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January 14, 2020

   There is an elephant in the room. There is also a body lying flattened in the center of this room. Even an untrained glance suggests that the deceased man was crushed by something heavy. Detectives busily comb the room for clues to lead them to the killer. They...

January 7, 2020

   Some things seem contradictory. For example, a baseball coach once said, “Half this game is ninety percent mental." Maybe you can explain that to me.

   Another conundrum people have been trying to make sense of for centuries is how spiritual growth takes place....

December 31, 2019

  But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

  A well-traveled, anonymous list poses some lighthearted lessons that we might learn from Noah.  Among them: Don't miss the boat; Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark; Stay fit. When you're 600 years old,...

December 17, 2019

   From barren to birth – this is one of God’s specialties.

   Do you ever feel barren? Like your life is not really producing anything? That you aren’t really alive, just going through the motions? The problem isn’t new, nor is the solution.

   Abraham, a lead...

December 10, 2019

   Is there a war brewing at the North Pole over a controversial decision by a not-so-jolly St. Nick? The following comes from reputable news sources:

   No more cognac, Rolex watches, cigarettes, artwork, expensive cars, Harley Davidson motorcycles or even persona...

December 3, 2019

   A big, stocky guy pulled a sharp blade, slashed a three-inch gash in me, and made off with a bunch of my money. I appreciate what he did; he’s my surgeon.

   A large number of Americans apparently would agree that a surgeon’s knife is a good thing. Approximately...

November 26, 2019

 A policeman was interviewing a man whose store had just been robbed. Everything was taken.

   “It’s bad,” said the owner, “but I’m thankful that he robbed me today instead of yesterday.”

   “Why is that?” the policeman asked.

   “Because today everything was ma...

November 19, 2019

 I apologize to my finger – specifically my flexor digitorum profundus. For decades, I ignored it and took it for granted. In fact, I didn’t even know its name until a few years ago. I certainly didn’t realize how important it is, and for that, I am sorry.

   In case,...

November 12, 2019

   We are waterers.  

   For as longs as humans have been planting crops, we have found ways to water those plants to keep them healthy. In 2013, approximately $2.64 billion was spent on irrigation facilities and equipment on U.S. farms. That doesn’t...