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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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Our Triune God Loves His People to Work in Community Just as He Does.

Working Together: It's the Right Thing to Do

The Story On Sunday morning, the tinkling of teaspoons in teacups was the signal for me to slip out of bed and join the fun in my parents’ bedroom. Settled between them with a cup of tea and some Maria biscuits in my saucer, I joined them to sip, dip and nibble. After fifteen minutes of joy, my Mom would leave us to make breakfast, and the story would begin. The stories usually were about a young man going out …

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Why Is It So Hard?

The chained and locked gate that separated us from our friends at the end of this 20 kilometre path.

“I wish all the Christian missionaries in Brazil were fleas,” the Brazilian government official said through gritted teeth, “I would squash them under my thumbnail like this!” pantomiming the action on the corner of her desk for the delegation of mission leaders who were seeking an appointment with a government minister. It was in the late 1970s and yet another discouraging incident in the long, sad, saga of satanic opposition to bringing God’s Word to Brazil’s indigenous population. I will …

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Eliminate Distraction, No Matter What the Cost

Our girls spent the summer  school vacation with us in the village. Here, sewing at the dining room table with Mom.

The Story I was happily driving along a straight, smooth freeway with only light traffic. My car was on cruise, and I was listening to some smooth jazz on an FM station when I felt myself getting irritated. What was wrong? My train of thought was positive and still on its tracks. I wasn’t hungry or thirsty. No change in traffic, weather or road conditions. Suddenly it hit me. My jazz station was fading out, and a hissing static was …

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Recommendations to be Generous from Three Utterly Different Sources

Practicing Generosity by Distributing Meat. Essential for Refrigerator-less Societies.

Canela Culture Recommends Generosity When we arrived among the Canela people of Brazil fifty years ago, we were struck by how generous they were. A hunter lucky enough to kill a deer, shared the meat among many relatives; and young men worked together for days building a palm thatch house for a recently married relative. We learned eventually that the Canelas had a complicated, but effective system of credit and debit in their heads. Those who received meat had probably …

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