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According to I Corinthians 9:5 Peter’s wife traveled with him on his missionary travels.  It raises lots of questions such as where was she when Herod put Peter in prison as mentioned in Acts 12.  Was she by chance at the home of John Mark’s...

I have a student who did not know about the 2009 jetliner miracle on the Hudson.  He claims he never heard the name “Captain Sullenberger.”  He is not a recent arrival to America.  He was born and raised here.  I think that is why he...

In a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals a fan rushed onto the field and attacked the umpire.  While it is true that we sometimes say, “Kill the ump” we are never serious!  It is all part of the baseball...

One of the funeral homes in our little city has the following sign by the street where its driveway begins.  “Funeral Home.  Not a thruway.”  Right they are.  It’s not a thruway it’s a dead end.  The guest of honor never leaves alive.  But wait. ...

Tucked away in many closets and cupboards are stacks of old table games: Monopoly, Careers, Candyland, Memory, Mastermind and others.  The sight of them often brings memories of eager little ones begging for someone to play with them.  Ah, the fine art of playing games...

There is a place called Means Dry Lake in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.  Each February off-road racers gather to ply their skills at driving over huge rocks without breaking their cars.  An issue at the race is cell phone service. It is very...

It happens occasionally and recently was one of those days.  Someone in a race cheated by taking a shortcut.  The King of the Hammers is an off-road race in the Mojave Desert and the first place winner in his class of cars took a detour...

If you want a visual of Luke 15:7 where Jesus talks about rejoicing in heaven when a sinner repents, just watch one program of American Idol when the person auditioning wins the opportunity to go to the next level.   While the winner is excited, it...

In the midst of yet another winter storm, eighty miles away from where the Pilgrims landed in 1620, I sit behind double-paned windows nourished and warm.  That first winter here was so harsh for the Pilgrims half of them perished before spring.   I know my...

It’s Patriots Day in Massachusetts.  It’s a day more noted for the Boston Marathon than the farmers at Concord Bridge.  Over a half million people will watch either from roadsides or their televisions as 26,000 plus runners will challenge themselves to complete a lifelong goal. ...