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If we have been hurt, but don't know we were hurt, have we really been hurt? Many years ago I was the pastor in a small southern town.  Pastors were paid according to some sophisticated cost of living scale that pertained to where the pastor lived. ...

With very little speech occurring I sat at the kitchen counter this evening and watched my wife prepare our light supper.  One of life's great pleasures is watching someone you love.  If being apart from a loved one and not being able to see them...

It was time for a new tube of toothpaste.  Being a skinflint I had squeezed every possible bit of white stuff out of the old tube.  After taking the cap off the new tube there was yet a foil seal to be removed.  I pulled...

This evening I heard a very interesting advertisement for an upcoming show. Tune in next Monday night for a surprise visit from (blank).  They mentioned the name of someone famous.  You can fill in the blank with any name you want.  The name wasn't important. ...

I had the wonderful privilege of being the recipient of a major trove of marvelous old books from a pastor’s library.  His widow saw to it that I received the gems.  I am most grateful. The few I already had have gone to the eager...

On occasion it is good to reflect upon the good things God gives us.  It is even good to repeat something if it was very special.  About fifteen years ago I told the following story which occurred about thirty years ago.  It is time for...

For about two or three weeks we had workmen doing home repairs and some remodeling in the kitchen.  We have been in this home now for sixteen years and it was time to give it some tender loving care.  Three of the workmen were a...

If you are looking a bit haggard in the morning, if the bags under your eyes seem just a bit droopier and darker, if those once wonderful smile lines have become deep crevices, I have a verse for you.   It is 2 Corinthians 4:16.  “....

I have a friend who recently took a standardized test and received a perfect score in the math section.  That’s not supposed to happen.  If one receives a perfect score that means the person was not tested to his limits.  We don’t know how much...

In preparation for a coming weekend retreat for our administrators I am reading a very fine book on leadership.  The book is designed to instill in corporate leaders the importance of such vital concepts of gifts of love, power, significance and authorship.  The author’s goal...