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I was sitting in a beautiful church.  I could not imagine what it cost. The pipe organ alone cost more than most church buildings.  The stained glass windows were awesome.  Each window told a Bible story.  And yet as I left I was uninspired.  The...

Life is full of surprises.  We don't always get what we expected.  A couple of months ago we went to the local shelter and brought home a pretty black lab puppy or so we thought.  As she has matured we noticed her behavior is not...

I watched a lady this afternoon walking her toddler.  He was on a leash, just like a dog.  At first I mentally objected but the longer I thought about it, it seemed like a really good idea.  He might as well get used to it...

We all know “utopia” is an imaginary place where everything is perfect.  “Dystopia” is just the opposite.  It is an imaginary place where everything is dysfunctional like Lucifer’s kingdom. I was tempted to say that this world is dystopia.  If I focus on the world...

Amos is called a minor prophet.  He is called that because his book is small.   However, his message is huge and just as appropriate today as it was hundreds of years before Jesus was born.  The heart of his message comes in chapter five.   Speaking...

I am sitting here looking at a photo of a spokesperson for a hair-care company giving one million dollars worth of PRODUCT to a mission for the homeless in LA.  I am trying not to be cynical about the value of this gift as I...

I sometimes wish life was as easy to sort out as it is in the old-time westerns when the good guys wore white hats.  I very much doubt there is much of a market for white hats.  Good historians, those dedicated to seeing through our...

When I was a very little boy, before we moved to the country, we lived in a city row house with just enough room between the house beside us to accommodate a walkway and a small patch of ground.   The patch had no grass. It...

If you are like me most of the disputes in which we are involved occur because of misunderstandings.  Sometimes we mistakenly misspeak and before we have an opportunity to rectify it, it has been taken negatively by another and we are off to the races. ...

In 1940 Woody Guthrie was tired of hearing Kate Smith sing “God Bless America”, so he wrote “This Land Is Your Land.”   He recorded it four years later.  It has become one of our more famous folk songs.  But, other than Mr. Guthrie, who said...