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I received a call today from a friend asking if he could submit my name for a reference.   He is hoping for a new position.  Giving references is a strange custom.  No one in their right mind would submit the name of someone they thought...

We received a letter today from friends who just drove from California to Alaska.  Their letter was filled with tales of wild animals.  They saw moose, caribou, stone sheep, bison, porcupines, eagles and a lynx.  They had a grand time and reading about it was...

I have come to believe it is possible to spin any position into the opposite of what it really is.  Depending upon what we want to believe we carefully select words to create fantasies about those whom we either do not like or with those...

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...