Category Archives: Wake Up Calls

Walls ~ A Moral Imperative?

When there are issues in the public arena that draw comments from every Tom, Dick, and Harriett with a keyboard, I tend to avoid adding to them. But sometimes, even though an issue may be getting beaten to death by … Continue reading

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Immune System Maintenance ~ Protecting the Protector

Not that it ever works, but for years I’ve suggested that if anyone decides to surprise me with some kind of party or event, they should let me know in advance. That way, I could put it on my calendar … Continue reading

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A Christmas Decoration with “Substance” ~ Not Just Hot Air

It must be really confusing for children to try to understand this holiday that gets so much publicity. Not only are they given mixed messages from an ever-expanding array of sources, but most of those messages are nothing more than … Continue reading

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Is Our Christmas Celebration “Up to Snuff?”

It’s not uncommon to wonder whether an advertiser’s claims about a product can really be trusted. In a discussion about whether a product was likely to be as effective as the advertisers claimed, I had made a comment that went … Continue reading

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When Your Firecracker Fizzles . . .

As we left church, someone in our group remarked, “Wow… that was powerful.” The assessment was met almost immediately with affirmative nods and a chorus of verbal “amens.” That kind of response after a worship service is not unusual, and … Continue reading

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Christmas ~ If It Ain’t Broke …

It’s that time of year again when it seems like everyone is wishing for something. Personally, I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve watched a repeat of some cheesy, predictable movie scene. For instance, there’s the one … Continue reading

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