When Did Cute Stop Being Cute?

I was rearranging some bookshelves to make room for a few new books when it happened. I was in for a surprise and did not quite know it. There behind some books on my bookshelf was an old family photo album I had not seen in years.

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Discerning Spiritual Warfare

I don’t know what brought you here, but my search has taken on an even rhythm, different from the urgency I once felt. Before, I felt alone but now I know there are so many others who want to return to the Bible and stay with its principles and illustrations Continue reading

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Why Grin When You Can Laugh out Loud

I am of the opinion that standing in line is not a career although I have been so employed most of my life. If it is a career, I am not applying for any employment.

I have searched colleges and universities and have yet to find any of them offering Continue reading

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Christmas Star: Comet or Occultation?

Christmas Star: Comet or Occultation?

 

By David S. Heeren

 

At least two recent studies have resulted in findings favoring the 2 B.C. occultation of the planets Jupiter and Venus as the astral object that has come to be known as the Christmas star. Are these studies credible or Continue reading

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Preparation and execution of my income tax return

April 15th is the time of the year when Americans can communicate with their government. I cannot testify for anyone else, but I look forward to this marvelous opportunity and I am careful not to waste it. This year, for example, so much has happened to me since last year Continue reading

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For some, Easter is a hop and a skip

As may be expected, Easter is one of my favorite holidays. Although I prefer to call it Resurrection Sunday, I am not easily offended by words. Remember the old saying, “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.”

It is amazing to me how some Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Having a “Blessed” Day?

This week I heard of a place that always greeted people with, “Have a blessed day.” I have heard that addressed to me and I have said it back many times. On the surface, this looks like a very wonderful, encouraging and positive thing to do and I am all Continue reading

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It Was Lights Out At The Old Ballgame

baseballSomeone yelling, “Let’s play ball,” officially announces spring. Springtime and baseball seem to go together, as if God created springtime just for the national pastime.

Something about that first baseball game seems to shake away all the gloomy aspects of the past winter. As soon as Old Man Winter strikes Continue reading

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Why Women Live Longer Than Men

There are all kinds of studies out there usually done by people who have nothing more important in the world to do. It is amazing how they come up with these various topics and studies. There must be somebody somewhere, being paid to come up with the most ridiculous studies Continue reading

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How Old Is Too Old?

One of my grandchildren asked me quite a penetrating question this week. Everybody knows how perceptive these little people are, especially when they are around big people. I am all for questions and answering questions and that sort of thing. Sometimes, however, the question crosses the wrong line.

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Born with a Screwdriver in My Hand

Some people understand compliments and take them as they come. Other people, like myself, wouldn’t know a compliment if it hit them in the face like a pie.

For a long time I had been under the impression my wife was giving me compliments. It takes a husband a long Continue reading

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Any Day without Snow is a Good Day

An ongoing conversation, let’s call it a conversation, has been persisting between me and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. To say it is one-sided is, well, let me say, well, it is one-sided. However, that is beside the point.

All summer long, I was explaining why global warming was Continue reading

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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

This year I celebrate another birthday. I hate to say it, but this is getting rather monotonous. Every year I celebrate my birthday. Of course, when the year comes around with no birthday to celebrate everybody will know what has happened.

The only thing I am wrestling with is which Continue reading

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A Box of Valentine Chocolates Never Misses Its Target

I spent a few very profitable hours searching for a special box of Valentine chocolates. After all, that special person in my life deserves all the time I can spare in choosing the right box of chocolate.

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TORTILLA CHIP BAIT

096I’m not joking around here.  Tortilla chips can be used as bait.  Possibly any chip, potato or chocolate in make, and other varieties of crumbs, segments, or particles of food make great bait when you own pets.  My dog Scooter is just old.  I mean he is so old that Continue reading

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