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This evening one of my students told us about his five-month-old son with a voracious appetite.  Once he starts eating they cannot feed him fast enough.  As soon as the spoon nears his mouth he leans into it, sucks it down and immediately makes noises...

The restaurant supplied the jar of bubbles and the father provided the wind.   In a gentle stream soapy bubbles floated across the table toward the sweetest little girl.  As she reached for them a giant one settled safely on the back of her hand.  The...

My graduate class of middle school teachers told me the “in” word for this batch of adolescents is “Epic.”   It’s the “Cool” for now.  It can be used positively or negatively.   Someone can do something so good it’s “Epic” or something so bad it’s “Epic.” ...

The breeze was blowing warm---promising a real summer day to soon follow.  As the breeze moved the branches about ever so gently, there was a momentary flash of orange.  High in one of the trees was an orange balloon trapped among the branches.  It was...

There are about 150 varieties of fuchsias each with a special name like pinwheel, flaming pink, cardinal, red spider, pink rain, and snowcap.   These plants have the reputation of being expensive and fragile—plants one buys each spring only to have them die each fall. However,...

Brian Williams closed the NBC evening news by reminding us how much our world has changed in the past sixty-five years.  I could not but wonder how our world will change in the next sixty-five years.  Christians long for Jesus to return, but should He...

We have all seen grass growing in the cracks in sidewalks.  But this morning I saw a full blown petunia smiling at the sun and all who passed over it.  What amazed me was hundreds of people were stepping over it leaving it unharmed.   How...

So often we are admonished to read our Bibles in search of forgiveness, salvation and eternal life.  However, sometimes we can read just for the sheer pleasure of the content.  Some of Paul’s adventures are as exciting as Indiana Jones’.  There are shipwrecks, mob scenes,...

Charles Spurgeon, the great 19th century English preacher, once used the following wonderful story.  It seems a particularly loud-mouthed know-it-all boarded a ship.  After a few days at sea with the obnoxious one telling everyone, even the captain, what to do, a severe storm arose. ...

One evening when my boys were teens, three of us were watching one of them play floor hockey in our college gym.  I never did see what precipitated the fight but the one playing hockey was into it with another player.  I could not believe...