A Tickle in the Funny Bone

My first ebook, A Tickle in the Funny Bone, is a dozen of my humorous columns including all the April Fool’s ones and the hilarious responses. Readers’ comments: I had a good laugh at this one - still wiping away the tears! I like your sense of humour! I laughed all the way through. I...

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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Attention Frustrated Apple Computer Users: A Fix for the Horrible Brown Background

Attention,  all you Apple Computer Users I don’t know how many dozens of you have written notes to me complaining about the horrible brownish background and the tiny font in the emailed version of my INsights & OUTbursts blog posts . Many of you have written, some–horror of horrors–even asking me to delete them from my mailing list, and my response has always been, IT ISN’T ME, IT’S YOUR APPLE COMPUTER! I send out my blog posts in perfectly good …

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How to Raise a Missions Support Partnership Team


It’s a welcome trend in churches. People of all ages are following a vision for ministry and are spending their savings, vacations, and sometimes more, to meet critical needs outside the church. The ministries that spark these visions vary widely. Some are in the inner city, some are overseas. Some require special skills, others just willing hearts and hands. Some require a few weeks, others could take a lifetime. The ministries differ, and so do the workers. But there is …

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A Valentine Bouquet: Seven Ways to Improve Your Marriage

J&J wedding car copy

Jo and I were so poor when we got married in March of 1962 that we couldn’t afford a lifetime marriage license. We opted for the cheaper 50-year short-term marriage license instead. I am pleased to say that a few years ago, when our 50-year-term license expired, I was able to persuade Jo to sign up for another 50 years. Now to be serious for a moment. It’s Valentine’s Day and an ideal time for you to think about your …

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In Search of Beauty


They looked neat and tidy. We noticed it when we moved into the village to live with the Canela people of Brazil. Their appearance was clean and sharp and it wasn’t their clothes—they wore hardly any. Their faces, hair and bodies were striking, even beautiful. We had been in contact with other indigenous people groups who, in comparison to the Canelas, were unkempt, messy and scruffy looking. One of the principal reasons the Canelas look so good is the way …

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