Some time before birth and beginning school most people develop bad breathing habits. Some lose the muscular ability to breath deeply. Fortunately the ability and habit can be regained.
Samson may be the most disappointing of all Bible heroes, but don't blame his parents. They did everything right.
A young widow thought she was destitute. God thought she was prosperous and arranged for her to feed the prophet Elijah. So she did. She never had more than a little flour and a little oil, but invested a third of it into Elijah's ministry day after day. The next day there was always a little more.
Jullien, a famous conductor of the nineteenth century, was born in 1812. His father, a local conductor, named him for every member of his orchestra. No wonder he became a musician. With 36 Christian names, no wonder his fame rests as much on his eccentricities as on his musical accomplishments.
Convenience can be expensive--if not in money, then in health or environmental consequences. What conveniences can we really afford?
When the angel Gabriel appeared to Zechariah and Mary, both asked a similar question. Why did Zechariah get scolded? Why did Mary not get scolded? Similar doesn't mean same.
A trombone made in 1508 looks a lot like some made in 2008. Its role in music has changed much more than its shape. It even survived a near-death experience.