What Do You Really Want to Be Remembered For?

You probably didn’t know that I am a retired superhero. Yes, when I was a kid, the girls called me “skinny.” The teachers called me “trouble.” My mother called me “late for dinner.” But there was more to me than met the eye. After sunset, I sprung into action. I’d slip into costume, walk through…

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Does God Forgive And Redeem The Mistakes We Make?

Few things are quite as funny as a good typo, that one misplaced letter that turns perfectly harmless sentences into unforgettable goof-ups. Take, for instance, the newspaper that featured a recipe for “honey mustard chicken diapers.” I’ve…changed…some of those diapers. I much prefer chicken dippers, though they’re nowhere near as funny.   One lady’s pill…

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Will Accumulating Stuff and Money Make You Truly Happy?

When my wife and I moved into our first apartment, the only items that wouldn’t fit into our 1971 Mercury Comet were the sides of my king-sized waterbed. Everything else we squeezed neatly into the backseat and trunk. Books. Clothing. Guitar. Flute. Toothpaste. Toothbrush. Hairspray. That’s about all we owned.   By the time we…

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Have You Been Hurt and Disappointed by The Church?

I heard of a man who was rescued after being stranded on a remote island for 23 years. When the captain and crew finally reached the shore, the guy was excited beyond words. He laughed. He cried. Behind him were three buildings. The captain asked, “What’s the first one for?” “That’s my house,” he said.…

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