Tag Archives: God

Livin’ on a prayer

I was 16 and a junior at Oxford High School (USD 358, Oxford, KS, population 1000) when Bon Jovi released “Livin’ on a Prayer”. Woah, we’re half way there Woah, livin’ on a prayer Take my hand, we’ll make it … Continue reading

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The first CAD/CAM

My career is closely connected with computer-aided manufacturing, or CAM. In modern manufacturing, CAM is preceded by CAD, computer-aided design. Complicated electro-mechanical mechanisms, such as an airplane or passenger vehicle, are composed of subsystems, which are each a collection of … Continue reading

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Rasslin

My high school did not have wrestling, so I never experienced it myself. I admire the sport’s required speed, strength, and discipline, however. One of my college football coaches who did wrestle taught me that, in Kansas at least, it’s … Continue reading

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Enemies at the gate

King David’s life was characterized by mountain tops and deep valleys. He wrote many of the Psalms during these bright and dark periods. Several express his state of mind while being pursued by enemies. Consider Psalm 3, for example. In … Continue reading

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Trophies

I apologize in advance. What I’m about to say makes me, by definition, old. Because I am getting older, though, I’m going to say it anyway. When I played youth athletics in the 70s and early 80s, only the team … Continue reading

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Say this out loud

The holiday season can be a lonely one, whether you are in a crowd or by yourself  (personally, I usually feel most alone when surrounded by many…). Take courage. I found a verse delivered through the prophet Isaiah to God’s … Continue reading

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Fire and rain

1 Kings 18 makes me think of the James Taylor song Fire and Rain. Fire and Rain Just yesterday morning, they let me know that you were gone. Suzanne, the plans they made put an end to you. I walked … Continue reading

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