One word at a time

One word at a time

How fond are you of statistics? For me, after two or three pie charts or percentages, my head starts spinning and the numbers blur. So, just one set for today: ‘How many words are there in the English language?’ According to one source, there are more than a million...
Not the bench press type

Not the bench press type

It was just a quippy puzzle in a newspaper, but a voice, familiar and non-judgmental, challenged me to take a closer look at my solved riddle. It read something like this: ‘What do you call people with great power who are too lazy to do anything with it?’ The answer:...
Not a Brain Surgeon? Not a Problem!

Not a Brain Surgeon? Not a Problem!

I won’t overly burden you with my current reading, which is a 462-page book on the brain and the importance of interhemispheric information transfer facilitated by the corpus callosum. Plus, you may not have a burning desire to be informed about the brain’s...
No tents, please!

No tents, please!

As it turns out, Camp Wildwood is aptly named. It was my first retreat at the church-sponsored facility and it was intriguing to be there after all the fun stories I’d heard. The check-in began at 3 PM and allowed plenty of time to find (just a tiny, twenty-minute...
God Does Windows!

God Does Windows!

Talk about things hidden in plain sight! There it was! As the sun tilted its way across the western sky, it was pouring golden light through the full-length living room window. How many times it had done this without notice I’ve not calculated, but on this fateful...
More than Eyes have Seen

More than Eyes have Seen

As you are traveling the 13-mile stretch of highway – a tunnel carved through the solid rock of the Swiss Alps – you might wonder at this crazy feat of engineering. If you are ever privileged to be present at a NASA rocket launch, and feel the earth...
What do you know?

What do you know?

It might happen during spring cleaning, or when you move to a new house, or like now, whensummer clothes get put away to make room for heavier, winter wear. You ‘discover’possessions you had previously known. Sometimes they are like happy accidents, items feelingbrand...
Oktoberfest in Church??

Oktoberfest in Church??

21st  Century culture, to followers of Jesus, is intense, Scripture-revealing and prophecy-fulfilling, and calls for us to dig deeply into Truth, not looking to the left or to the right. Martin Luther’s 16th Century lyrics (shockingly, back in the day, set to a...
On to victory!

On to victory!

“It’s just a game.” Those were the words meant to reassure me on the rare occasion when I was being reluctantly recruited to play neighborhood baseball (they were extremely rare and you will soon enough understand the reason). I quickly experienced the sharp pain of...
Need a break?

Need a break?

The widespread appeal of luxury holiday resorts, Caribbean cruises, and spa retreats is that no effort needs to be expended on meal planning, cleaning, organizing outings, overcoming glitches in the schedule – it’s all included. There are no meetings to host or...

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