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It just occurred to me that Jesus’ story of the wise man who built his house upon the rock is the same story as the three little pigs.  Instead of the floods coming up it’s the big bad wolf blowing lots of hot air.  It...

The Grammy Awards remind us of how important music is to us.  It can make us cry or fill us with overwhelming joy.  Surely there hasn’t been or isn’t a culture anywhere that does not have its music.  Billions of dollars are spent each year...

Our storm has begun. As I sit down to write fine tiny crystals of snow are decorating the curled rhododendron outside our front windows.  The mountain across the road has disappeared behind a wall of white. Outside the back windows four doves have yet to...

I’m sitting here with a piece from a jigsaw puzzle I picked up off the street while walking my lab this afternoon.   Somewhere in my neighborhood there is a puzzle that cannot be finished because I have the missing piece. There are so many theological...

Like most American cities Leominster, Massachusetts is a rich blend of a variety of cultures and occasionally there are some misunderstandings as each group makes adjustments to accommodate the others.  The more we understand each other the more we live in harmony.  Nothing causes more...

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”  “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: . .”  “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”  In...

One of our friends invited us to his high school drama production.  Each year he works diligently with his students preparing a really great production.  We went a bit early to be sure to get good seats.  We need not have hurried.  When we walked...

On our way to Philadelphia we came up behind a car being very poorly driven.  The driver changed lanes several times without signaling and when we passed him he was on his cell-phone.  The real surprise was the business name on the side of the...

For four million dollars we could have purchased thirty seconds of airtime to advertise whatever we like during this year’s Super Bowl.  When someone spends that much they definitely want to maximize the experience with the most creative and interesting advertising possible.  Or to put...

Our brains are most amazing memory organs.  From the moment we are born, daily it stores billions of bits of data.  The challenge of those first years is for our brains to sort the enormous intake.  Little by little as the years go by it...