Meant to Be

It was January, 1967, and at the height of the Vietnam War. The times were confusing. It seemed as though the whole country had gone crazy over the war. Near the University campus, where I worked, however, everything was quiet. We were in the midst of a major...

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The Rat

Well, I'm not quite sure where this one is going to end up, so here goes.We have, or now had, a rat!! He has been eluding us from capture for about a month now!! We set traps, bait, you name it...He got away each time. Now this rat is (was) BIG. The first time we saw...

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The Stone in the Shoe

“. . . So that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ . . .” (Php 1:10)There isn’t anything that is much more irritating. You place your foot firmly on the ground, and—OUCH! There it is! That sharp point pushed up...

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Hopeless Alcoholic

There have been so many miracles in my life, too many to mention, but the grandest of them all was the day I started living again, that moment when God suddenly made me see that I could live without alcohol, and do quite well.I had drank heavily on a daily basis for...

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Termites… Oh No!

When you have made the discovery, you’re speechless. The realization of this silent terror, happening right ‘under your nose’, brings disbelief and a sinking feeling in the stomach.It was Easter time and my wife and I were in ‘clean up mode’. The task at hand was to...

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Tarantula Troubles

The tarantula. A large, hairy spider, common to the tropical and desert regions of the Americas. Its body can measure up to three inches in diameter and its legs can reach ten inches in length. In addition to its scary size, it also bites. A perfect pet for the home,...

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The Leash

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Gal 5:1)If you ask my golden retriever puppy her opinion on the subject, the very best part of her daily walk happens when I release...

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