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I was sitting in a surgical waiting room in a large Boston Hospital.  It was an interesting place.  It was a mix of people waiting their turn to go into surgery as well as family members waiting for doctors to come out to report on...

Recently one of my students was puzzled and inquired of me about a statement I made in class.  I commented that I was looking forward to being in heaven with a host of people from different times and places.  I was especially looking forward to...

Putting my glasses in my shirt pocket I said to my barber, “Number four on top and finger cut on the sides.”  Just then her cell phone rang.  I didn’t mind as I waited.  I enjoy the smells of a barber shop.  With a “Good-bye”...

The sign in front of the barber shop beckoned with the message, “First Time $5.” I’m not sure how many hundred times I have driven by without responding.  However, today I was very shaggy and decided to check it out.  Sure enough they (two very...

They seemed so sincere I don’t think they got it.  They were convinced they were not salesmen.  They were only knocking on doors to see if we needed new windows.  They would help us determine so.  Should they so decide they would then arrange to...

The storm really took its toll on the little fellow.  Who knows where he was blown in from or perhaps he was a local who didn’t find good shelter.  We spotted him this afternoon looking ragged and exhausted.  Chickadees usually looked prim and proper but...

We had an interesting experience today at Denny’s.  While waiting for our order we watched a server prepare a table for the next customer.  First she cleared off the dishes and then she very carefully wiped the seats.  Following that she then wiped off the...

I have a good friend who is being baptized this weekend.  It's an exciting event when a person makes a conscious decision to make Jesus the Lord of their life.  To celebrate one of the pastors at the church invited us all to her home...

When my older son was about twelve months old I was holding him on my lap as together we gazed out upon an African landscape from a high rocky point.  As I pointed out things to him I remember thinking I shouldn't have any more...

Some of you may have seen the television commercial that features a woman running from a store yelling, "Start the car.  Start the car."   She got such a great bargain inside that store she thought she had just robbed the place.   Sometimes after I read...