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There is a wonderful thought at the close of Hebrews 11.  Paul wrote that his great list of heroes had not yet received the perfection promised. Their perfection did not come from the list of their great accomplishments. It is only together with us would they...

One of the great texts of all Scripture soon follows Hebrews 11, the list of the spiritual and the not so spiritual (Samson) giants of the past.   One thing is evident that despite their significance, and all they had done, all of them were dead. ...

I wish my father was still alive so I could call him tonight and tell him we are no longer short.  We are tall!  It’s a grand feeling to be tall.  I have never experienced it before but I know it’s true.  This evening I...

I just finished reading an article about geoengineering.  Some scientists are proposing regularly releasing tons of sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere creating the same effect we get from an active volcano.   By doing so we can offset global warming by a degree or two thus...

One of the greatest gifts God has given to us is the power of choice. One of the greatest curses is the power of choice.  It is a gift because we get to choose who we become.  It is a curse because in the end...

When we hear the word “prospector” we usually think of the stereotypic grizzled old codger walking rope in hand pulling along his donkey loaded with bags and pans.  I just happen to have a very good friend who is a prospector.  He doesn’t own a...

Having very few items of much value my wife and I rarely think about something being taken.  However in the past few weeks our home has had a steady stream of workers doing remodeling tasks.  Not believing anyone would actually take something, we did decide...

When I was a little kid I memorized the Ten Commandments. The “jealous” word describing God was a bit disconcerting.  I thought of that characteristic in negative terms and I did not want my God to be negative.   I was told if I wanted to...

If we have been hurt, but don't know we were hurt, have we really been hurt? Many years ago I was the pastor in a small southern town.  Pastors were paid according to some sophisticated cost of living scale that pertained to where the pastor lived. ...

With very little speech occurring I sat at the kitchen counter this evening and watched my wife prepare our light supper.  One of life's great pleasures is watching someone you love.  If being apart from a loved one and not being able to see them...