Mulligans

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What are mulligans? Since “mulling” is to meditate or ponder something, are mulligans people who can’t make up their minds? Actually, mulligans are free golf shots taken to replace the...

Called by Name

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Names distinguish us from everybody else so when Jason is called in from the playground, everyone else doesn’t come running. Over time, names represent our nature and behavior—who we are...

God’s Little Man

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We read about Zacchaeus in the Bible. People liked Zacchaeus about as much as we would be delighted to see an IRS agent for a tax audit. But was he...

My Claim to Fame

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A thin line separates fame from being an object of ridicule. Is it possible to turn our reasons for embarrassment into something to be admired? I was the oldest grandchild....

Caught Cheating

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For years at work during lunch, I played double-deck military-style pinochle with the same three men. All were strong Christians. One day, I let it slip that I was praying...

The Dog Days of Summer

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When the days get really hot, why do people call them “the dog days of summer”? Perhaps this term is no longer appropriate. We don’t want to offend the dogs...

Seriously Funny

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God has a sense of humor. We should know that since we were made in his image, and we love to laugh. God has a funny way of speaking to...

Law-Abiding Citizen

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How do we decide which laws to obey and which laws to ignore? The Jewish Law includes more than The Ten Commandments. Honoring parents and having no other gods sounds...

The Reality of Faith

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Sometimes I hear people say all I have to do is believe and my dreams will be fulfilled. Is that true? No amount of believing can make the impossible possible....

If You Build It, Will They Come?

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That question was posed in The Field of Dreams movie in 1989, starring Kevin Costner. An Iowa farmer hears a mysterious voice in the cornfield saying, If you build it,...