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Pet Peeve #33: Passing Away of My Favorite Eateries

Pet Peeve #33: Passing Away of My Favorite Eateries

It started with the closing of Dan-Dee restaurant. My family lived for a time in Frederick MD and I came to love the country style meals with the relish dish and the fritters. But it catered to an older clientele and eventually was shut down. Haussner’s in downtown...
1 Samuel 18-20  — Friendship is Priceless

1 Samuel 18-20 — Friendship is Priceless

[Originally posted May 6, 2008]The Singles group at Hope Bible Church met Tuesday night and compiled this quick study on the Model of Genuine Friendship patterned after the relationship between David and Jonathan. Before poring over the relevant texts in 1 Samuel and...
In Memory of Dwayne “Nic” Nicodemus

In Memory of Dwayne “Nic” Nicodemus

[First posted November 15,2008]Founder and Director — Christian Athletic AssociationAs a long time board member of the Christian Athletic Association, I just wanted to blog this tribute to Nic. I had the distinct privilege of being able to share some of my...
Solomon and Scooter Miss Out on Pet Blessing

Solomon and Scooter Miss Out on Pet Blessing

[Originally posted 10/6/2006]Some dogs are just not as fortunate as others. Solomon (pet of Desmond Fuller] and Scooter are lamenting the insensitivity of their narrow-minded, fundamentalist owners who take such a literal view of Scripture that they see no...
Scooter Applying for Passport

Scooter Applying for Passport

[Originally posted 7/15/2009]Our pet dog Scooter was all excited yesterday about the inaugural flights of Pet Airways. Even though the service only has five initial destination cities, he anticipates rapid expansion as his buddies come onboard. This service that...
In Memoriam — Mark Phebus — my Brother-in-Law

In Memoriam — Mark Phebus — my Brother-in-Law

[Originally posted 10/27/2012]I have compiled on this blog page some of the memorial material to commemorate the passing of my brother-in-law, Mark Phebus. He died Tuesday evening, October 23 at about 6 pm in a tragic accident on the Skyline Drive near Harrisonburg,...
Does God Support the Left Wing or the Right Wing?

Does God Support the Left Wing or the Right Wing?

[Originally posted 9/22/18]One of the great things about reading through the bible in a systematic way is that you come across verses that just jump out at you for one reason or another. Here is a great reference from Ecclesiastes 10:2 that some might try to apply to...
Communication Never A Problem For Scooter

Communication Never A Problem For Scooter

[Originally posted 8/16/2005]Our little dog Scooter has no problem letting us know what he is thinking. I guess you could say we are pretty well trained to pick up on his verbal and non-verbal signs. The trick is consistency – he always uses the same technique and the...
Chia Pet Phenomena Refuses To Die Off

Chia Pet Phenomena Refuses To Die Off

[Originally posted 12/22/2005]I could not believe my eyes the other day when I saw a TV commercial for the ugly old Chia Pet product line. I guess I figured that enough time had passed for this familiar marketing fad to have faded into oblivion. But there must be...
Cow Economics 101

Cow Economics 101

[Originally posted July 19, 2005]Here is a course that everyone should take in preparation for voting in the 2020 elections!Economics explained in cows: (with apologies to the unknown source) SOCIALISM: You have 2 cows and you give one to your neighbor.COMMUNISM: You...
Laundry Detergent Cleaning Ability Correlates To Price

Laundry Detergent Cleaning Ability Correlates To Price

[Originally posted Feb 17, 2005]My eighth grade homeschooled daughter Julie just completed a very successful science fair project. Her report has been documented here for the benefit of all consumers. Perhaps this will launch her into a lucrative advertising contract...
The Dreaded Science Fair Project

The Dreaded Science Fair Project

[Originally posted Jan. 8, 2005]There is one element of the educational experience that clearly separates parents into two distinct categories: those that relish the challenge of assisting Junior (or Sweet Pea) in his/her science fair entry and those that consider the...
What is a Blog?

What is a Blog?

[Originally posted Nov. 11, 2004]I get asked this question all the time … whenever I tell someone I am blogging on the internet. The word itself does not sound very high tech. It conjures up images of somebody ponderously plodding along a very dull, meaningless...
Primitive Baptist Church at Cades Cove TN

Primitive Baptist Church at Cades Cove TN

On our brief visit to the Smoky Mountains, Karen and I had the opportunity to visit the historic Primitive Baptist Church in Cades Cove. Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church was established June 16, 1827 as an arm of the Wears Cove Church of Sevier County. Ten people...
Confusing Good and Evil – Isaiah 5:20

Confusing Good and Evil – Isaiah 5:20

Our culture has fallen into the age-old trap of confusing good and evil. It is part of our outlook of moral relativism. We have trouble maintaining God’s standards that distinguish between right and wrong. Watching the final game of the Little League World Series this...
Carryout Pizza Insurance?

Carryout Pizza Insurance?

Our society has become over reliant on insurance products. It seems that we now require insurance for any possible negative situation — no matter how minor or trivial. Now Dominos has put out a TV commercial touting its carryout pizza insurance. When a tree crashes...
Toothpaste Tubes Always Have One More Squeeze Left In Them

Toothpaste Tubes Always Have One More Squeeze Left In Them

This is a universal phenomena that I am sure will resonate with everybody. When you get to the end of your toothpaste tube and you think there could not possibly be one more usage remaining, you give it that ultimate roll-up and squeeze and out pops just enough for...
Sticky Buns — Cinnamon Rolls — Almost Heaven!

Sticky Buns — Cinnamon Rolls — Almost Heaven!

Since Karen and I are enjoying vacation up in Maine, I feel entitled to indulge my passion for cinnamon pastries.  Here is my best analysis based on some recent samplings.  There are really 2 separate categories:1) Sticky Buns — Karen makes the...
The Lost Virtue Of Patience

The Lost Virtue Of Patience

One of my favorite Sunday School lessons that I taught the younger elementary age class was the simple principle: “Patience is a Good Thing.” That was probably my Dad’s strongest spiritual trait – he was extremely patient, despite the circumstances. Wikipedia defines...