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About a month ago I replaced a wall switch.  Last night a circuit breaker kicked off and would not reset.  We hired “Sherlock Holmes Electrical Services.”  Well, not really by that name.  But the solution did require an hour of sleuthing on the part of...

Yesterday, while I was in a middle school, I walked past a table filled with mittens and gloves.  I mean filled.  There must have been a hundred pairs and then another hundred singles.  We are having fifty degree days now in New England so I...

While dumping a can of coins into a coin machine at my bank I struck up a conversation with a policeman.  Just then the coin machine broke.  Laughingly he said, “Hang on for a moment I’ll tase it for you.”  This prompted me to ask...

Jesus was with His disciples for the last time prior to the cross.  They had left the upper room, left the east gate of Jerusalem, crossed the Kidron and were nearing the garden when He saw a vine growing along a stone wall.   Gathering His...

The first part of John 21 is a message for our time.  The economy not only of our nation but the world continues to spiral downwards with little hope for the rest of this calendar year.  Millions of people are unemployed and losing their homes. ...

Today I gave a midterm in my Human Development class.  While I do not necessarily enjoy giving exams I do enjoy the hour and a half of sitting and looking at each of my students. That is difficult to do when I am lecturing so...

One of my favorite authors speaks of the purpose of education as preparation for service in this world and for wider service in the world to come.  Long have I considered the concept of service in the world to come.  To me an act of...

Communication is without a doubt one of the most challenging tasks of humanity.  Wars are started because of miscommunication.  Marriages are shattered because of miscommunication.  Parents and children stop talking because of miscommunication. Today in the twenty-first century we have so many tools for communicating. ...

I was observing one of our student teachers practice teaching in a local 3rd grade.  I was sitting in the back of the room and noticed one little guy giving me the eye. Finally he got up from his desk, came back and asked, "Who are...

Ecclesiastes 1:18 says, "In much wisdom is much grief, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow."   This is part of Solomon's dissertation on the futility of life.  The more we know about the world the more we learn of man's inhumanity to man.  The more...