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This week cell phone numbers were released making it possible for us to receive a host of unwanted junk calls that will be charged to our minute allotments.  Fortunately we can be enrolled on a no-call list.  At first I thought I would write about...

It was late, dark and raining when I got home from school this night.  My old dog met me at the door with her usual leaning against me and rubbing her face against mine.  After an appropriate amount of loving she went out into the...

I had a forty-pound bag of seed for our birdfeeder in the garage and then a gray squirrel discovered it.   Obviously the many layers of paper were not enough to keep him out so I closed it in a large plastic garbage can.  I know...

I have some dear friends who are continually passing on some of the most outrageous stories as if they were gospel.  I have been trying to figure out why these dear people are so easily taken in by some of the most obvious lies. I...

Last evening one of my grad students told us about an exercise she does with her third graders.  Each student takes a piece of paper and writes down somebody's name.  Under that name they have to write a mean nasty name.  Then they have to...

After food, shelter and safety, the most important human need is love.  From the moment we are born love is essential if a baby is to thrive.  The infant brain needs cuddling and gentle human touch.  God created us this way.  God is love.  (I...

According to Aristotle there are two primary reasons for having friends. Either we profit from them or derive pleasure from being with them. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to gain both profit and pleasure in a relationship.  Unfortunately, sometimes we find pleasure in another's company...

The Bible says Adam was 930 years old when he breathed his last breath. Considering the average person takes 17,280 breaths a day that means Adam breathed 5,865,696,000 times after God knelt in the grass and breathed into him the breath of life.  His heart...

There seems to be a new law that orders us to use computers, video projectors and Power Point in all our presentations.   It is getting quite uncommon to see a presentation without all our modern (toys) devices.  Dare I add, more times than not things...

I'm sitting here looking at a container of something called "Ultra Color Safe Bleach".  It takes out the stains and the bad stuff but leaves the intended colors behind.  This is just like what God does for us.   Each of us is a colorful character. ...