Wanted ~ A Vaccine for the Next Plague

As our “todays” continue to drag into familiar repetitions of the “yesterdays” that preceded them, multitudes across the land and around the world struggle to find reasons for optimism and hope. Recent attempts to insert a positive note with talk of getting back to work are countered with more prophets of doom warning us of Continue reading

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Time to Leave the Grave Clothes in the Tomb

My personal conviction is that there aren’t any humanoid creatures living on Mars, or any other planet for that matter. I’m pretty sure, though, that if there are any out there, they’ve probably heard of the coronavirus by now and are aware that we earthlings are undergoing a major series of transitions because of it. They’ve likely heard through NASA’s health experts, the virus can live for a couple of millennia on the surface of flying saucers, asteroids, and space suits. So if any bald-headed little green men are Continue reading

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Resurrection’s Painful Prerequisite

The winner of the 1980 Boston Marathon made the news in an unusual way back then. Many noticed that the woman who came in first with a new course record looked remarkably fresh and unflustered, and it was ultimately discovered that there was a good reason for that. She had Continue reading

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A Plague With an Ultimate Cure

Like millions of others here and around the world, my wife and I greet the sunrise of every new day with a familiar list of questions regarding the viral plague enveloping our nation and threatening many others. Has there been any hint of a reduction in the speed of its proliferation or the level of its impact on those infected? Did any of the worst hotspots show any signs overnight that the curve might be flattening? Was there any Continue reading

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What If … It All Went Away?

I didn’t grow up going to church, so much of what was in the Bible was new to me, and some of it was really perplexing. For instance, why in the world would any reasonable, sober parent ever name a kid some of the names I kept running into in the Old Testament. The first time I ever said Habakkuk’s name out loud it sounded like somebody was caught between a sneeze and a bad hiccup. Who would do that to a kid? Continue reading

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A Time for Others

One of the many things we praise God for in this trying time is that Covid-19 cannot be transmitted through digital contact. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m sitting here at my computer with my whole face hung out, uncovered and unprotected, but in spite of that, we’re not putting your health in danger. Even if I sneeze all over my keyboard, you’re still safe. And speaking of keyboards, mine has Continue reading

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