Pre-Enraged

“Another police shooting.” Just three little words are all it takes to erupt the volcano of internal feelings throughout our nation. People start screaming “racism” and “injustice!” People start marching, shouting, rioting, and storming police stations. People start pointing fingers in all directions. While other people will take to social media to argue and fight,…

“Deny God Or Fail”

Several years ago, Jordan Wooley, a seventh-grader in Texas, was put to the test in class. Her teacher gave the class an assignment where they were forced to label God as a “fact, common assertion, or opinion.” However, when students began getting upset and discussions took place, the teacher made it clear that unless they…

The Plague of Flies

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine just how bad some of the plagues may have been, especially ones like flies (Exodus 8:20-24). I mean, come on, how bad could a few flies really be? Once per year in Wisconsin, flies emerge from the upper Mississippi River. We aren’t talking about a few flies here; we are…

Chemical Leak

There is nothing like a glass of ice-cold, crystal clear water. It’s one of the most valuable privileges we have in this life. For the residents in Kanawha County in West Virginia, this privilege was lost. A few years ago, residents began reporting a foul odor in the air. Investigators soon discovered that a 48,000-gallon tank…

Genie In The Lamp

  “Three men were trapped on a desert island. As the days slowly went by, they dreamed of what it would be like to be back at home with their friends and family, to be back at their jobs doing the things they loved. One day, one of the men found a lamp that contained…

“Amen and A-woman”

According to longstanding tradition, the 117th Congress was opened with a prayer. As Rep. Emanuel Cleaver came to the end of his prayer, he concluded with “Amen and a-woman.” Yes, you read that correctly, “a-woman.” As if, in some way, “amen” was actually a chauvinistic masculine word. Watch It Here. To set the record straight, “amen”…

Money Is The Root Of All…Bacteria?

Alright, maybe money is not the “root” of all bacteria, but it’s certainly infested with it. Researchers from New York University’s Dirty Money Project recently found that our money is unbelievably nasty, finding some 3000 different types of bacteria (CBS News). Some of the nastiness they found on our money included viruses, E. coli, and…

I Need Air!

“There’s a story about a proud young man who came to Socrates asking for knowledge.  He walked up to the philosopher and said, ‘O great Socrates, I come to you for knowledge.’  Recognizing the flaws in the young man, Socrates led him through the streets, to the sea, and chest-deep into water.  Then he asked, ‘What do you…

God Is In Control

When we are afraid of the future, remember, God is in control (Isaiah 41:10). When the storms of life pour down on us, remember, God is in control (James 1:2-4). When Satan prowls, remember, God is in control (1 Peter 5:8-11). When it seems like temptations are too much to bear, remember, God is in control…

The Little Puff Of Wind

The clouds above squeezed out a raindrop. Below this little droplet set a house at the peak of a mountain. This house wasn’t sitting on just any mountain though. It was sitting at the peak of a mountain on the Great Continental Divide. As all the other droplets hit the roof, they were sent to…

A Crying Mess

Bursting into tears. Weeping. Sobbing. Tears of joy. Crying fit. Crying our eyes out. However we say it, we all do it; some just do it more than others. According to statistics, “Women cry five times as much as men. Women cry 64 times a year as compared to 17 times a year for men”…

Tired of Politics?

I’m just going to say it…I am SICK AND TIRED of politics. My phone blows up daily with, what feels like, about 14,000 political texts about some amendment or candidate. In fact, as I’m sitting down to write this, I just received another text. I’ve received more calls from unknown numbers than ever before. Every…

Trapped

On January 30, 1925, Floyd Collins climbed into a huge system of interconnected caves in Kentucky. He was trying to discover a new entrance into the cave system. Unfortunately, this excursion ended to Collins getting badly trapped. To make matters worse, in his attempt to get free he accidentally knocked over his lamp, smothering his…

World Records

If you’ve ever wanted to set a world record, it’s not as hard as you might imagine.  For example: The largest popcorn sculpture is currently set at 20 feet, 10 inches. The most games of hopscotch played in twenty-four hours is 434. Most apples cut with a samurai sword in one minute is 29. The…