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Recently I have been trying to hone my birding skills by learning bird songs.   I figure I can go birding by sitting in a folding chair and just listening.  Once I hear and identify a bird call I can add it to my day's list. ...

I've been carrying my cell phone in a leather holder on my belt.  It is very convenient. It works well.  However, I notice when I get close to my computer the computer starts making a faint buzzing sound.  The cell phone is emitting some kind...

I have a kaleidoscope on my mantel.  Occasionally when I think of it I put it up to my eye, point it at a light and ever so slowly watch the ever-changing, never alike scenes.  It reminds me of our lives.  Ever so slowly we...

In the late 1940's there were several shoe stores in downtown Harrisburg, Pa.  It was a long time before indoor shopping malls. I loved getting on the bus and going downtown.  At Christmas time we would stand in the snowy slush on the sidewalks and...

I am surrounded by great friends and people who are very Biblically literate.  Some time ago I wrote about misspoken truth.  I mentioned that even though I did not think there was a Scripture verse proposing that our Heavenly Father loved us as much as...

The Bible I read from to begin my classes is getting a bit frayed on the edges.  A few years ago I did a homemade rebinding job on it that has worked very well.  It was a gift from some special friends so I am...

Every once in a while I come upon a text that overwhelms me.  It is as if God secretly altered His Word one night while I slept.  Suddenly one morning every Bible has a verse never before seen by men.  Obviously I am being very...

I dropped my camera over the weekend.   It was less than a two-foot fall and when I picked it up there was no visible damage.  Not a scratch anywhere, but then I turned it on.  The picture screen looked like a giant black spider was...

One of the writing assignments for my Introduction to Psychology course is a five-page autobiography.  Since few of us know the truth about ourselves it is most interesting to see what nineteen-year-olds have to say about themselves.  Last semester I received one paper filled with...

Jesus' brother James asked a question most everyone would respond to with a hearty "Yes."  He asked in chapter three, "Do you want to be counted wise?" * He then goes on to tell us how.  "Let him show by good conduct that his works...