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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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Citizen, but not by birth

I was born in Texas, so I’m about as American as you can get. I grew up in Kansas, so I know all about amber waves of grain. I’m a flag-waving, apple-pie-eating, armed-forces-respecting patriot. But I’m really an alien with … Continue reading

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Snake on a stick

The Bible is a collection of God-inspired writings by God-chosen men and women. Some of these authors appear to be unlikely selections. Take Paul, for example, who wrote the majority of the New Testament (the second part of the Bible … Continue reading

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I am I was

Luke 24 begins with history’s pivotal event. Stone rolled. Grave empty. Jesus alive. In the greatest plot, the one that defines our future, the one that was did not originate in a screenplay, the twist on Jesus’ death by crucifixion … Continue reading

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How to face great odds

Green Day’s “Good Riddance” lyrics begin: Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go I like the song, but disagree with the second line. I’ve stood at that … Continue reading

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I AM

  “What’s your name?” This is typically the first question we ask someone upon meeting them. Further, forgetting a person’s name is often perceived as an admission that you find them unimportant or, at least, unmemorable. It’s embarrassing to offer, … Continue reading

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Earth(quake), wind, and fire

How does God speak to us? I think the most direct answer to this question is: His Word. God gave the living Bible to talk directly with us in our tenuous human condition. Time spent in the scripture always returns … Continue reading

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An arm long enough

I’ve been studying in Numbers. It follows Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt through the desert toward Canaan, the land God promised them. My strategy is to put myself in their story. Not surprisingly, I often find that my … Continue reading

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40 days and 40 nights

The number 40 was pivotal in the life of Moses. He spent his first 40 years living in the wealth and luxury of the Egyptian Pharaoh’s palace. He spent his next 40 in obscurity tending the sheep of his father-in-law … Continue reading

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You are Joshua

Have you ever become discouraged (or lacked courage)? Have you needed more strength than you felt you could muster? I can answer these as “yes” and a resounding “yes”. It gives me such comfort and confidence to know that God has … Continue reading

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