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Long ago in a far away place I was the pastor of a very warm and friendly church.  So you can imagine my uneasy reaction when a couple complained to me about the church being cold and uncaring.  I didn't know how to respond.  I...

While getting out of my car today at Taco Bell I spotted four copper pennies amidst the ice and slush that covered the parking lot.   When I was a boy I would have been thrilled to no end over such good fortune.  Four pennies would...

At two this afternoon a student came into my office and apologized for missing class.  It seems that he overslept.  The remarkable thing about this is the class started at 11:30.  He told me he didn't awaken until a classmate called him after class.   That...

I think it all started one afternoon when I was listening to a Christian music station and realized a lot of Christian music is just plain old romantic songs with Jesus name being substituted for Barry or Jane or Keisha.  So just for fun when...

For twenty minutes this afternoon my barber and I had an eye to eye conversation while never looking at each other.   The entire conversation was conducted with both of us looking in the mirror.  I suddenly realized this was the way we always have spoken...

Darkness is the absence of light.  Cold is the absence of heat.  Please note darkness and cold are nothing.  The logic here wants me to then say evil is the absence of good.  To a degree that is correct.  It is evil for good people...

It has been my observation that emails are much more hazardous to our welfare than snail-mail or face to face communication.   When we write a letter for the postman to deliver usually some time passes before we get it in the mailbox.  It lies on...

One of my all time favorite cartoon strips is Calvin and Hobbes, the continuing saga of a little boy and his stuffed tiger.  One of my all time favorite episodes shows Calvin telling Hobbes that he, Calvin, wishes for some really stupendous things.  Hobbes responds...

He looked like he was about seven years old.   He was a very nice looking little boy.  When I first saw him he was walking beside the wall in the hall of his elementary school with his white stick tapping the way.  I was amazed...

At a busy intersection in a small city north of us is a billboard that reads, "Are you losing your home?  Nothing is worse than doing nothing." There is also a phone number for people to call.  It is a stark reminder of the hard...