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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...

We have a flock of gold finches that are just tanking on our thistle feeders.  For days now they have devoured so many Nyjer seeds we have to refill them every day.   While I am happy to provide sustenance to these lovely creatures I fear...

This morning I watched a 7th grade math teacher instruct her students how to solve a ratio/proportion problem using an algorithm.  At the end of the lesson, after the students were gone, I mentioned that there is a much easier way to solve the problem. ...

On the way into the Kodak Theater for the Academy Awards people dressed in their finest walked the red carpet, being interviewed for their moment in the spotlight.  Robin Roberts from ABC was one of the interviewers and when referring to their clothes she said...

Most commentaries list about 32 -35 miracles of Jesus.  But we should not forget such interesting verses as Matthew 4:23, “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.”  And...

The King James Version renders Exodus 20:5 as follows, “I the LORD thy God am a jealous God.”  I remember sitting in church reading my Bible, often it was much more interesting than the sermon.  I was puzzled by this verse.  I thought, “Wow, that’s...

It is an outrageous thing to be a teacher.  It assumes that someone knows something others don’t know.  That is not so difficult to conceive when someone knows how to read or do math, but once we advance past the fundamentals it isn’t so clear-cut....