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I was surprised today to hear someone use the phrase “on the up and up” to mean the revenues of a company were increasing. All my life I thought “on the up and up” meant something was “above board,” “honest,” “legal,” or “trustworthy.”...

Being on a college campus each day is delightful, not only because I have a captive audience that has to listen to my views, but because I get to listen in on students who know everything. Just today I sat quietly listening to two...

It was a beautiful silk red tie covered with black labs. I don’t usually buy neckties. I wait for someone to give them to me but this one really spoke to me. I just had to have it. Today I wore...

Not long ago I became extremely frustrated with a colleague who I thought was being extremely narrow minded and reaching way beyond his authority. When I confronted him I shocked myself by saying something to him about him. It was not something I...

While walking in my yard last evening, noisily pushing and crunching fallen oak leaves with my well worn tennis shoes, I was basking in the moon created shadows when suddenly, just for a moment, a chilling cold wind moved across my face. It was...

I should have known not to eat a peanut butter and pickle sandwich just after putting on a clean pair of khakis. It’s the dog. There is no way I can sneak a sandwich. As soon as I open the peanut butter...

In 1977 NASA launched Voyager 1 on a five-year mission. Just now, 26 years later Voyager has reached the outer limit of our Solar System. Part of its cargo is a golden record with a greeting to any extra-terrestrial who might intercept...

It is fascinating that one can diligently search the entire Old Testament and never once find anyone addressing God as “Father” yet Jesus urges us to do so. Jesus said, “When you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut the door, pray...

When I was a little boy I used to try to figure out which sin was the worst. Surely it seemed that killing someone was worst than stealing something and stealing something was worse then telling a lie. In my little boy mind...

“And they clothed Jesus with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, and began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing...