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When God finished each day of Creation He said, “That is good.”  That was until the end of the 6th day.  Then He said, “That is very good.”  He had just created Adam and Eve.  They were magnificent.  Angels sang and Lucifer complained.  For the...

One of the enjoyable things in the Gospels are the miscellaneous details.  An example would be the 153 large fish in the disciple’s nets in John 21.  One of my favorites isn’t a number it’s an aside in Luke 8.  Jesus had just raised Jairus’s...

Once again the hate-filled church plans to dishonor another fallen American soldier with their bile laden picket signs.  Their mantra is “Thank God for IEDs” as they call our military dead “fallen fools.” On December 26 in Israel a group of ultra-Orthodox Jews spat on a...

Preaching is something of which I have an acquaintance.  This is a strange activity where a group of people assemble to listen to one person - hopefully speaking uninterrupted.  I call it strange because in most of our life’s activities it can be difficult to...

In the morning I will be scanned.  No, I am not going through an airport but instead to a local hospital.  The intrusive rays of the giant donut-like machine will peer into my inner parts and show all the flaws and irregularities that have resulted...

Linus once said, “I love mankind; it’s people I can’t stand.”  After we finish smiling the meaning sinks in and we realize the little guy was quite wise.  When we are face to face with individuals we see their quirks and flaws and are annoyed...

Just once I would like to attend a funeral where the pastor would say, “Even though Uncle Charlie spent most of his life as a lying, cheating, neglectful parent and someone who couldn’t always be trusted, he will be with us in heaven by the...

This past Christmas Eve our woodstove added its cheer to our home.  It was most pleasant to watch the flames move behind the glass window.  It was especially nice to push in the damper and watch the flames slow down to a graceful mesmerizing dance....

Literally tens of millions of dollars are being spent by politicians telling us true and untrue horrible things about their opponents.  Lest we have the false idea that negative advertising is something new, let us remind ourselves it has been around a very long time. ...

I opened an old book this evening and found pressed between the crisp yellow-edged pages two violets. The book is very old and had belonged to my mother.  Immediately a torrent of questions poured out of my mind.  Where did she get them?  Who gave...