Close, but no cigar

 We should be thankful that God does not operate like the folks in the fairs and carnivals that take your good money to play a game that is almost impossible to win.

The phrase they shout at their clientele when 99 percent of them can’t win the game is, “Close, but no cigar!”  This phrase goes back 100 years when

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Doubting God

A lifelong friend recently asked me, “What did Jesus mean when he said ‘Father, Why have you forsaken me.’ If Jesus could doubt God, surely sometimes we can too and still love him.
I tell my wife of 45 years sometimes I have doubts about her. She doesn’t like it and says after 45 years of marriage and five

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Trusting one another

Recently, an organization named General Social Survey (GSS) released information pertaining to a national poll revealing a change in our societal interaction in America.
The GSS mission is defined in the following statement: “The General Social Survey (GSS) conducts basic scientific research on the structure and development of American society with a data-collection program designed to both monitor societal

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By Robert Halsey PineBy Robert Halsey Pine

Pondering life with Pious Bob

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, but shouldn’t we continue to be thankful for the blessings of this life?  We say there are lots of things in life that we’re not thankful for, but should that stop us from being thankful?  I once worked for a man who had a saying something like this: ‘Work is being in a

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