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The worship hour at my church begins with the ringing of the church bell. However, as we waited this past weekend all was silent.  The bell ringer got more than he expected.  Instead of a pleasant vibrant sound filling the sanctuary he got a cascade of...

Don't you hate it when one of your favorite stores closes down?  We had a feed store in town that creaked with old age.  The wooden floors squeaked and groaned as we wandered about wondering about all the interesting farm things.  It wasn't as if...

Late this afternoon over thirty ladies gathered in my home to gift shower a soon to be mom. Sneaking off to the upper portions of the house I sequestered myself in an old rocking chair with a good book.  However, I continued to hear sounds from...

Apparently I inadvertently clicked on the wrong something because suddenly my PC had a little balloon start popping up every few seconds telling me there was a security threat to my computer data.  After a few pops it then opened windows on the screen that...

Do you ever open the refrigerator door and just stare?   You already know what isn't in there because an hour ago you opened it and stared. There was nothing in it then and now it is as if by some miracle something yummy got in...

One of the most misused verses of Scripture is Romans 8:28.  "We know that all things work together for good to them that love God."   Terrible things happen and people often use this verse in the context of the horror being God's will. Unwittingly they imply...

When I was a little boy my pastor told us the story from Exodus 5 where the evil pharaoh responded to Moses' request for a holiday by ordering that the children of Israel no longer be provided straw for the brick making. However, they still...

We received a package. We could not tell from the outside information who sent it.  Inside on top of packing was an envelope with my wife's three-letter name. Instantly she said, "It's from Patty."   I was amazed. It is not that she receives something from Patty on...

Because next week is exam week I spent the day writing finals.  Exams are interesting.  One can quickly write an exam but that usually produces long tedious grading. One can put in lots of time writing an exam and then it is usually quickly graded.  I'm...

When we are very small we are good because being bad results in pain or loss.  Unfortunately some people never change their reason for being good. Fortunately some people learn to be good for the sake of love.  They do not want to disappoint those...