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Of all my blessings I count, the richness of having real friends is at the top of the list. At every stage of my life I have been surrounded by people who I would count it a privilege to give life itself.   My dearest one,...

There is a lilac bush in Lancaster, Massachusetts that doesn’t appear to belong to anyone.  There is a bank on one side and a donut shop on the other with an uncared for strip of land in between.  In the midst of the seemingly neglected...

On occasion we have moments of cacophony in our home.  We have a bonging grandfather clock, a clanging antique clock from my wife's grandparents and a chiming clock from my father's mantel.  There are times when they all are wound and set to the same...

When I was a boy my parents bought a new couch.  It was a big deal.  It looked very nice in our living room.  That was part of the problem.  It looked so nice my mother was determined to keep it that way.  To do...

While waiting for a traffic light to turn green I noticed a sign with the big letters, "FREE."  Strewn around it was some of the most despicable junk I had ever seen.  I was hoping others had already taken the things of substance, if there...

I watched a carpenter finish off a project by putting trim around the base of the floor.  He was adding something.  But I thought getting a trim, as in a haircut, was taking something away.  Upon reflection I remembered each December we trim a tree. ...

Philippians two is a wonderful chapter.  In it Paul challenges us to have the mind of Jesus by being humble and obedient.  When he comes to verse fifteen he urges, "become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked...

I just watched a professional basketball player, who makes millions of dollars a year for his skills, consecutively miss two free throws.  I don’t understand that.  But then again I don’t understand the pressure he was under to make those relatively simple tosses.  Psychological pressure...

When astronauts return to earth after an extended stay in space their muscles have to readjust to the downward pull of gravity.  Gravity is what creates weight.  If one wants to weigh half as much, all one needs to do is move to a planet...

During  a stay in the hospital one of the heroes of the past weeks for me was a wonderful Greek lady who was determined to find something I would eat.  Swallowing was very painful, so days went by without my eating.  Three times a day...