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The Final Solution

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

As an avid reader, I have always been a fan of the great detective, Sherlock Holmes, the literary creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I eagerly read — and watched film versions — of how he observed, made deductions, and uncovered crimes … Read more

Last Will And Testament

Saturday, June 18, 2022

"This is the last will and testament of me, in this city, in this province or state, dated this day. … I hereby revoke all wills and codicils previously made by me." If you recognize these words, you have written, benefited from, or … Read more

Is It Time Yet?

Saturday, June 11, 2022

It is normal to anticipate something that may or may not happen. That happening may be something that we want or something that we dread. There is a famous quotation, attributed to Benjamin Franklin in 1789: "In this life, nothing is … Read more

A Guilty Conscience

Friday, June 3, 2022

Imagine the face of the family dog, caught red-pawed doing something that it knows is wrong, rolling eyes, hunched shoulders, tail tucked between its legs, all signs of guilt and an anxious pup! It's funny to watch; it makes me laugh, even … Read more

A Living Will

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Conversations in a physician's waiting room can be interesting and run the gamut. As my wife and I sat in the waiting room, waiting for her to be called back for her colonoscopy, we listened to the various conversations. One was between … Read more

Best Meal Ever

Sunday, February 4, 2018

According to my wife, I eat some strange things. My wife and I come from different regions of South Carolina, and we have different eating habits. On one of our earlier dates, she was fixing my dinner plate. Out of habit, I said, "Make … Read more

The Eye Of The Beholder

Friday, March 25, 2016

In an era of rapidly changing customs and thought patterns, the world of art likewise changes, following trends related to various philosophical worldviews. During my attendance at the college of art from 1961 to 1962, the prevalence of … Read more

The Acceptance

Saturday, February 27, 2016

A friend of mine called to let me know that her young grandchild, whom they had been worried about, was just diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Along with the diagnosis came training for both parents and child. Amidst the training, it was … Read more

An Easter Gift

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Last Friday, an article was published in the Toronto Star , subtitled, "An Easter Gift". It read in part, "On Thursday, the roughly 6-month-old lamb was spared from his fate at a nearby meat-packing plant, thanks to an unusual agreement … Read more

Out Of Sight

Monday, May 20, 2013

I am a short person, a mere five feet from head to heel. Consequently, many things in life challenge me, such as cleaning the tops of refrigerators, cabinets, and ceiling fans. If it is out of sight, it is also out of mind. Since I … Read more

Surgery

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Recently, I experienced a setback in regard to a simple surgical procedure on my eyes. I had carefully completed all the needed preparations for the forty-five-minute surgery, only to be told at the last minute that it had to be … Read more

Waiting For Jesus' Return

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My son and his wife were given a small, three-year-old dog, named Melo. My husband and I went over to their house to see the little guy. While we were visiting, I observed Melo lying on the floor, continually watching … Read more

There Are No Words

Friday, April 6, 2012

For centuries, people have written about the cross, attempting to find words to describe the physical experience and the spiritual significance of the occasion. There are no words! Nevertheless, the determined, inferior mind of the human being continues to try … Read more

Last In Line But Still Equal

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Labrador puppies were a beautiful rich cream colour, very appealing as they clamoured towards us at the front of the mesh cage. The one that caught our attention, however, was the peaceful puppy, last in line at the back … Read more

Street Talk

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Years ago, I can remember hearing a street preacher giving a solemn message about death and judgement. It took place in the centre of my hometown of Glasgow, Scotland, on a Saturday night during the football season. I was playing … Read more

His Supreme Sacrifice

Friday, March 21, 2008

Have you heard of the plant named "The Crown of Thorns"? I was told that this plant, the Euphorbia Milii, which is pliable and easily intertwined into the shape of a crown, is covered with sharp spike-like leaves. It boasts … Read more

Power In The Blood

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

A pastor friend of mine in Scotland served a little country church in one of the nation's wealthiest areas. Most of his small congregation was made up of successful business people, who had retired to the parish where he ministered. … Read more

Jesus’ Blood For Ours

Friday, April 13, 2001

Few movies have ever occupied my attention, but one that I watched on television as a young lad left an unforgettable impression. Although I might stand to be corrected on some details, I recall that the name was The PoseidonRead more

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