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We went to dinner this evening with two of the most wonderful people in the world.  Honest, caring people.  We have known them for eighteen years and the only thing wrong with the relationship is we don’t share enough time with them.  They are the...

We received a Christmas box from some very special friends.  Now I have a dilemma.  Do I or do I not have the self-discipline to wait until Christmas before opening it?  There it sits on the kitchen counter taunting me.  Each time I pass by...

When I was small the people in my church used to ask each other, “How long have you been in the Truth.”  It was understood that to be a member meant you knew what the Bible taught, what life was about, what God expected of...

Parents all over the land are thinking about what they are going to give their children for Christmas.  Children all over the land are wishing for something special.  Toy-makers and electronic manufacturers are hoping their product will be the selected item. Some parents will mistakenly...

I came home tonight to discover water coming out of the kitchen ceiling.  I can assure you it was not showers of blessings. I had visions of tearing out the ceiling and remortgaging the house to get a plumber here after hours. Then my wife...

Satisfaction is defined in the dictionary as “the feeling of pleasure that comes when a need or desire is fulfilled.”  Millions of us pushed back from our Thanksgiving table with satisfaction. One of the cooks probably said, “How about another piece of pumpkin pie?”  And...

Part of being a teacher is writing many letters of recommendation for my students.  There are letters for employment opportunities, letters to get into grad school and letters for practicums.  Sometimes because of the details that need to be just right, I ask the student...

Over and over I hear people telling others to just be themselves.  I’m not sure that is good advice.  Maybe I am misinterpreting what that means but it seems like we are telling people to be content with who they are and not to strive...

I grew up just north of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania.  As a boy we spent many Sundays driving through Amish country.  I loved the farms and the Distelfink Hex signs on the barns. What I loved best were the horses.  Since the Amish didn’t drive...

The city put a wooden sawhorse-like barricade over an indentation in our street with a yellow light that flashes at night.  The problem for the past three weeks is that the sawhorse-like barricade is lying on its side in the grass by the side of...