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Over and over I hear people telling others to just be themselves.  I’m not sure that is good advice.  Maybe I am misinterpreting what that means but it seems like we are telling people to be content with who they are and not to strive...

I grew up just north of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania.  As a boy we spent many Sundays driving through Amish country.  I loved the farms and the Distelfink Hex signs on the barns. What I loved best were the horses.  Since the Amish didn’t drive...

The city put a wooden sawhorse-like barricade over an indentation in our street with a yellow light that flashes at night.  The problem for the past three weeks is that the sawhorse-like barricade is lying on its side in the grass by the side of...

There are over 1.5 million geocaches and 5 million geocachers in the world.  Just in case you might not be familiar with it, it is basically a game where people hide things for other people to find.  Geographic coordinates are posted on a website and...

If advertising on television means anything it seems Christmas shopping has begun.  At least the merchants hope it has begun. When I was a little guy our evening newspaper did a Christmas shopping days countdown on the front page.  I loved it because as the...

While hiking through the forest this morning, (No, we weren't out looking to shoot a turkey.) my son and I suddenly found ourselves surrounded by hundreds of robins.  It was almost Hitchcockian.   Just in case you might have wondered where all the robins went this...

When we were little heaven was all about things.  Mansions, streets of gold, tame lions and tigers were the big thing.  As Paul says in I Corinthians 13 when I was a child I thought as a child.  But now that I am a man...

A few years ago one of our church members lost his memory after a horrific motorcycle accident.  We were very hopeful it would return even if it was in small bits and pieces. It did not.  I could not understand how he remembered language.  He...

As my dog and I were finishing our evening walk and approached our home I suddenly became aware that I could smell our house about three houses away.  Lest I leave you with the wrong idea that we live in a pig sty allow me...

My sister, who lived with us for many years, moved to California to be close to her children.  We have been forwarding her mail as we wait for others to get her new address.  Last week we forwarded to her a letter from Dreyfus.  When...