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There is a place called Means Dry Lake in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.  Each February off-road racers gather to ply their skills at driving over huge rocks without breaking their cars.  An issue at the race is cell phone service. It is very...

It happens occasionally and recently was one of those days.  Someone in a race cheated by taking a shortcut.  The King of the Hammers is an off-road race in the Mojave Desert and the first place winner in his class of cars took a detour...

If you want a visual of Luke 15:7 where Jesus talks about rejoicing in heaven when a sinner repents, just watch one program of American Idol when the person auditioning wins the opportunity to go to the next level.   While the winner is excited, it...

In the midst of yet another winter storm, eighty miles away from where the Pilgrims landed in 1620, I sit behind double-paned windows nourished and warm.  That first winter here was so harsh for the Pilgrims half of them perished before spring.   I know my...

It’s Patriots Day in Massachusetts.  It’s a day more noted for the Boston Marathon than the farmers at Concord Bridge.  Over a half million people will watch either from roadsides or their televisions as 26,000 plus runners will challenge themselves to complete a lifelong goal. ...

My car needed a new rear window wiper.   When I looked in the mirror I saw a stray strip of rubber swinging back and forth.   Sometimes life works because just then an auto parts store came into view.    It gets even better.  After I purchased...

One of the things I love about where I live is there are no street lights.  On moonless nights when I stand in my front yard the only manmade lights I see are the occasionally passing jets on their way to Boston.  The other lights...

Children love to taunt each other with “I’ve got a secret.”  Secrets are fun to hear and fun to tell.  They spark our curiosity and whet our appetites to know whatever the hidden information might be.  The Bible contains secrets. According to Deuteronomy 34:6 the...

Peter and John were able to get into the courtyard during Jesus’ trial that fateful Thursday night.  The horror of the incredible abuse being heaped upon Jesus filled them with almost uncontrollable emotions.  How could it be happening?  This was their Messiah.  He silenced furious...

If our household is in anyway normal Americans are recycling more than we are trashing.  At least it appears that way by the fullness of our trash container verses our recycling container.  While recycling might seem to be a product of the last decade or...