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The earth on the evening of the third day of creation must have been amazing for God didn't spread the earth with seeds; He planted fully grown trees and shrubs.  New fields of flowers scented the air with waves of perfume.  It would be forty-eight...

More than once Ronald Reagan said in relationship to our relationship with the USSR, "Trust, but verify."  After repeating it at the signing of the INF Treaty Mikhail Gorbachev responded, "You repeat that at every meeting."  President Reagan said, "I like it."   Me to. I especially...

There is a wonderful concept found in Hebrews 3:14.  It reads, "For we have become partakers of Christ. . ."  John 1 tells us that God, The Word, became flesh and dwelt among us."  This is an intriguing exchange.  God takes on humanity and humanity...

We think some people are not nice.  Others we think of as being bad.  Then there are those we think are evil.  I’m not sure I have ever met someone I would classify as evil.  However, I realized I had never really defined evil.  Just...

Of all my blessings I count, the richness of having real friends is at the top of the list. At every stage of my life I have been surrounded by people who I would count it a privilege to give life itself.   My dearest one,...

There is a lilac bush in Lancaster, Massachusetts that doesn’t appear to belong to anyone.  There is a bank on one side and a donut shop on the other with an uncared for strip of land in between.  In the midst of the seemingly neglected...

On occasion we have moments of cacophony in our home.  We have a bonging grandfather clock, a clanging antique clock from my wife's grandparents and a chiming clock from my father's mantel.  There are times when they all are wound and set to the same...

When I was a boy my parents bought a new couch.  It was a big deal.  It looked very nice in our living room.  That was part of the problem.  It looked so nice my mother was determined to keep it that way.  To do...

While waiting for a traffic light to turn green I noticed a sign with the big letters, "FREE."  Strewn around it was some of the most despicable junk I had ever seen.  I was hoping others had already taken the things of substance, if there...

I watched a carpenter finish off a project by putting trim around the base of the floor.  He was adding something.  But I thought getting a trim, as in a haircut, was taking something away.  Upon reflection I remembered each December we trim a tree. ...