Tag Archives: illustration

Numbering Our Days

In the Paula Hawkins novel, The Girl on the Train, one of the characters spots some graffiti painted on a concrete building—LIFE IS NOT A PARAGRAPH.    We ought to take to heart the wisdom in that statement. Too often we … Continue reading

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In Good Working Order

My wife owns and operates a tax preparation business, specializing in ministers’ taxes. She has clients all over the country and a few overseas. While she works all year round, her busy season is from early February to mid-April. Every … Continue reading

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We’re Famous!

The recent development of vaccines to combat COVID-19 has reminded some people of when Dr. Jonas Salk developed the vaccine for polio. As people began to receive the polio vaccine, Salk’s sons got caught up in the excitement. Five-year-old Jonathan … Continue reading

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The Value of a Speech

Janet Yellen, president-elect Joe Biden’s choice to be treasury secretary, had to file disclosure forms as part of her nomination. This process revealed that Yellen collected over $7 million in speaking fees from major financial firms and tech giants over … Continue reading

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The Rock

A few days ago a newsworthy event happened just a few miles up the road from where I live. A boulder suddenly declared its independence from the hillside to which it had long been safely attached. This massive rock rolled … Continue reading

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Practice

Stephen Curry, 32, is one of the best long-distance shooters in the history of basketball. Now entering his 12th season in the NBA, Curry has made 2,500 3-point shots in his career. Only Ray Allen and Reggie Miller have made … Continue reading

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Give Him Our Attention

Little Dolly in The Family Circus is always getting her words mixed up. In the cartoon that appeared in the newspaper on December 21, 2020, Dolly was singing a familiar Christmas song in her own unique way—“Oh come let us … Continue reading

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Christmas Star

Yesterday, December 21, was the winter solstice. Last night was the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere—the longest night of a dark, dark year. But through the darkest of nights shone a brilliant light. Many are calling … Continue reading

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The Weary World Rejoices

Perhaps that line from O Holy Night–“The weary world rejoices”–rings especially true this year. We continually battle the weariness that comes from living in a fallen, sinful world. But 2020 has brought a series of problems that have made life … Continue reading

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Healthier

I just realized that I haven’t had a cold this winter. Usually by this time of year I have suffered through at least two of them. I suppose the reason for my better health is all of the things we … Continue reading

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