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In the midst of yet another winter storm, eighty miles away from where the Pilgrims landed in 1620, I sit behind double-paned windows nourished and warm.  That first winter here was so harsh for the Pilgrims half of them perished before spring.   I know my...

It’s Patriots Day in Massachusetts.  It’s a day more noted for the Boston Marathon than the farmers at Concord Bridge.  Over a half million people will watch either from roadsides or their televisions as 26,000 plus runners will challenge themselves to complete a lifelong goal. ...

My car needed a new rear window wiper.   When I looked in the mirror I saw a stray strip of rubber swinging back and forth.   Sometimes life works because just then an auto parts store came into view.    It gets even better.  After I purchased...

One of the things I love about where I live is there are no street lights.  On moonless nights when I stand in my front yard the only manmade lights I see are the occasionally passing jets on their way to Boston.  The other lights...

Children love to taunt each other with “I’ve got a secret.”  Secrets are fun to hear and fun to tell.  They spark our curiosity and whet our appetites to know whatever the hidden information might be.  The Bible contains secrets. According to Deuteronomy 34:6 the...

Peter and John were able to get into the courtyard during Jesus’ trial that fateful Thursday night.  The horror of the incredible abuse being heaped upon Jesus filled them with almost uncontrollable emotions.  How could it be happening?  This was their Messiah.  He silenced furious...

If our household is in anyway normal Americans are recycling more than we are trashing.  At least it appears that way by the fullness of our trash container verses our recycling container.  While recycling might seem to be a product of the last decade or...

Both Margaret Thacker and Annette Funicello have passed away.  One is known for her iron-like leadership of Great Britain for eleven years.  The other is known for her wholesome Mickey Mouse Club/Disney beach movies of the 60’s.  Could any two people be more different?  Yet...

Do you remember playing with maple tree seeds when you were a kid?  Do you remember tossing them as high as possible to watch them twirl like helicopters as they fell back to earth?  Windy days were the best because you could throw handfuls into...

In our home in Africa my wife heard our littlest calling from outside “nake nake.”  Looking out the window she saw him running across the yard, not away from, but after a snake.  Before she could get outside she saw one of our students, who...