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Elementary school teachers tell me they know when the weather is about to change.  They don’t need a barometer because the children get fidgety.   I wonder if that is also true with dogs.  Our weatherman is telling us a large storm is heading our way...

Daniel is the only significant Bible character for whom we have no mention of his personal failures.   Then I remember that it was Daniel who wrote the book of Daniel.  Perhaps his failure to mention any personal fault was his personal fault.  However, I should...

My wife came home with the words that every man wants to hear.  “The car is making a strange noise when I turn.”   Now being male, (just by genetic endowments all men immediately know what is wrong with a car) I headed for the garage...

I have never been to the Holy Land.  Through the years I have resisted the urging of friends to accompany them on a tour of walking where Jesus walked.  It is a desire to allow my imagined vision of Galilee and Jerusalem to remain intact. ...

Can you believe it?  I was ten miles away from home and I threw away my car keys.  I had not eaten since breakfast.  No, it wasn’t 9:30 A.M.  It was 3 P.M.  I was driving past the Taco Bell where we usually ate lunch...

There is something very tempting about completely adopting a completely logical frame of mind that only relates to that which can be proven scientifically.  For several hundred years the scientific method has served us well; with it we have unsecreted knowledge and built modernity.  Our...

There was an inscription on the inner wall of the temple forbidding any other than a Jew to pass inside on the pain of death.  Jewish midwives were forbidden to aid any woman but a Jew lest they were responsible for bringing another gentile into...

There are three different values for your home.  There is the market value; for how much can you sell it.  This is based on the selling prices of the other homes in your neighborhood and the size and condition comparison with those homes.  Then there...

It is difficult to find a more powerful passage in Scripture than Ephesians 2. “God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we  were dead in sins. . .”  Somewhere in our youth we lose our innocence. ...

It finally snowed here in New England.  We’ve had barely a flake from November first until now.  It’s a heavy snow and the city snowplow built quite a barrier across the end of our driveway.  Grabbing the snow shovel I headed out to the barrier...