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Ecclesiastes 12 is becoming more and meaningful.  I can feel its cold breath on my neck.  I have been in denial.  But the latest sign could not be denied.  It was simple and yet dramatic.  I got out of the car and was halfway to...

If you are old enough to remember the cartoon strip Li’l  Abner you might also remember Joe Btfsplk.  Joe was a regular character in Li’l Abner and always had a dark cloud over his head.  Wherever he went the cloud was sure to be there...

Yesterday my wife was visiting an elementary school and while she was washing her hands she said to a little girl, “We wash our hands to kill germs so we don’t get sick.  We get sick from germs.”  The little girl responded, “I have a...

Have you ever desired to be a doppelganger?  If you select the right person being a doppelganger can be a wonderful thing.  Just in case you don’t know what a doppelganger is that’s why I am writing about it.  It’s new to me.  Being a...

Before David became King of Israel, before Saul died, when David was a fugitive warrior, a raiding party of Amalekites burned Ziklag and kidnapped David’s wives, Ahinoam and Abigail, and the wives and children of David’s raiding party.   David with 600 warriors pursued them, found...

I received some eloquently written messages today chastising me for yesterday’s exaltation of procrastination; therefore I am turning a new leaf in my old age.  Henceforth I will instead speak of the incredible benefits that are derived from being on time and doing things on...

I have a clock on my desk that didn’t need to be changed this morning.  No, it’s not a modern one that automatically updates when the time changes.   This is the old fashioned kind.  I just never bothered to change it last fall so it’s...

While waiting in a pharmacy for a prescription I watched a four-year-old little girl come up to her mother with a penny she found on a counter.  When her mother told her to put it back there was not a moment’s hesitation.  She ran back...

Each year on the week before Christmas dinner we go in search of fresh brussel sprouts because one of my sons loves them.  Scientific studies indicate that over half the population has a genetic dislike for brussel sprouts.  My son’s appetite for this obnoxious weed...

“For behold, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers have already appeared in the land; the time has arrived for pruning the vines, and the voice of the turtledove has been heard . . .” Song of Solomon 2.   I...