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It’s October and it’s time to get the firewood in the garage.  Today has been a beautiful day of sawing, splitting and stacking.  I really enjoy it.  There is something primal about putting up wood for winter.  While it is not nearly as efficient as...

One of my favorite books when I was a boy was Secret of the Cave by Uncle Arthur Maxwell.  It was about some boys who used a cave as a base from which they secretly did good deeds for their community.  I used to fantasize...

I have friends who are completely enamored with Romans 1 through 8.  And I have to agree with them that it is the finest theological treatise ever written.  Perhaps it’s because I teach some of the psychology classes at our little college that I think...

We were waiting for a green light in two lanes that merged into one on the other side of the intersection.  Since it is on my way to school often I am stopped there.  After the light turns green people usually perform as taught in...

I have a problem.  We stopped at a Friendly’s this evening and I got a Fribble, a large chocolate milkshake.  Even before I got halfway to the bottom I filled up; can’t eat as much as I used to.  The server gave me a cup...

It’s the last day of summer 2010.  Autumn is knocking at the door.  The hummingbirds have gone south.   The males left about two weeks ago and the females just two days ago.  It’s time for me to get the firewood in the garage.   It’s also...

Friday night on my almost daily walk I was heading down our hill not watching where I was going.  I was absorbed in reading my email on my iPhone.  Hearing the sound of another’s footfall I looked up into the face of my neighbor walking...

We have amazing brains that compensate for our lack of physical perfection.  As we age and begin to lose hearing often we miss the first sounds of words so our brains instantly search our vocabulary and fill in what our brains thinks should be there. ...

I have come to a new meaning for Jesus first major miracle – the water into wine.  This is major because prior to this Jesus told Nathaniel that He saw him under a fig tree praying.  That was a minor miracle.   But back to the...

My wife and I decided to go to Denny's for breakfast this noon and play the "Who Went to Church Game."  Fifty years ago this game was much easier because most of the men would be wearing a necktie, but that custom has waned making...