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But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.”—Luke 18:16-17 It was just a few weeks back. I was driving to my Mom’s house for Sunday lunch. My great-nephew, Joel, hitched a ride and was sitting in the back seat of my truck. We carried on conversation about what he learned in G-Force and other assorted preschooler ramblings when all at once with no particular context he busted out with, “Uncle Eddie, today is the best day ever!” I thought to myself, he was really inspired by my message today. (Hah! Hah!) I responded, “Really, why do you say that?” He said, “I don’t know. I just know it’s going to be the best day ever.”  Looking at him in the rear view mirror with his boyish grin, blonde hair, and blue eyes I was awakened to something that lay dormant in me since my ow


There are 30 books of the Bible in this paragraph. Can you find them? This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane seat pocket, on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much, he passed it on to some friends. One friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his john boat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column. Another friend judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a fact. Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. Truthfully, from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or a scholar to see some of them at the worst. Research has shown that something in our