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Mar 25, 2016

My brother bought me an Aroma electric rice cooker for Christmas several years ago, and I am just now using it all the time. What makes them so appealing to me is the ability to create a complete meal in the rice cooker using whole grain rice or other whole grains, lentils, and vegetables. Just put all the ingredients in, add the correct amount of water (which is easy because it is always twice as much as the rice and lentils or a two to one ratio), hit the start button, hit the brown...

Mar 25, 2016

We all know Paul the Apostle's words in First Corinthians about how our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit.

Mar 10, 2016

I just finished reading John Robbin's book, "Healthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World's Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples."

Well, let's be honest. How to increase your odds of staying healthy and active is no secret and hasn't been for a very long time. But here is a quick summary of this excellent book.

Feb 06, 2016

Along with David Bowie, another great has entered the eternal sacred Holy of Holies, Maurice White, the leader of Earth, Wind & Fire.

When I was in high school and college in the 70s, American Black culture had a very strong positive influence. Earth, Wind & Fire along with the Isley Brothers and the Ohio Players were very popular.

Jan 18, 2016

During my sabbatical of a luxurious three months, I have tried my best to spend my study time reading great books and watching films that linger in the heart and mind. I could have read dozens of books over this amount of time but decided instead to focus on a few books of a more enduring value. I have not read any current books on church topics like membership growth or cultural shifts. What I am after is a book that would be chosen if, for example, one were moving to Barcelona and could...

Jan 11, 2016

It was the winter of 1975, 41 years ago. It was in the gym at Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem. It was my senior year playing basketball at Grimsley here in Greensboro.

By this time I think I knew that my chances of playing big time college basketball were slim to none. Not tall enough to be a power forward. Not a good enough ball handler to become a guard. Not even close. A terrible dribbler.

Dec 30, 2015

Sid is fond of saying (quoting a theosophical maxim, not Buddhist as most think), "When the student is ready, the teacher appears." But what I have been trying to figure out is what makes the student ready? Why is it that someone who smolders with a grudge for years and years all of a sudden decides to seek reconciliation or move on? Why does someone with bad health clearly related to eating habits finally decide enough is enough? Why the denial for so long? What finally woke the person...

Dec 16, 2015

Today I am about halfway through my wonderful 3 month sabbatical. These have been for me truly halcyon days- calm, peaceful, and tranquil. After the trip to Colombia in November, I have been mostly at home and have taken several short trips to Chattanooga, Asheville, Lexington, Staunton, and Richmond, Virginia to see family.

Nov 13, 2015

On Tuesday of this week Kate and I had a magical day enjoying the capital city of Bogota, Colombia. Bogota is a city of 14 million people that sprawls over a high Andean valley at 7,800-foot elevation. The weather is pleasant and cool the year round and is mostly in the 60s during the day. It gets into the 40s at night but somehow doesn't seem as cold as the 40s here does.

Nov 02, 2015

I started my wonderful and greatly appreciated 3 month sabbatical Saturday morning by doing something I have never done before. I ran two races back to back. The 10K(6.2 miles) started in front of the Elks Lodge on Cornwallis at 7:45AM. This was the Hit the Brixx 10K and 5K races.