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The human mind is an amazing organ that can instantaneously render a decision using a host of different ideas.  It is done with computer-like speed when there is no time to reflect on the fruit of the options available.  Many years ago while I was...

It’s the ides of May and New England is dressed with blossoms.  Walking about is a feast for the soul.  Robert Frost, our New England poet from California, must have had the same feelings as I when he wrote in his poem called, A Prayer...

Decades ago when we were teaching in Africa someone stole the tires and wheels off our car.  It cost over a month’s salary to replace them. Needless to say I was more than a bit miffed at God who promised me in Malachi 3,   “Bring...

My wife put in an unusually long day working away from home.  Arriving home from an eleven hour day she asked, “Are you upset with me for being gone so long?”  Uh Oh.  If I said, “No,” I risked communicating that I was fine with...

Today NASA added a record 1284 new planets to the existing list of planets outside our solar system bringing the total now to 3200.   Nine of the new planets seem to be in a favorable zone for life.  It brings new meaning to Hebrews 1:2...

Many years ago my family and I were flying across country in a Piper Arrow.  As we entered the southwest we spent the afternoon weaving our way around storm cells.  As we neared Phoenix we skirted about a storm and hurriedly landed for fuel hoping...

So why do I feel anxious when passing through electronic detectors at retail stores?   I know I didn’t steal anything.  I was never even tempted.  It’s worse when I haven’t purchased anything.  I imagine the clerks think I just picked up something and didn’t bother...

One our neighbors was approached by another neighbor who proceeded to chastise her for having loose items in her city-provided garbage container.  (Our city wants all garbage to be bagged.)  With amazement she asked, “How do you know that?”  He responded, “I came over and...

You cannot watch the 6:30 evening network news without being bombarded with drug commercials.  I am fascinated with all the acronyms for newly invented disorders.  “If you have a severe case of ISN please be sure to ask your physician for a prescription of IJ19.” ...

We have all received invitations to events where the inviter wishes for us to RSVP.  They want us to respond.  But what do those letters actually mean?   It is a French expression.  “Répondez s'il vous plaît.”  I never knew that until right now when I...