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Today was a sleepy day in New England.  It rained most of the day and the temp never went above the mid fifties.  As hard as I tried I couldn’t keep my students awake.  They settled into their chairs and within a few minutes their...

If it has been a while since you have read Psalm 103 I would like to recommend it for your devotion today.  Read it slowly. This has to be one of the richest lists of blessings we can find anywhere.  Allow me to list some...

In one of my psych classes today we confronted the issue of our human tendency not to accept blame even in the face of our failures.  Noble Adam was quick to blame both God and Eve for his failure.  “The woman, you gave me, she...

One of my students from Jamaica cannot pronounce my name.  As hard as she tries she can’t get her tongue between her teeth at the necessary instant.  When we are born we can learn any language and any sound but as the years wane so...

Last evening my wife and I went for supper at a place that features local musicians.   When we entered there was a small group performing that included a female singer.  She had a terrific voice but was a bit difficult to watch.  Her facial expressions...

By now I'm sure many of you have seen Alex Trebek selling Colonial Penn Life Insurance.   In small print at the bottom of the screen are the words "Compensated Endorser."  "That's me," I thought.  "Compensated Endorser."  For over twenty years I have been attempting to...

It's fantastic to live in a community with people who care.  This evening we were unaware that the thunderstorm heading our way housed a tornado.   That is we were unaware until friends south of us who were watching television saw the threat to us.  Our...

A few Christmases ago my sister gave me a really nice comfortable sweater.  I truly like it and wear it on these cool autumn days.  Yesterday in one of my morning undergrad classes one of my students made reference to my ugly sweater.  I really...

Zophar the Naamathite had grown tired of Job’s complaints and broke his silence by saying, “Can thou by searching find out God?”  Since the beginning of time man has been in search of God and all we came up with is pitiful reflections of ourselves. ...

I’m sitting here looking at the current issue of Popular Mechanics.  The cover “grab your attention headline” is 20 Bold Ideas that will change the world; quake proof buildings, cheap solar power, finding water on the moon, curing cancer with laser, cars that drive themselves. ...