Just Add Water

Do you remember comedian Yakov Smirnoff [real name: Yakov Naumovich Pokhis] who was a big hit in the 1980’s? He was particularly noted for his comparisons of life in Russia as that in America, and used wonderfully strange word twists and misunderstandings to make his point. He still performs today

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Giving Up Jesus for Lent

According to Tom Long [Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology] there was an occasion a few years ago when a biblical scholar was explaining Mark 1 to a group of teenagers. This scholar told the teens that when Jesus was baptized, the skies did not just open up, as

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The Gospel of Jesus

I have always liked the Gospel of Mark, actually in many ways preferring it over the other three Gospels of the New Testament. Mark is always quick to the point; not always providing additional details. He does not mince his words and even though it is clear to the reader

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The Forgotten Task

I remember reading an article written by Gary Nicolosi about some pelicans in California. He wrote, “If you’ve ever seen pelicans in action, you know they’re great fishermen, or fisher-birds, I guess. These pelicans were hanging out near a fleet of fishing boats. The fishermen on the boats would pull

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Come and See

So the story is told: One day St. Francis of Assisi invited a young monk to join him on a trip into town to preach. The young monk was so honored to get such an invitation from St. Francis that he quickly accepted. All day long he and St. Francis

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GPS

Before my iPhone, thinking that it would greatly enhance my getting about successfully, efficiently and yes, even stresslessly (I’m not sure this is a word but if not, it should be), I purchased a TomTom GO 510 portable GPS car navigation system. With this little unit securely placed on the

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You Have Not

The second car I owned was a 1959 Austin [not a Mini, not a Healy, but a Cambridge]. My first car had been a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air. Both vehicles had been pre-owned by my father and as he upgraded his vehicles I became his favorite son to whom the

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Transformed By Love

Sometimes you simply luck out. I well remember a time when, because of the fatigue I was carrying, I fell into a large comfortable chair in front of the family room television and, with remote control in hand [don’t you just love it when you can change channels without moving

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Who Are You?

It probably is a holdover from my days of watching Jack Klugman in “Quincy, M.E.” – the NBC series that aired from 1976 to 1983 about a L.A. medical examiner who in each episode would turn detective and solve a homicide that had first appeared to be a death by

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