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If advertising on television means anything it seems Christmas shopping has begun.  At least the merchants hope it has begun. When I was a little guy our evening newspaper did a Christmas shopping days countdown on the front page.  I loved it because as the...

While hiking through the forest this morning, (No, we weren't out looking to shoot a turkey.) my son and I suddenly found ourselves surrounded by hundreds of robins.  It was almost Hitchcockian.   Just in case you might have wondered where all the robins went this...

When we were little heaven was all about things.  Mansions, streets of gold, tame lions and tigers were the big thing.  As Paul says in I Corinthians 13 when I was a child I thought as a child.  But now that I am a man...

A few years ago one of our church members lost his memory after a horrific motorcycle accident.  We were very hopeful it would return even if it was in small bits and pieces. It did not.  I could not understand how he remembered language.  He...

As my dog and I were finishing our evening walk and approached our home I suddenly became aware that I could smell our house about three houses away.  Lest I leave you with the wrong idea that we live in a pig sty allow me...

My sister, who lived with us for many years, moved to California to be close to her children.  We have been forwarding her mail as we wait for others to get her new address.  Last week we forwarded to her a letter from Dreyfus.  When...

As my son and family were leaving the baggage area at Logan airport they were blocked at the door by a man on his cell phone.  Apparently he wasn’t coordinated enough to walk and talk at the same time.  Neither did he seem to be...

One of my favorite things about Jesus was the way He touched people prior to healing them.  In Mark 1 He touched a leper and then said, “I will. Be clean.”  If it had been me it would have been the other way around.  We...

So I ask you.  How can a man concentrate on his classroom lecture when a pretty lady comes by the door tossing in kisses?  This is not the first time this has happened.  We teach in the same department and her office is next to...

I bought a new pair of shoes yesterday and put them on this morning for the first time.   They were as perfect as only something new can be.  As I started down the stairs my dog promptly stepped on one with her 80 pounds and...