Growth

The power of a whiffle ball bat

How Gary Larson’s mind works baffles me. He is the creator of The Far Side, a cartoon series that was syndicated internationally to more than 1,900 newspapers, I still chuckle daily reading his 2021 calendar. One panel cartoon showed a picture of some tough guys holding a child’s whiffle ball bat. They’re surrounding some dude saying,…

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My lost phone

Here’s a question to ponder. “How do you deal with loss?” When you move into a new home, there is a common thread everyone experiences. “Where did I pack my ________? You find yourself tearing into every box until it’s found. You’re on a mission and nothing will satisfy you until you find what was…

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The Rest of the Story

Paul Harvey was an American radio broadcaster. His program News and Comment reached as many as 24 million people each week. Harvey was best known for his famous The Rest of the Story segments. According to Wikipedia, these segments consisted of stories presented as little-known facts on a variety of subjects. But what kept your attention until the end…

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Infections

It’s a bit of a “rite of passage” to get stitches. I’ve had my fair share. I’m sure you have too. It is such an incredible thing to realize that our bodies have a built-in repair system. This is true on so many levels. Break a bone…it heals itself. Eat three-day-old potato salad…our body rejects…

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Book titles

Did you know that books in the United States can have the same title, even though they are different books with different authors and different content? In other words, titles cannot be copyrighted. Therefore, two or more books can have the same title. That was a little factoid I didn’t know. Here’s how I found this out. I…

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Goose egg

First Corinthians 13 is a chapter in the New Testament that is not understood nearly as well as people think. It’s called the “Love Chapter” of the Bible. But here’s the deal, people usually read it out of context. Context is the most important tool to be used for understanding the scriptures. At least that’s…

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All You Need is Love

At the height of “Beatlemania”, the Beatles contributed a new song to the first live global television link call “Our World.”. The song title was “All You Need is Love.” It was released in 1967.  It has very simple lyrics and a simple message. Love. I don’t know about you, but simple messages are particularly…

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Active Ignorance

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and statesman in the 1800s. I ran across this quotation from him that sparked some interesting thinking especially in light of the tumultuous days we’re living in. He said, “There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance.” Active ignorance implies taking something into your mind, and actively using, information that is…

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The REAL definition of HOPE

Hope is such an awesome thing. We can’t live without it. It is the theme of the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. Our hope in God our Creator and hope of a future in God our Redeemer. But hope is misunderstood today and I don’t want you to miss this. Hope today is defined as…

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Age is only a number

Want an intriguing question? “How old would you be if you didn’t know when you were born?” See, our age points back to a birth certificate and some testimony of others, because you and I can’t remember our birth. I mean, we were there for sure, but you don’t remember the event. Perhaps, you listen…

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