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Good Thinking: Sing a Song of Christmas

by Dr. Don Kuehle

One can tell a lot about a person by listening to the music they sing. One can tell what condition a nation is in by listening to its music. Especially at Christmas, our music says a lot about what we are thinking and feeling. We sing “Jingle Bells” or “Rudolph The

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Good Thinking: Guess Who’s Coming for Christmas

by Dr. Don Kuehle

Mom hangs up the phone and turns to the family: “You’d never believe who that was! Guess who’s coming for Christmas!”

In the same way, God speaks to each of us saying: “Guess who’s coming to your house for Christmas!” We, like little children, try to guess – Santa Claus? Rudolph?

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Good Thinking: One Gave Thanks

by Dr. Don Kuehle

I’m a reporter for the Jerusalem Journal. I was sitting at my desk on a fall morning, 32 A.D. Word came in that this miracle-worker, Jesus, had just healed 10 lepers.

I rushed out to the scene to interview Jesus and the lepers who had supposedly

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Good Thinking: A Good Reason to Sing!

by Dr. Don Kuehle

The “people called Methodist” have always been noted for their great singing. Since the time of John & Charles Wesley in 1700s England, Methodist Christians have been a singing people. Charles Wesley wrote more than 6,500 hymns, dealing with every phase of human living. The words he penned were new; may

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Good Thinking: Hail to the Veterans

by Dr. Don Kuehle

Ever heard of Veterans Day as Armistice Day? “Armistice” refers to a cessation of war, a temporary peace, a truce between enemies. A “veteran” is an old soldier, a seasoned fighter from some former war. On June 4, 1929, at the end of World War I, the U.S. Congress passed

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Good Thinking: Pecans and Other Nuts

by Dr. Don Kuehle

“The morns are meeker than they were,

The nuts are getting brown;

The berry’s cheek is plumper,

The rose is out of town.”

– Emily Dickinson in her poem, “Nature”

We’re in the midst of Fall. People are going “nutting,” hunting for hickory nuts, picking up pecans, waiting for walnuts to

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Good Thinking: A Child of Grace

by Dr. Don Kuehle

“How happy every child of grace, who knows his sins forgiven.” So wrote Charles Wesley. What does it mean to be a child of grace?

Ted was painting his deck; he was not a good painter. His neighbor, a retired professional painter, comes over and offer to help Ted paint. An

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Good Thinking: Women of Faith

by Dr. Don Kuehle

“Spirit of faith come down; Reveal the things of God…”

So wrote Charles Wesley.

Faith is a gift from God that enables us to see and hear and feel God at work – at work in us, at work in others, at work in the world. Based on what we have

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Good Thinking: Something Beautiful

by Dr. Don Kuehle

“There is always room for beauty… room for another rose.” So wrote Florence E. Coates.

In the beginning God created a multitude of universes. Then God filled the empty space with suns and moon and stars; God filled the earth with a myriad variety of plants and shrubs and trees; a

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Good Thinking: Fall – A Special Season

by Dr. Don Kuehle

Fall comes and takes us by the hand. Fall, however, goes too swiftly for our frail human nature.

Fall stands before us dressed in the latest colorful fashions. But we are too busy with our own lives to notice her beauty and marvelous designs. Fall calls us to follow her into

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Good Thinking: I Want to Be Successful

by Dr. Don Kuehle

Everybody wants to be at the top. We all want to be successful. Everybody wants to be No. 1. We all cheer for the team that wins the championship. Our society honors and glorifies those who reach the top. Society has no place, no sympathy, for a #2; second place means

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Good Thinking: Will There Be Peace?

by Dr. Don Kuehle

Congress, in 1826, held a Service of Commemoration to honor the sacrifices that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson made in signing the Declaration of Independence. It was written of them: “Sink or Swim; Live or Die; Survive or Perish — I give my hand and my heart to this vote! We

