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It must have been a real struggle for Paul to explain to people who loved and revered the law that the law could not save them.  In Romans 7 he tries by using an illustration of marriage.  He says when one is married they are...

Usually we have a mental picture of Jesus and twelve men moving about Palestine.  Then we come to Luke 10 that speaks of Jesus sending out thirty-five teams of two.  These seventy were disciples that moved with Him.  Add to that the women that cooked...

A lifeless visitor from space passed between our world and our moon.  We can be thankful that it missed us by 210,000 miles.  A direct hit would have been devastating.  It would not have been the first time we have been hit.  One of the...

Hosea said it.  “They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.”  Hosea 8:7.   I first heard that as a small boy but of course could not then comprehend the depth.  Now I get.  I should have connected it with Nahum 1:3, “The Lord is slow...

She really is a good dog.  She is very protective and jealous if anyone gives me too much attention.  She is totally housebroken and very dependable.  That’s what makes her action so despicable. We have house guests, who of course, are the source of much...

The message on my computer screen said, “Configuration Update #496.”  In a moment the screen changed with the following message, “Configuration Update.  Do Not Turn Off Your Computer.”  This happens with some regularity. Somewhere out there in computer land someone, with no name that I...

The first time he walked past me I barely noticed.  I was deep into a biography of Teddy Roosevelt but my peripheral vision picked him up.  The second time grabbed my attention from Roosevelt to this medium sized spider.  I was sitting on our patio...

We are surrounded by bald heads.  Both men and woman are shaving their domes each morning so they are shiny and reflective.  So why did I just see a television commercial pushing a hair growing product that finished by telling me I would have more...

A mosquito is flying about my computer screen.  Right this moment it is sitting on the word “mosquito” in my first sentence.  Too bad it can’t read.  I think it would be amused if it could.  Its head is so tiny yet it obviously contains...

His name was Judas. (In John) He was one of the twelve disciples.  He was not the Judas who betrayed Jesus to the High Priest.  He actually had three names.  He also was Thaddaeus (In Mark) and also Lebbaeus. (In Matthew)  He has one line...