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Through my share of good times, and possibly more than my share of challenges, I've learned that life is hard, but God is good — so I've always tried to put my faith into action and keep my sense of humor. This Web site has been my labor of love since 1997. I hope that it and my ministry will bless, inspire, and empower you.

Saki, The Baby Love Sloth

Saki is a baby sloth.

He’s cuter than I imagined that he would be.

Like all babies, he wants to be loved.

Love Bug is a [more…]

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Free Robocall Blocking?

It’s early in the morning.

You were up late last night.

You’re still sound asleep.

But the phone rings, and [more…]

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Whaley McWhaleface

Have you ever seen a whale up close?

Not in a video, but live?

Out in the ocean?

Paddleboarder Viviana “FluteQueen” Guzman has. [more…]

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Some Like It Sealed

If you’ve ever added air to your car’s tires, you’ve dealt with a Schrader valve.

If you’ve ever added freon to your car’s air-conditioning system — or paid someone else to do it — you (or they) have dealt with a Schrader valve.

In both situations, a Schrader valve is [more…]

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Better Than A Big Bunch Of Helium Balloons?

Compared to manned aircraft, drones are relatively tiny flying machines.

And, although they’re controlled by a human being, they’re unmanned.

But imagine that you have a set of eight drones.

And some sort of [more…]

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Prepare Before You Sing

I’ve been playing my guitar and singing for audiences since I was 14 years old.

That’s when I joined the worship team at church, to perform with a group of other teenagers during each Sunday morning’s “guitar mass.”

I started playing and singing professionally when [more…]

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A Different Direction

Earlier this year, I answered a Craigslist ad, placed by the worship team leader of a very old, denominational church. He was looking for a volunteer guitar player to join the church’s worship team, to play contemporary Christian music.

After corresponding with him, and then speaking with him a few times, I “auditioned” with the whole team that Sunday, [more…]

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Science Has Problems

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a very smart scientist.

He’s also very famous — you’ve probably seen him on TV countless times, explaining complicated science stuff.

He’s a large, smiling, black man who [more…]

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How Old Is That Apple?

I like to eat apples.

Fujis are my favorite eating apple, because they’re sweet and very, very crispy.

In fact, after I eat a Fuji apple, my teeth feel like I just brushed them.

But it’s been many years since I [more…]

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Beast Cracks Passwords

Don’t say it out loud — just think it:

Of all the usernames and passwords that you use, when you login to various secure services, what do you think is the strongest password that you use?

My strongest password is very random, very long, doesn’t contain any words in any languages, and contains both upper and lower-case letters, plus [more…]

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Toxic People

This morning, I talked with a trusted old friend, about ministry, for 3-1/2 hours.

At one point, she expressed some concern that, because I’ve ministered to victims of domestic violence, homeless people, at-risk children, ex-cons, addicts, people with mental illness, and others, I’m often “surrounded by a lot of toxic people.”

She told me that, for my own safety, [more…]

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Don’t Believe Your Eyes

We all know that you can’t believe everything you read on the Internet.

Sure, there are many reputable news sites — but, depending on where you look, there are also lots of incredibly biased sites, and even sites that make their living posting rumors and lies.

But we all know that, if there’s [more…]

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Bad Blood

My regular readers know that I’ve been through many traumas and challenges.

And at least one of them required me to receive some blood transfusions.

Back then, no one cared where the transfusion blood came from — as long as it was [more…]

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More Bots – Less Babble 2

About a year ago, I told you that my wife and I enjoyed watching a TV show called BattleBots, that showed human-built, human-controlled robots, fighting to destroy each other.

I guess BattleBots is just a summer show, because we hadn’t seen it for several months, but then [more…]

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What Are Gravitational Waves?

A few weeks ago, it was a major headline in all the newspapers and TV news shows.

Scientists had proven the existence of gravitational waves.

Yay! Let’s all celebrate! [more…]

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Win Your Next Negotiation

If you’ve ever successfully interviewed for a job, or asked your boss for a raise, you’ve probably experienced it:

An important negotiation.

If so, were you [more…]

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Generic Brands

You wake up in the morning and eat a bowl of Hellhogs Corn Flakes for breakfast.

For lunch, you warm up a can of Chef Boyoboy Spaghetti & Meetballs, with a handful of Three-Toes Corn Chips on the side.

At dinner time, you make some [more…]

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Salt Is Salt – Except When It’s Not

Sea salt.

Table salt.

Kosher salt.

They’re all made of [more…]

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Perfect Pitch Kid

Several days ago, a woman on the worship team with me at church asked if I would be willing to sing a duet with her, for an upcoming “special music” song that we would perform one week, while the offering is being taken.

I agreed to do it, and she chose the song, The Prayer.

Yesterday morning, we met, [more…]

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