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Because of health concerns for a great friend, this afternoon I taught his classes at our community college.  When I entered one of the classrooms and asked if this was his class there was collectively immediate concern.  “Are you subbing?”  “Is he okay?”  “Will he...

There is a pretty little tree at the bottom of our hill.  Each evening while walking our dog we brush its branches.  You can imagine my more than slight reaction to notice, now that the leaves have fallen, there is a hornet’s nest inches above...

Jenga is a non-fatal way to play Russian Roulette.  Instead of pulling a trigger one pulls out a block.  Eventually there is a loud crash and someone with a block in their hand loses.   In many ways it is like ignoring God’s commands.  You can...

Yesterday we saw a young man wearing a muscle shirt.  There was one small problem.  No muscles – just two skin-covered sticks hanging out.  I remembered being a boy on the playground during recess.  There was a shouting match going on between two would-be  pitchersduring...

Today I learned that my dog has 25 times the number of scent sensors than I do.  She has over 200 million receptors.  No wonder dogs love to go for walks.  There is so much to enjoy. This evening on our walk we, my wife...

Many years ago I stood on a sand bank on a small island in the South Japanese Sea and watched a typhoon literally smash a large concrete dock and several fishing boats into small pieces.  It was to say the least amazing.  People sometimes describe...

When my older son was six weeks old he went with us to a small city in western Uganda where we held a series of evangelistic meetings that were a part of our ministerial training for young pastors.  We put up a small tent that...

The Mystery of Ephesians 3 In Ephesians 3 Paul reveals to us a mystery he says was hidden to his ancestors.  Verse 6 reads, “This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together...

An elderly man shuffled into Denny’s this evening using a walker but he was not humped over like most people with walkers.   His dark skin was accented by curled white hair around his forehead.  He wore a black suit with a black shirt buttoned at...

One of our schools had an electronic recycle fundraiser today.  So I went around the house gathering unused devices.  I was amazed at the assembled pile of obsolete equipment.  As I looked at them I remembered how excited we were when each was obtained.  And...