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The First April Fool

April 6, 2018

No one knows for sure where the tradition of April Fool’s Day comes from. It is said to be the most globally recognized, non-religious holiday of the calendar year. Whatever its origins people have been pranking one another on April 1st for centuries. This year April 1st, also happens to be Easter Sunday. Some might… Continue reading The First April Fool

Next Level

November 9, 2017

Have you ever listened to commercials when they are releasing a new product? From cell phones to cars, they use words like, “new and improved,” or “all new Ford Escape”, or the “iPhone X, or “our best iPhone ever.” I find them humorous, because when it comes to new products, especially cars, cell phones and… Continue reading Next Level

What Am I Here For?

September 13, 2017

It has been said that, “Life is the thing that happens while you are busy making other plans.” Although I am strong advocate of planning and not a big believer in “serendipity,” I think I still understand what the writer was trying to say, and I have witnessed it more today than at any previous… Continue reading What Am I Here For?

Three Dollars Worth of God

May 8, 2017

Wilbur Rees once wrote the following describing the average man’s view of God: “I would like to buy $3 worth of God please, not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze in the sunshine. I don’t want enough of him… Continue reading Three Dollars Worth of God

Real Life

January 9, 2017

First there was the Motion picture, then there were 3D Movies, now there is Virtual Reality. Will Star Trek’s Holodeck be next? Man has been using technology to retreat from reality and enter a world of the artist’s creation, for more than 100 years. The advancements came slowly at first; short films less than a… Continue reading Real Life

The Power of Fear

November 2, 2016

This is going back a few years, but a freshman at Eagle Rock Junior High, won first prize at the greater Idaho Falls Science Fair on April 26, 1997. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk science, and spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project,… Continue reading The Power of Fear

In Christ I Am Not Intimidated

October 4, 2016

A Governor who was running hard for re-election arrived late at a barbecue. He’d had no breakfast and no lunch and he was famished. As he moved down the serving line, he held out his plate and received one piece of chicken. The Governor said to the serving lady, “Excuse me, do you mind if… Continue reading In Christ I Am Not Intimidated

Carpe Diem

September 9, 2016

There are many scriptures which speak to our potential and encourage us to work wisely for the time is short, investing our lives in the Kingdom.  However, none is more potent than the parable of the talents found in Matthew 25:14-30. (You may want to take a few moments and re-read the parable) There are… Continue reading Carpe Diem

The Blame Game

August 8, 2016

Moments after the Orlando shooting, the media began looking for motives. In Japan, a former employee entered a mental care facility and murdered 19 patients and we want to understand why? Terror attacks in Nice, Munich and Istanbul create an atmosphere of fear but at least we know who is to blame. We want to… Continue reading The Blame Game

A Lesson from History: Damascus Steel

May 2, 2016

Centuries ago, from as far back as 500 AD to as recent as the 1700s, the best swords in the world were swords made from legendary Damascus Steel or Wootz steel, imported from southern India. These swords are characterized by distinctive patterns of mottling in the metal reminiscent of flowing water. Damascus steel swords were… Continue reading A Lesson from History: Damascus Steel