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August 18, 2017

I think that today is a good day to consider not wasting a perfectly good mistake!  And, that statement made me think of cats.  And, this led to an old Gary Larson comic: View post on No caption!  No caption needed!             You have your basic pet store.  You have your basic cat.  You […]

August 17, 2017

I woke up this morning realizing that I am a criminal.             It all happened yesterday. I was heading down to CMC Main and got jammed up coming off the Brookshire; and I accidentally turned right on red at Kenilworth.             I was already past the intersection before I realized that you’re not suppose to […]

August 16, 2017

Have you ever considered that all of us have a past?             Some of my past is fun to remember and relish. I don’t know about you but there are also a few events in my past that I am not particularly proud to admit.             Have you ever said or done something that you […]

August 15, 2017

I have water!             Yesterday, I did not have water. I woke up to no water, then a pencil-thin stream of water then back to no water again.             Facebook said that a water main broke in my neighborhood. Photos showed a literal river in a desert up the street from me.             It is […]

August 9, 2017

Have you ever had a song to stick in your head and just stay there, refusing to leave, playing over and over again?             Well, this happened to me last night as I was trying to sleep. The hymn Mighty Breath of God just kept playing over and over in my mind.             I love […]

August 8, 2017

Let us see now, what do we need to throw away today?             Several months ago, I was reading a book about how Captain James Cook discovered Australia; and, parts of this story made me chuckle. The truth is that the Dutch first discovered the Land Down Under in 1606 and Cook then mapped it in 1770. […]

August 4, 2017

Years ago, I read a humorous quote by author and lecturer Alan Cohen. Cohen wrote, “Lots of people focus on the adage, ‘no pain, no gain.’ For me I would rather prefer, ‘no pain, no pain.’”             I think all of us dream of a pain-free life. When in enough pain, what wouldn’t we do […]

August 3, 2017

This morning I was reading in the book of Acts; and, I had a startling revelation concerning the birth of the Christian faith. You can’t make this stuff up!             The first three individuals who were called to be Christians by God who were not from Jerusalem were not just outsiders!  They were but way-yonder […]

August 2, 2017

Have you ever considered that from a certain point of view, followers of Christ are pioneers?             Every time we turn around it seems, our Lord is asking us to do something new.   Methodist circuit rider preachers back in the day probably never had one single day that was like the one before it. […]

August 1, 2017

So, even after all these years of reading the Bible, it still can rock my world. This morning I was re-reading a text from Genesis, one that I have probably read hundreds of times; and, it spoke to me in a brand new way that made my jaw drop.             No wonder they call it […]

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