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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...

My tanks were full as I lifted off from the Redlands airport.  I had more than enough fuel to carry me home to Pacific Union College.  But something strange happened after crossing the Mohave Desert.  I was a comfortable three thousand feet above the Tehachapi...

I have no idea why I thought of Margaret just now.  I haven’t seen Margaret since fourth grade.  She was taller than the rest of us and sat in the back left hand corner.  Every day Margaret wore the same faded simple cotton dress.  Perhaps...

Dagwood Bumstead and I have a common interest in life.  We love naps.  Also like his dog Daisy who comes and awakens him, I can be completely unconscious on the couch when I feel hot breath enveloping my space. I have learned not to open...

It was the worst possible day in the history of the universe.  The Creator Himself was being crushed by the work of His hands.  Finally, “Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘"Father, into your hands I commit my spirit."’ When he had said this,...