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I have a kaleidoscope on my mantel.  Occasionally when I think of it I put it up to my eye, point it at a light and ever so slowly watch the ever-changing, never alike scenes.  It reminds me of our lives.  Ever so slowly we...

In the late 1940's there were several shoe stores in downtown Harrisburg, Pa.  It was a long time before indoor shopping malls. I loved getting on the bus and going downtown.  At Christmas time we would stand in the snowy slush on the sidewalks and...

I am surrounded by great friends and people who are very Biblically literate.  Some time ago I wrote about misspoken truth.  I mentioned that even though I did not think there was a Scripture verse proposing that our Heavenly Father loved us as much as...

The Bible I read from to begin my classes is getting a bit frayed on the edges.  A few years ago I did a homemade rebinding job on it that has worked very well.  It was a gift from some special friends so I am...

Every once in a while I come upon a text that overwhelms me.  It is as if God secretly altered His Word one night while I slept.  Suddenly one morning every Bible has a verse never before seen by men.  Obviously I am being very...

I dropped my camera over the weekend.   It was less than a two-foot fall and when I picked it up there was no visible damage.  Not a scratch anywhere, but then I turned it on.  The picture screen looked like a giant black spider was...

One of the writing assignments for my Introduction to Psychology course is a five-page autobiography.  Since few of us know the truth about ourselves it is most interesting to see what nineteen-year-olds have to say about themselves.  Last semester I received one paper filled with...

Jesus' brother James asked a question most everyone would respond to with a hearty "Yes."  He asked in chapter three, "Do you want to be counted wise?" * He then goes on to tell us how.  "Let him show by good conduct that his works...

II Corinthians 5 closes with Paul pleading to us to claim the wondrous gift God is offering us.  He points out that God has already done everything necessary for our salvation.  Paul implores us to do it.   He wrote, "We are ambassadors for Christ, as...

One of my students told me a harrowing tale of taking a shower and going blind. Almost immediately after turning on the water everything went foggy and white. Gasping in fear she raised her hands to her eyes only to discover she had gotten into...