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I have this friend who is really a nice guy and really loves the Lord.  He is anxious for Jesus to return.  It seems that it should not be difficult to be around such a dedicated person.  But it is difficult.  Because he believes the...

I spent a quiet weekend with Isaiah.  The imagery of his prose is powerful.  As I read I realized how proper we have become in our puritanical church vocabulary.  English provides us with ample synonyms that we might soften the prophet’s language with acceptable verbiage. ...

Can you spell “chionablepsia?”  How about “schwanoma?”  Now you can because you can see the word.   However in a National Spelling Bee you do not have the luxury of seeing them.  You would only hear the words from an official pronouncer.  The first word means...

I was fascinated today when I asked an extremely well educated man to read a few sentences from John Dewey, twentieth century American philosopher and educational reformer from the university of Chicago and Columbia.  Before reading the passage he asked, “Who is John Dewey?”  I...

A special tribute to my dear Jazz who closed her eyes for the last time today.  See you and Roger in heaven.  By Ian on September 7, 2021 Happy Birthday to my dog who keeps me safe from rabbits, skunks and foremost the mailman.  She is...

Very often we hear parents say they want to do well so they can give their children the things they, the parents, did not have.  Usually when said they are referring to material items they want for their children and the struggles of life they...

I begin with a quote from Shakespeare instead of Jesus or Paul.  It is from Romeo and Juliet whose families saw only wrong in each other.  “A plague on both your houses.” This is the season for half-truths.  Could the speakers, defenders and promoters of their...

“A huge crowd kept following him wherever he went, because they saw his miraculous signs as he healed the sick.” John 6:2.  So they asked him, "What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do?” ...

I had never seen a “Code I” before last week.  I was in a first grade observing a student teacher when suddenly over the intercom came the words, “Code I.”  Instantly the teacher hurried to lock the classroom door and turn off the light.  As...

In order to put a new timing belt in my car the mechanic had to remove the front bumper assembly.  Upon putting it back in place it is now necessary to drive it sixty or so miles before the onboard computers can calibrate distances required...