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We have some very nice neighbors who for many years we pass on our evening walks.  We stop and chat.  We know tons about them.  We know where they work and what they do.  We know about their sons and what college courses they are...

It was fifty years ago this past weekend when I first became a pastor.  My wife and I left the seminary in late August and went off for our new adventure.  Everything we owned was in a 5 by 7 foot U-Haul trailer as we...

They appeared to be in their twenties and seemed to be very enamored.  They (and I say this as tenderly as possible) appeared to be on the lower side of gifted.  Perhaps challenged is the correct word.  They were at Burger King and their hugging...

One of the greatest men who ever lived was a tradesman from Galilee.  We know very little about him.  What we do know catapults him to the apex of the Human Hall of Fame.  Heaven selected this man to be the protector, nurturer, role model,...

If you have ever owned a dog you know the “Who Me?” look after something happened in the house.  Whether it be a pie on the floor or a missing pet pigeon (that happened in our house), the only culprit possible will give you that...

The popular television show America’s Got Talent is coming to the finale.  The emcee and judges talk to the contestants about the million dollar prize and sometimes ask them how they would spend the million dollars if they should win.   At the end of the...

Thirty years ago I saw a movie that etched itself in my brain.  Sophie with her ten-year-old little boy and her darling seven-year-old daughter is forced by a monster Nazi guard to choose which child will live and which will die.  If she doesn't choose...

I’m sitting here looking at a full page magazine ad that states “96 elephants are killed every day in Africa.”  It stirred a memory of someone who said to me, “If only Satan would die, the world would get better.”  My reaction to that is...

We began a journey today in the rain.  As we rolled along with limited visibility from the rain and the spray of other vehicles I had my wife check the weather map on her iPad.  “We only have 50 more miles and we will drive...

I had an awful father.  He had an incredible work ethic.  For decades he worked two full-time jobs making sure his family was well cared for.  While we were not rich, far from it on a school teacher’s salary, we had nice things.  Remembering him...