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Memory and Being Christian

A recent movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, examined the nature of love and memory and how, as the most recent memories that had destroyed their relationship disappeared, Joel Barish (Jim Carrey), now having only the earlier, better memories, found he was once again in love with Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet), who was also…

Beginnings

A new workweek begins. Mondays always refresh me. It is a chance to start anew, to catch up to those expectations whispering in the back of your mind, “Shouldn’t you…” While I have been a technical writer for almost fourteen years, and a contractor for hire the whole time, I find myself being exorably drawn…

Bible Study Nutrition

With all the concern these days about diet, about carbs and protein and what is or is not good for you to eat, there are lessons we can learn from our diet that carry far beyond its effects on our weight and health. Let me give you an example from another daily activity that Christians…

Only One Key

Late one night I was going through a collection of stuff that needed to be sorted into discard and keep piles. I came across a box filled with old keys. There was no way to know to what locks they belonged, if indeed the locks still existed. Despite that obvious fact, there was a remarkable…

Fresh Chances and Boomerangs

There is a term for parents whose children (in our case child) have moved out. They are called Empty Nesters. Now as those children face one or more difficulties, some of them are moving back in with their parents. These returnees have been called Boomerangs. My wife and I have been Empty Nesters for several…