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While I cannot remember a specific occasion I most likely have committed a social indiscretion through the years.  Only today did I learn that one is never to congratulate a bride.  Only the groom is to be congratulated.  To congratulate is to express joy over...

For an entire week we have had a tiger swallowtail butterfly filling our yard with glorious beauty.  He reels among the blooming rhododendrons and azaleas.  We have been granted the pleasure of most of its life for it only takes a month from egg to...

It is amazing to Google a satellite nighttime picture of Korea and look at the electric light difference between the North and South.  North Korea is a nuclear power that doesn’t even supply its people with lights.  Then there is the issue of food. Once...

We've all ordered pizza over the phone.  It wasn't something new or unique when I called Papa John's this evening.  Twenty minutes later I was walking in the door ready to do battle.  The price they quoted me on the phone was quite a bit...

One of the stages of human development is object permanence.  If the baby can't see you, you do not exist.  That's why peek-a-boo is so much fun.  We keep popping in and out of their life.  I could very well be wrong but I think...

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,...