ever lived in the White House.  His foundation has...

While getting back into the driver’s seat I was muttering about paying $80.00 for the gas I just put in my very thirsty car.  I don’t know if my wife was trying to make me feel better or worse as she reminded me of an...

Today we are far removed from the contested battles over what letters should be included in the New Testament canon.  We open our Bibles and give little thought that the book of James was contested not just for centuries but for over a millennium.  It...