Growing Up In Darkness

In Maputo, Mozambique, many unfortunate children are forced to call the streets their home. Having been abandoned by their families, the only survival option they have is to seek shelter and hide in the dark, wet, and perilous parts of the city. You can find these poor children in the shadowy crevices of bridges and…

What The Cross Was Supposed to Be

The cross was supposed to be the bringer of sadness, But Christ used it to bring eternal joy (1 Peter 1:8-9).   The cross was supposed to be the displayer of shame, Yet it only showcased Christ’s glory (John 12:23ff).   The cross was supposed to be the place of dishonor, But it instead brought…

The (Very) Expired License Plates

A police officer pulled over a Louisiana driver. He had expired plates. We’re not talking by a couple of months. We’re not even talking about a couple of years. These were plates that had expired back in 1997! When questioned about these very expired plates, the driver responded, “Sorry, officer. I’ve been busy lately and…

Off Key

Before becoming a famous landscape photographer, Ansel Adams displayed real talent on the piano.  At an esteemed party, Adams began playing Chopin’s F Major Nocturne. Unfortunately, he just couldn’t seem to get himself on key.  He said, “In some strange way my right had started off in F-sharp major while my left had behaved well in…

What Would Your T-Shirt Say?

Jessica Rocha was very frustrated with her children’s behavior. They were stealing and bullying at school.  Jessica had tried a variety of punishments including grounding, taking away sports, toys, and privileges, but nothing seemed to be working. In her continued struggle to correct her children, she decided to make a t-shirt describing the child’s actions.…

The Debt

Albert Brigas is a good employee. He’s hardworking. He’s reliable. He’s been known to show up on days when he is sick. He’s shown himself to be a person of skill and determination. But at 69, this Vietnam veteran has been longing for retirement. He planned to work until he could pay off his mortgage…

Concussions

Over the last several years, this has been an almost constant discussion in sports, particularly in football. The more we learn about the brain, the more concerning we realize concussions are. If a person breaks an arm, pulls a muscle, or tears a ligament, it can be bad, but it is nowhere near as serious…