80 Years

Eighty Is Great-y?

I guess it’s obvious I haven’t been doing much here lately. For various reasons I just haven’t had anything to say worth posting.

I just turned 80, so that seems worth a few observations. As is true of every age milestone, there are few, if any, generalizations that can be made. Everyone has their own history and situation.

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Hurricane & Hummingbird

Hurricane and Hummingbirds

In 2017 Hurricane Irma blew through Georgia and brought with it a lot of destruction. It also brought to our home a flock of hummingbirds. We’ve had a hummingbird feeder for years, but the little guys have only come one at a time to feed. Immediately after Irma blew through, we started to see a bunch of birds at the feeder.

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Are You Crippled by Obsolete Opinions?

Many young adults are planning their lives based on out-of-date opinions. Perhaps they believe that conditions are now the same as they were when their parents were young. Or they may be following obsolete advice from older adults, such as high school counselors who are dispensing opinions that once were valid, but are no longer.

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Bats, the Furry Fliers

Bats, the flying mammals, are fascinating creatures that inhabit human folklore in mostly inaccurate fashion. Walking across the campus of Emmanuel College one day, I saw a crowd behind one of the buildings. A large colony of bats had made their home in the attic, which had been fumigated to drive the furry fliers out.

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Designs in the Living World

Whose Hand Is That?

Did you know the answer as soon as you saw the picture? It’s the hand of the One who designed the DNA molecule. He also designed everything else, as John says about Jesus, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

The illustration is part of the cover of a biology textbook,

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Genetics — The Enemy of Evolution

Lane P. Lester, Ph.D.

Genetics and evolution have been enemies from the beginning of those two concepts. Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics, and Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, were contemporaries. At the same time that Darwin was claiming that creatures could change into other creatures, Mendel was showing that even individual characteristics remain constant.

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Does Gratitude Require a Benefactor?

At a recent meeting of the Clarkesville Writers Society (not pictured above), the members shared short pieces they had written on the theme of gratitude. The following is the one I presented.

Does Gratitude Require a Benefactor?

In the movie “America’s Sweethearts” one of the characters goes to a New Age retreat where he learns to be grateful for just about everything.

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Diversity of Life

The History of Life

The following is a short article about how living things got to be the way they are. It assumes the truth of supernatural creation, followed by natural variation during the time life has been on the earth.

Because this article is fairly long to be read online, you may choose to download either a two-column two-page PDF or a trifold PDF which produces an easy-to-share brochure.

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Person Bench Beach

Is God Through with You?

Have you ever come to a point in your life where you wonder if God cares what you spend your time doing? I don’t mean good vs. evil behavior; I’m talking about what work you do, your job, your calling, your ministry. Can there come a time when God has no more plans for you in this life?

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