When you grow up in western Pennsylvania, you learn very quickly to watch for deer when driving at night. You never know when one of these guys will jump right out in front of you. Another thing that you learn is when you see one deer chances are that more are following. That's especially useful… Continue reading Deer Crossing
One of the Adult Sunday School classes at church is going through the book of Numbers. The event discussed this past Sunday was the twelve spies of Canaan. To give background, chapter 12 was discussed briefly. Numbers 12 gives the account of Miriam and Aaron (Moses' sister and brother) as they bring complaints about Moses'… Continue reading Distracted By Leprosy
My wife recently took a personality test which led her to urge me to take it as well. The Briggs Myers test determines which of 16 personality types you are, deciding between things like extrovert/introvert, sensing/intuition, thinking/feeling, and judging/perceiving. Taking this test is supposed to help you understand more about yourself while at the same… Continue reading Personality Test
Have you ever considered that as technology continues to advance people tend to become less aware of their surroundings? Take, for instance, the stars. For many centuries, people were very dependent on the stars for navigation, getting from one place to another. Some developed technology to more accurately read the stars, but looking at them was… Continue reading Following the Stars
There will never be a point in life when one reaches the peak of knowledge. We are constantly introduced to new information, new to us anyway. Are we taking the time to learn from that though? I recently read an article that discussed why it is good to own more books than you will ever… Continue reading Ever Learning
When Israel was first permitted to return to Jerusalem after exile, one of the major goals was to rebuild the temple. For whatever reason, that job was neglected for quite some time. The prophets Haggai and Zechariah reminded the people of the temple's importance and that it ought to be a higher priority. Isn't it… Continue reading How Is Your Temple?
Have you ever been in an apple orchard when the trees are first ready for picking? The fruit can be so thick in the tree that you can literally reach the top branches with your feet still on the ground. By the time most of the apples are harvested, the tree is nearly unrecognizable. Reading… Continue reading By Their Fruits