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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: March 2016

How Long Did It Take to Translate That Bible?

Two Canela families adopted us. This is Jo's family.

“How long did it take you and Jo to translate the Bible into Canela?” That is like asking a giant pumpkin growing contestant, “How long did it take you to grow that record breaking, 2,000-pound pumpkin? His answer might range from “Three months,” to “Thirty years,” depending on when he started counting. It’s actually the wrong question to ask. Every pumpkin farmer knows he didn’t grow the pumpkin, Someone Else did. In the same way, although Jo and I were …

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A New Confrontation with an Old Enemy

"We all hate you. Don't come back!"

Note: For the first part of this story, please read last week’s post When Work Gets Boring The Husband Arrives Other relatives joined the parents and sisters to wail and cry over the totally unexpected death of the lovely young woman whose life I had been unable to save. After a while, I gave my place to close relatives, and stood by the door. As I saw the growing crowd outside, I realized this was a respected family and the …

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When Work Gets Boring

Jack Study

Boring Monotony “This is getting tedious,” I said, scowling at the shoe box partly filled with slips of paper, and Canela word lists scattered over my work table. I stood up, stretched, and muttered to myself, “Day after day, week after week, nothing but hours and hours of writing down words, and grammatical features on hundreds of little cards. This monotony is getting me down.” In comparison, learning to speak Canela was a lot of fun, even though I regularly …

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It’s a Nice Problem to Have, But How Do You Handle It?

These are for You, Lord.

It happened again this past week. Not at all unpleasant, quite enjoyable, in fact, but still somewhat disconcerting since there was quite a bit of it. To explain, I need to back up a bit. Right back to the first chapter of Genesis. God’s Example We all want to do a good job. When any of us look back on something we accomplished we want to be able to say, “That’s a good job.” There’s something godly about doing that. …

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