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Good Thinking: September Song

by Dr. Don Kuehle

September is one of those “in-between” months. September stands in between the last days of summer and the first days of fall. September is a one-of-a-kind month; she has her own song to sing. September’s song is a joyful song, a melody for all those “in-between” times in life. As Helen

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Good Thinking: Labor Day Musings

by Dr. Don Kuehle

“Let me but do my work from day to day,

In field or forest, at desk or loom,

In roaring market-place, or tranquil room;

Let me but find it in my heart to say

When vagrant wishes beckon me astray,

‘This is my work — my blessing or my doom;

Of

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Good Thinking: Watermelon Wine

by Dr. Don Kuehle

Summer-time. Watermelon, eaten iced-cold or warm. Hmmmm!

What better way to enjoy summer-time than with a large slice of watermelon!

Watermelons are a native-plant of Africa. The first watermelon harvest was recorded in Egypt some 5,000 years ago. By the mid-1600s, the Indian tribes in Florida were raising watermelons. Early explorers

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Good Thinking: Songs in the Night

by Dr. Don Kuehle

Paul and Silas were taking a much-needed rest in Troas. One night, God spoke to Paul in a dream, through a vision: “Come to Macedonia and help us.”

Paul and Silas answered God’s call; they traveled from Troas to Samothrace and down to Philippi. They arrived in that large city; and

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Good Thinking: Running on Empty

by Dr. Don Kuehle

I was driving down Route K. I happened to glance at the gas gauge; it was sitting on empty! I hastily pulled into the nearest service station and filled the tank with gasoline. I was appalled at the price I had to pay for one gallon of gas. Yet, even if

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Good Thinking: Tomato Time

by Dr. Don Kuehle

My folks were proud of their garden. Their pride and joy was to have ripe tomatoes by the Fourth of July. Summer would not be summer without a table-full of tomatoes. This summer has been different; the weather hasn’t cooperated, and the tomato crop has not done well. That just makes

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Good Thinking: Those Wicked Weeds

by Dr. Don Kuehle

I was talking with a long-time friend at a Class reunion. “Long time, no see.”

“Yes. It has been awhile.”

“How’s your kids?”

“Oh, they’re growing like weeds!”

He didn’t have to explain further; I knew exactly what he meant.

Contrary to common opinion, weeds are not so easily defined. “A

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Good Thinking: It’s Quintilis!

by Dr. Don Kuehle

In pre-Roman times, Quintilis was the fifth month of the year. Because of major inaccuracies in the calendar, Emperor Julius Casear revised the Calendar in 46AD. It became known as the Julian Calendar or the Solar Calendar. And since Casear’s birthday was in the month of Quintilis, that month was re-named

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Good Thinking: Celebrate Independence Day

by Dr. Don Kuehle

In the mid-1770s our nation was born out of rebellion and resistance to foreign rule. The poets have memorialized the main events of our birth and growth as a nation. Hear what they have to say:

“The flags go down on land and sea like corn before the reaper’

So

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Good Thinking: Summertime

by Dr. Don Kuehle

“Summertime – and the livin’ is easy;

Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high…” — George Gershwin

I remember summertime! I grew up on a farm — and the livin’ was not easy! I remember summertime! Cultivating acres of corn. Cutting wheat with a Binder and putting the bundles

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Good Thinking: A Good Word for ‘Poor Ol’ Dad’

by Dr. Don Kuehle

A little boy was asked, “What’s the difference between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day?” Without hesitation he responded: “The presents don’t cost as much.”

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed, in 1914, that the second Sunday in May be observed as Mother’s Day. It wasn’t until 1972 that Father’s Day became a national

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Good Thinking: Hurrah for the Grand Old Flag

by Dr. Don Kuehle

At various times and places we stand with others and pledge our allegiance to our nation’s flag: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” No matter how

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Good Thinking: Everybody Needs a Home

by Dr. Don Kuehle

The family next door had just lost their house in a fire. The kindly neighbor was trying to comfort the distraught children: “I’m so sorry that you lost your home in the fire.”

“Oh, no,” replied one of the youngsters, “we still have our home; we just don’t have a house

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