• Hurricane Dorian

    As some of you may know, I have a fascination with words. I think it goes back to my years as a high school biology teacher.  Biology, and other sciences, are full of complex words that have Latin and Greeks prefixes, suffixes, and roots. If you know Greek and Latin you can discipher almost every […]

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  • The Jesus Labor Union

    Today is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day. It was first recognized as a federal holiday in 1894 as a day to honor the American working class and especially the power of collective action by laborers known as labor unions. And while there is some uncertainty as to who originated the idea of Labor Day, […]

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  • The Number is 59 (Continued)

    Alaska Trip – Day 3.0 / This number 59 thing has gotten the best of me.  I needed to see what God might say to me if I followed this rabbit trail deep into the Holy Scriptures. Of all 66 books of the Bible there are only two books that have 59 or more chapters. […]

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  • The Number is 59

    Alaska Trip – Day 2 / Have you ever experienced a series of coincidences that are just too impossible to ignore. Well for me right now, it’s the number 59.  Yes, it’s a number, the odd number 59. So, you might be wondering, what’s so special about the number 59? Well, let me explain the […]

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  • Be the Light

    Day 2 – Alaska Trip / If you’ve ever traveled or lived in the far north you have most likely experienced either the very long days and short nights of summer or the inverse of this in the winter. Alaska is this way. Alaska is a place of extremes, even at the most basic levels […]

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  • Making Adjustments

    Day 1 – Alaska Trip / Big Red was loaded. She was actually overloaded and tipped the American Airlines scale at 54.5 lbs. The attendant frowned and directed me to step aside and make an adjustment.  Obediently I lifted the big girl off the scale and moved her obese form out of the way. I […]

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  • Carry-On!

    Day 1 – Alaska Trip / I’m packing for my trip to Alaska right now. I’m taking a break to write a few thoughts. It’s 5:30 am. I’m tired. Tired before the trip starts. Sound familiar?  Getting ready to take a trip is often the most exhausting part of a trip. Especially if you are […]

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  • “Address Unknown”

    Tomorrow I will be flying to Alaska for the first time. It’s been a place that I’ve always wanted to visit and explore but time, distance, and expense have kept it at a distance. Until now. Why the intrigue with Alaska?  Well, for me it’s the “Call of the Wild”. It is a place where […]

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