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Solomon closes Ecclesiastes 11 with an appeal for young people to look around and enjoy the things they see but to remember actions have consequences – judgment will come.  Chapter 12 is a poetic description of getting old.  It really isn’t a pretty picture despite...

When Macbeth hears of his wife’s death he says, “Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,...

One of our many chipmunks ventured out unto the snow this morning.  Perhaps he heard the rabbit above and came up to say hello. He isn’t a true hibernator like some of the other creatures. Mostly he stays below feasting on the fruits of his...

I have a neighbor with a really pretty white pickup.  As my dog and I were on our daily walk we passed his house and a man was in the driveway.  I assumed it was the owner so I stopped to comment on the pickup. ...

The only sound I hear this evening is my dog snoring.  It’s not a harsh raspy snore.  It’s a very soft gentle sound that says, “I like it here. I feel safe here.”  She is curled up about a foot or so from my desk...

In his letter to the Philippians Paul wrote, “For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”  Really?  Really?  What about the day he was stoned and left for dead?  What about the night they secreted him out of a city...

When I was very little before we moved to the country I loved Sunday mornings. One of the local churches rang the bell in their steeple to call people to worship.  It was so beautiful as it echoed through the neighborhood.  I have loved church...

Try as hard as I could, I could not remember what my wife gave me for Christmas.  Finally, as carefully worded as possible, I asked her what she got me.  Do not.  I repeat. Do not ever do this.  I will be hearing about this...

I was sitting in a waiting room this morning that had one of the machines that makes almost instant hot coffee.  You take a small container and insert it in the top, close the lid, press a button and almost instantly coffee flows out.   A...

I wasn’t feeling very good when I got out of the car at Murchison Falls in Uganda.  As we climbed to the overlook I continued to feel worse and worse.  Finally I moved off the trail a bit so I could lie down and throw-up. ...