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As much as I normally enjoy the heat, it would be nice to have a little break from it now and then. More than anything, it would be nice to see some rain in the forecast. We’ve been trying to keep … more
I was sitting in my beach chair on vacation soaking up the sun when I overheard the couple next to me sounding concerned. They were throwing out lots of big medical terms but were very confused and … more
A thunderstorm had swept through during the night, eliminating any chance of field work. The men made quick work of chores, and Mom fixed a hearty breakfast. Soon, we all piled in our ’57 Ford … more
James 1:17 tells us that all good and perfect gifts come from God. One of those good and perfect gifts is the ability and privilege to be able to go God at any time, day or night, and talk to him … more
There is no better place than Mount Rushmore to celebrate America’s birthday. Independence Day is the celebration of our nation and our founding principles of freedom, equality, and opportunity. … more
My last conversation with Grandpa was over the phone. He was sick and dying. I was 1,200 miles away in residency, learning how to be a family physician. I was not going to make it home in time to see … more
One year ago, I happened to see an ad asking for volunteers to help keep the newspaper going in town. Although I wasn’t exactly sure how I could help, I thought I could offer to volunteer a couple … more
Wood clunked on wood as Mom angled into the door and rested the bulky panel on the floor. She sucked in a big breath, grasped both sides and lugged it into the kitchen. The white fabric-covered board … more
Imitate me, just as I imitate Christ. I Corinthians 11:1Saturday night was bath night at our house. First, a small amount of water was put in the tub, and the baby had her bath. Then, more water and … more
From the beginning, the story of the U.S. auto industry has been one of ingenuity, of taking risks and of pushing forward. At the dawn of the twentieth century, most Americans could hardly comprehend … more
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” The phrase came into use in the early part of the 20th century. At that time the words commended the effectiveness of graphics in advertising. It is … more
Last year at this point, the valley of the dry bones story was one of the appointed readings for Sunday worship. Those bones in the valley were very dry, but we had an even worse situation in the … more
The United States of America has a truly unique and wonderful history. Our nation was the first to be founded on an ideal: that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator … more
Back pain can be disabling, not only in terms of employment but also in terms of social connections. This point was never clearer to me than when I saw Maria, a 56-year-old experiencing severe low … more
It feels like it took forever, but it feels like things are finally starting to improve. The temperatures are getting higher, and I’m enjoying more time outside. COVID restrictions are being … more
“We need a dishwasher,” I sighed as I reluctantly stacked the plates on the table and carried them to the counter, plopping them down with a bit more force than necessary. I knew there was no … more
There’s a group. There’s a defined group of people that God, the Father, has given to Jesus Christ. The Father chose these people. He did not choose everyone. He chose some and not others to come … more
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