Author Archive

Zero Tolerance

January 24, 2002

College basketball is really big in the United States, and, in September 2000, the college basketball world was shaken when Bobby Knight, the long-time head coach of Indiana University was fired. To some, his firing was unconscionable, but to others, … (read more)


October 2, 2001

Today's verse has caused me some difficulties lately. Now don't get me wrong, I haven't been having any uncontrolled swearing binges, or anything like that, but something happened recently that makes me feel like I need to be very careful. … (read more)

Memories In The Cemetery

April 12, 2001

I really don't like cemeteries. It's not that I'm afraid of them, but they give me a kind of eerie feeling. So it was with a little reluctance that I allowed my wife to talk me into buying some flowers … (read more)

The Right Time

October 6, 2000

People all over the world have been saddened by the loss of 118 lives aboard the Russian submarine, Kursk. Officials of the Russian government, including President Putin, as well as Russian naval commanders, have been severely criticized for not requesting … (read more)

Getting My Attention!

October 3, 2000

I had seen her many times before. My daily walk took me right past her house. Sometimes I would see her sitting on the porch watching as her husband worked in the yard. Other times, she would be taking a … (read more)

Beyond The Sunset

September 29, 2000

It seems that the older I get, the more funerals I attend. And while all of them are different to some extent, they all seem to have one thing in common: sometime prior to or during the service, the organist … (read more)

Let's Celebrate

September 17, 2000

My wife and I love Mexican food, and one of the local restaurants routinely places discount coupons in the newspaper. Out of habit, I keep one of these coupons in my car, just in case the sudden urge to "eat … (read more)

Olympic Glory

September 4, 2000

I can hardly wait for the Olympic Games to begin, because there's something very special about the Olympics to me. In fact, I've often dreamed of winning a gold medal, and then receiving the honour of standing on that platform … (read more)

The Foursome

August 22, 2000

Mike, Stanley, Steve and I were truly good friends. Not only did we attend the same local congregation and participate in all the church's activities, but when there was any free time, we were sure to be found together on … (read more)

Enthusastic Recommendation

July 13, 2000

Several months ago, my wife and I enjoyed a wonderful vacation trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Before we left home, many of our friends gave us long lists of the various shows that were available — and told us … (read more)

Mystery Guest

July 6, 2000

A few weeks ago, the teacher of our teenaged Sunday School class asked me if I would come to their class that morning — just after they had taken the attendance. The whole thing sounded a little strange, but she … (read more)

Life For Death

April 25, 2000

In September 1994, Robin and Matt, our daughter and son-in-law, suffered the loss of their first baby boy. Matthew Thomas was born prematurely and lived only 13 days before he passed away. Matthew Thomas weighed in at only 2 pounds … (read more)


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