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Shocked again.  Sunday I saw a man and woman with a small boy walk out of a Denny's without paying.  What I saw today put spoiled icing on the rotten cake. Coming to a red light at a busy intersection I was watching young people with...

I spent considerable time this evening looking for my glasses.  I scanned my desk where they were supposed to be.  I went to my bedside table.  I checked the bathroom and the kitchen.  I tried retracing my steps from the time I came home from...

Some people call them résumés and some call them vitas.  They are similar.  Basically they are a brief account of somebody’s life.  Usually they are put together in an effort to impress us into giving the author a job.  Often they are amusing to read,...

While waiting for a waitress I watched a young man service one of those big glass boxes with a large claw that sells you a chance to snag a stuffed toy.   I was intrigued that he did not just randomly toss in a new supply...

I'm sitting here watching a mosquito buzz about my computer screen.  It is only a matter of seconds now until he discovers me sitting so very close. I'm a nice 98.6 degree warm juicy meal. I have been known to let them eat while I...

There is no question about whether or not Paul believed in predestination. Just read the first few verses of Ephesians 1.  There you will read the "Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:...

Last semester I overhead two theology majors discussing the physical features of the cross of Jesus.  One had taken the position that Jesus' nailed feet were only a foot above the ground while the other took the more traditional view that His nailed feet were...

I, along with hundreds of millions of us, am cautiously breathing with more ease now that the blown out well in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be plugged abating a potential Revelationish plague.  We are being reminded that now that the flow has ceased...

While it is true that birds of a feather do flock together it is also true that flocking together alters our feathers.   Our norms, our standards of what is acceptable, our eating habits, our standards of beauty, our vocabulary and our attitudes toward right and...

I saw the strangest thing this evening.  I was standing at the condiment counter at a McDonalds beside a fairly nicely dressed elderly man who was stuffing his pockets full of those little packets of ketchup, mustard and relish.  Looking right at him I said,...