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Maybe I am being less sophisticated as I near my three score and ten but events of these last few days have really impressed me.  I was duly impressed that there were 135 tornados in less than 24 hours in the Midwest. Eighteen elite runners...

I know I am going to regret sharing this story with you but what would life be without suspense.  I received an email from my sister telling me she couldn’t call me because her phone wasn’t working.  Today I heard the rest of the story...

This past weekend my granddaughter was off from college and spent the weekend with her two old grateful grandparents.  Saturday evening we went for a walk.  The weather was truly delightful.  My granddaughter commented on how strong the dog looked and how hard could she...

Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt.  Student loans have filled me with mixed feelings through the years.  While it has opened the education door for many who otherwise couldn’t attend college, it has also burdened graduates with mortgage size debts before they ever...

All over the nation 18-year-olds hold their breath as they anxiously open mailboxes.  Is there a skinny envelope or a fat one from the university of their choice?  Skinny means you’re out.  Don’t bother opening the envelope.  Fat means you’re in and there are lots...

After beginning a class today by reading from Luke 14, one of my astute students asked, “How can salt lose its saltiness?”  That’s a good question in the twenty first century when the salt we think of comes in a Morton’s Box.  That stuff could...

My wife just asked me if today she told me she loved me.  Let’s see. I had clean clothes to put on this morning.  Breakfast was ready for me when I came downstairs.  She drove me to a doctor’s appointment and sat with me for...

Decades ago when I took flight training I learned that flight traffic controllers respond back to pilots at the same speech pace the pilot used upon initiating contact.  If I called in with the N number of my plane and spoke rapidly they would rapidly...

Have you ever wondered if you had been zapped by some atomic ray that made your car invisible?  I just had one of those evenings.  Three times on the way home cars pulled right out in front of me forcing me to come to a...

In John 14 Jesus said, “Whatever you ask in my name it will be given to you.” If this were so all of us would be riding around in luxury cars, living in luxury homes, eating killer diets and not needing health care insurance.  But...