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At one time our son’s office was in a high-rise in southern Connecticut looking down on I-95.  One day on our way to Philadelphia my wife texted him that we would be coming by his building in a few minutes.   As we came in sight...

My barber startled me today.  She said, “I’ve been praying for you.”  Though she has been cutting my hair for years I really don’t know her other than her name and the usual niceties of conversation.  However, other than shaking hands with people, she is...

I heard someone say God speaks and things come into being.  They used Psalm 33:6, “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.”  It is a beautiful text written in marvelous...

Some of my favorite things are afternoon shadows on snow.  Gray imitations of the real are cast upon the snow accentuating the whiteness of the ground cover.  Shadows like all things come in many forms.  Some shadows are depressing as they hide reality.  Some shadows...

When Abraham Lincoln was a young man he feared there was nothing left on “the field of glory”.  Washington, Jefferson, Madison and the others had done the great work of establishing our nation and the rest of us will spend our days doing lesser things. ...

Our dog tries to be a good dog.  When there is food in the room, she patiently waits.  Often she gives us that tilted head sad-eyed look pretending to be a poor starving waif.  It works.  It has to be tough to be a dog. ...

Gloucester, Massachusetts is America’s oldest seaport.  One of its main points of interest is the famous statue of a fisherman guiding his ship through a storm. It is dedicated to the more than 10,000 fishermen from Gloucester that have been lost at sea.  It is...

Before being taken into the operating room for my knee replacement I asked someone why they were giving me a particularly large looking shot.  He said, “This is just in case you wake up during the surgery you will not remember it.”  Wow.  That was...

Most likely all of us have wondered about the reduced power of the modern Christian Church.  We have to admit we do not (despite the claims of TV evangelists) perform great miracles like Jesus’ disciples did in the Book of Acts. Perhaps the new Dodge Charger...

There was a cardinal at our bird feeder this morning with snow on its back.  The snow must have been frozen on because it did not fall off as the cardinal flew back and forth from a branch to the feeder.  It was an unnecessary...