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Philippians two is a wonderful chapter.  In it Paul challenges us to have the mind of Jesus by being humble and obedient.  When he comes to verse fifteen he urges, "become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked...

I just watched a professional basketball player, who makes millions of dollars a year for his skills, consecutively miss two free throws.  I don’t understand that.  But then again I don’t understand the pressure he was under to make those relatively simple tosses.  Psychological pressure...

When astronauts return to earth after an extended stay in space their muscles have to readjust to the downward pull of gravity.  Gravity is what creates weight.  If one wants to weigh half as much, all one needs to do is move to a planet...

During  a stay in the hospital one of the heroes of the past weeks for me was a wonderful Greek lady who was determined to find something I would eat.  Swallowing was very painful, so days went by without my eating.  Three times a day...

Today someone within my hearing jokingly asked, “What’s normal?”  I interjected, “One standard deviation on either side of the mean and two if we want to be generous.”  If one can still remember the bell curve and the means of central tendency one can have...

There are those who by not understanding think non-violence is weakness. They could not be more wrong.  It is natural to hit back.  It is instinctive.  To turn the other cheek takes enormous strength. First, one must combat nature.  Second, one must be brave enough...

My wife was first to spot it.  There in the parking lot was a panel truck with the following message on the side, "Dent Redemption - We make it whole."  Then in smaller font it said, "Paintless Dent Removal." Jesus touched the eyes of a blind...

Within a few feet of each other we have a nest of baby cardinals, a nest of baby robins and a nest full of phoebes.  It is a wonderful time.   The goldfinches are wearing their summer plumage and showing off to our yard wren, catbird...

I'm not sure if there was any of the original road surface left and yet it was paved.  For over a half a mile we drove over patch upon patch upon patch.  Actually I should reword that sentence and exchange the word "drove" with the...

It is not uncommon to find in old books small pieces of paper filled with nonsense scribbling.  What fun it is to find such treasures.  Many of us have them tucked away in our books.  What precious reminders they are--  reminders of a four-year-old thrusting...