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In Romans 1 Paul speaks of knowing God by seeing the things He has made.  In Hebrews 1 he speaks of knowing God through the ultimate revelation – Jesus.  In Ezekiel 36 we read, “I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to...

Three times today I heard the word “gorgeous.”   My dictionary tells me it means “outstandingly beautiful or very pleasant.”  The first time was at dawn as we rose above the earth in a hot-air balloon.  It was stunningly clear.  We could see Boston, the Atlantic...

My dog is lying beside me and a low deep guttural sound is emanating from somewhere deep in her.  Sometimes this happens when she is dreaming but she is not dreaming. She is sensing something outside that I do not. I have come to respect...

I have this friend who is really a nice guy and really loves the Lord.  He is anxious for Jesus to return.  It seems that it should not be difficult to be around such a dedicated person.  But it is difficult.  Because he believes the...

I spent a quiet weekend with Isaiah.  The imagery of his prose is powerful.  As I read I realized how proper we have become in our puritanical church vocabulary.  English provides us with ample synonyms that we might soften the prophet’s language with acceptable verbiage. ...

Can you spell “chionablepsia?”  How about “schwanoma?”  Now you can because you can see the word.   However in a National Spelling Bee you do not have the luxury of seeing them.  You would only hear the words from an official pronouncer.  The first word means...

I was fascinated today when I asked an extremely well educated man to read a few sentences from John Dewey, twentieth century American philosopher and educational reformer from the university of Chicago and Columbia.  Before reading the passage he asked, “Who is John Dewey?”  I...

A special tribute to my dear Jazz who closed her eyes for the last time today.  See you and Roger in heaven.  By Ian on September 7, 2021 Happy Birthday to my dog who keeps me safe from rabbits, skunks and foremost the mailman.  She is...

Very often we hear parents say they want to do well so they can give their children the things they, the parents, did not have.  Usually when said they are referring to material items they want for their children and the struggles of life they...

I begin with a quote from Shakespeare instead of Jesus or Paul.  It is from Romeo and Juliet whose families saw only wrong in each other.  “A plague on both your houses.” This is the season for half-truths.  Could the speakers, defenders and promoters of their...