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Thanksgiving is inventory time.  It’s time to count one’s assets.  I have noted that the longer I live the longer grows the positive side of my life’s balance sheet.  Of course there are some negatives.  If there weren’t we wouldn’t call it a balance sheet. ...

I know some people who really think they are important enough to be personally tempted by Satan himself.  What an ego!  Since only God is everywhere present that is saying a lot about just how important those persons think they are.  The truth is even...

Tolstoy begins his classic novel Anna Karenina as follows, “ALL happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Have you ever noticed the interest level of Christmas letters from various families?  The ones that report 12 months of joy...

Yesterday my wife was observing in a first grade in Boston when a little guy snuck up to her and smugly whispered in her ear, “I’m the best in the reader in the room.”  Then he waited for her to tell him how wonderful he...

Just recently I have had a relatively minor spike in my blood pressure. It is nothing to be concerned about but something that raised my curiosity.   Why?  I think the answer became evident upon examination of my diet.   One of the delights of my childhood...

Four and a half months had passed since the battle when Abraham Lincoln rose to speak at Gettysburg for just over two minutes.  There was no applause at the end.  Perhaps those in attendance were shocked that he finished so soon.  Republican newspapers lauded the...

Have you ever said something that resulted in the very opposite reaction of which you expected?  It happened to me.  I was in a big easy chair faithfully getting an infusion when a 50ish looking lady entered the room for her very first time.  Fear...

I had an undergrad this past week tell us that recipients of body parts from others imparted personality characteristics from the donors.  It is called cellular memory. As gently as possible I tried to assure her and the class that cellular memory is only anecdotal....

When David wrote his psalms he never dreamed they would become Scripture.  For David Scripture was the writings of Moses. Then again David never saw a codex.  Scrolls were the media of his time.  David and the sons of Korah and others were writing music. ...

Do you remember when most movies closed out with two words in big letters, “The End”?   They were usually accompanied with scenes of two people riding off into the sunset or a wedding or a birth.  The end was a new beginning.  There is something...