Category Archives: Places in the Heart

Vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine!

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Being Grateful

In February, both my wife and I celebrated our birthdays. (We were born in the same month.) We were blessed with many gifts from friends and relatives. Our daughter is married and lives not far away with her hubby and … Continue reading

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Two Cheers for Jael

In chapters four and five of the book of Judges, we read of the defeat of the Canaanites by Deborah and Barak. Deborah’s courage and faith in persuading Barak, discerning the activity of God, and stirring others to accept their … Continue reading

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Please! Control Yourself!

There seems to be lots of sex crimes lately. Women being molested in the MRT, a father raping his teenage daughter, teachers groping students, masseuses asked to perform sex acts on their clients, perverts stealing women’s underwear and taking upskirt … Continue reading

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Holy Cow! I’m 64 Now!

I turned 64 yesterday, and my mind immediately thought of a song by The Beatles that was popular in the late 60’s: When I’m Sixty-Four When I get older losing my hair Many years from now Will you still be … Continue reading

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The Empty Nest

A friend, a retired pastor, was chatting with me and I learned that all his kids are grown and are now no longer living with them. “Great,” I said, “now you and your wife have more time together!” He responded … Continue reading

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Annus Horribilis 2020: Superlatives

Between the COVID pandemic and the intense political climate (US elections, China versus US, China versus Australia, China saber-rattling in Taiwan, China trying to position itself as the most altruistic anti-COVID hero of the world, hoping against hope that everyone … Continue reading

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Be Sensitive!

Splurging at Christmas? Spending a couple thousand bucks on a staycation? Pigging out at a Michelin-starred restaurant? Talking incessantly about buying fancy watches or another yacht or re-doing your house? Boasting about the number of bottles of rare whisky you’ve … Continue reading

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Holy Shit!

In February 1957, a new influenza A (H2N2) virus emerged in East Asia, triggering a pandemic (“Asian Flu”). This H2N2 virus was comprised of three different genes from an H2N2 virus that originated from an avian influenza A virus, including … Continue reading

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Told Ya!

Like humans, chimps prioritize positive relationships as they age, according to a new study published in Science October 23rd. The work – led by researchers at the University of Michigan, Tufts University, Harvard University and the University of New Mexico … Continue reading

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