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Mr. West’s Birdbath…

Our childhood home was on S. Claremont in Beverly on the far south side of Chicago. Our next door neighbor to the north was Mr. West and his wife, Esther. Mr. West was retired and we rarely, if ever, saw ...

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Knowledge… and a Relationship!

I spent a number of years in seminary back in the first decade of this century. Janet and I felt compelled that I should go to school and, as many of you know, I attended a small conservative seminary where ...

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Under the Umbrella…

Several years ago, Janet and I purchased a fountain for our home's lower back patio that features a boy and girl standing together under an umbrella as the water comes down all around them. That fountain was something that both ...

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The Firefly…

Several months ago, we received some significant hail damage to our home and during the storm, we lost a tree that has been in the yard for years. We immediately called a service to cut down the rest of the ...

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Water, Water, Everywhere?

I was watching CBS Sunday Morning earlier today and there was a fascinating segment on drinking water for the American population. In this age of STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math), it seems like a no-brainer that every American ...

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The Jump Box

Our daughter, Jill, called me earlier this week and announced that she was stuck in a parking lot and her car wouldn't start. She had just done some shopping and when she returned to her vehicle, the battery was dead. ...

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Different Strokes…Different Folks…

Chris was one of my best friends growing up in grammar and high school. We had similar interests, were both at or near the top of our class in grammar school and would frequently stay over at each other's homes. ...

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Unwillingly, Unexpectedly, Unplugged…

I'm not much of a technology guy. In fact, I used to pride myself that I was one of the only people I knew who got through most of the 1980's and into the 1990's without computers in our business. ...

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Andrew and Jack Benny…

Tomorrow is Andrew's birthday. I remember nine years ago, when he turned 30, I wrote about the Levite priests and how they began their official time of service at the age of thirty and then served in their priestly capacity ...

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Brick by Brick…

This past April, we suffered some significant damage at our home as the result of a hail storm. We have insurance and things will be okay, but I have spent the past month or so working with a brick company ...

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