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One did not need to see today’s installment of horror from the Middle East to be repulsed at the repugnant savage barbaric nature of men.  Our imaginations can vividly supply the smell of gasoline and fire and the screams coming from the cage. I am...

In Acts 10:38 Peter makes a wonderful statement about Jesus.  “He went about doing good.”  We call ourselves Christians which we all know means Christ-like.  That must mean that we go about doing good.   I wish.  I can only imagine what the world would be...

Psychologists call it groupthink.  It’s a simple term aptly describing a situation when a population continues to cyclically feed on an idea reinforced by only listening to each other.  North Korea is a prime example of an entire nation closing avenues of communication that might...

While driving through town this late afternoon one would have to be blind not to see the parking lots at the local bars are packed.  I wondered how the buildings could hold all the people if there were only one person per car.  I also...

We have a new neighbor, who in an attempt to protect their new home, put up an unsightly red sign in the front yard stating they have installed Xfinity’s home security system.  The owners next door have an equally unsightly sign saying they are protected...

My woods are deeply asleep beneath winter’s heavy white cover.  There are no rabbit tracks, no sign of chipmunks or disruptions in the scape indicating an owl’s early morning breakfast.  Only a handful of oak leaves are left clinging to their summer perches. The bones...

The following is a line in the musical Camelot, “I wonder what the king is doing tonight.”  Sometimes I have a variant thought.  “I wonder what God is thinking tonight.”  Did He notice the asteroid that swept by us this past Monday?  It came within...

It’s been a busy day doing the Lord’s work.  It started snowing last evening and we are at about the two foot level now.  That makes it very difficult for the chickadees, cardinals, blue jays and others birds to stay fed.  We have had to...

I saw a really large lady win a Mini Cooper on the Price Is Right.  As she stood beside her prize I could not but think of being a little boy at the circus watching a cadre of clowns getting out of their little car.  ...

A storm is coming.  A big one.  Weather gurus are using the “blizzard” word telling us twenty to thirty inches of snow is coming for New York City and the same for central Massachusetts.  People are flocking to grocery stores and making sure their cell...