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This afternoon I was sitting outside in the sun watching Spring happen.  Right before my eyes the buds on the trees were opening.  It was so perfect I was reminded of Micah 4:4, “Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig...

This afternoon I walked past a Chinese restaurant that had pictures in the window displaying their various meals.  The pictures were old and faded into a monotone brown.  The food looked, I was going to say unappetizing but that isn’t harsh enough.  The food looked...

In his famous poem Mending Wall Robert Frost said, “Something there is that doesn't love a wall, that wants it down.”  I am periodically reminded of his thought as I take hammer in hand and make a tour of my house tapping in nails that...

It’s been a windy day – perfect for sitting by the window and pretending to read – perfect for neglecting my book – perfect for watching one of last year’s leaves trip about the yard.  The winter snows seem not to have damaged it.  It...

I stopped at Walgreen’s this afternoon and was unsuccessful in finding what I needed.  A smiling helpful clerk (oops, sorry.  Sales Associate) told me if I came back next week she would have it in stock.  I felt like I was in the dark ages. ...

According to I Corinthians 9:5 Peter’s wife traveled with him on his missionary travels.  It raises lots of questions such as where was she when Herod put Peter in prison as mentioned in Acts 12.  Was she by chance at the home of John Mark’s...

I have a student who did not know about the 2009 jetliner miracle on the Hudson.  He claims he never heard the name “Captain Sullenberger.”  He is not a recent arrival to America.  He was born and raised here.  I think that is why he...

In a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals a fan rushed onto the field and attacked the umpire.  While it is true that we sometimes say, “Kill the ump” we are never serious!  It is all part of the baseball...

One of the funeral homes in our little city has the following sign by the street where its driveway begins.  “Funeral Home.  Not a thruway.”  Right they are.  It’s not a thruway it’s a dead end.  The guest of honor never leaves alive.  But wait. ...

Tucked away in many closets and cupboards are stacks of old table games: Monopoly, Careers, Candyland, Memory, Mastermind and others.  The sight of them often brings memories of eager little ones begging for someone to play with them.  Ah, the fine art of playing games...