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Keith Kendall, Pastor of Winchester Friends Church in Winchester, Indiana sent in the following winner which he gleaned from Tom Mullen’s Laughing Out Loud And Other Religious Experiences. Examining life for Deeper Meanings is a twentieth century preoccupation. We assume that things are not what they seem. Words disguise Hidden Feelings. Actions symbolize Something Else. We sometimes try too hard to discover the hidden meanings when there just might not be anymore to it than what is on the surface. Tom Mullen illustrates this at the very beginning of his book: An engineer, a psychologist, and a theologian were hunting in the wilds of northern Canada. They came across an isolated cabin, far removed from any town. Because friendly hospitality is a virtue practiced by those who live in the wilderness, the hunters knocked on the door to ask permission to rest. No one answered their knocks, but discovering the cabin was unlocked, they entered. It was a simple place —…

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