Tattooed Jesus

It’s a typical day.  You’re just driving down the highway, listening to the radio, thinking about the events of the day. There’s the normal traffic and people rushing to get to their destinations. Then, a particular billboard catches your eye. It depicts a familiar person, Jesus. This Jesus, however, has tattoos all over His body.…

The Missing Person

Several years ago on New Year’s Day, 20-year-old Nicholas Simmons went missing. His family did everything they could to find their son, including contacting the police and starting a Facebook page. Unfortunately, since Nick had left his wallet and cell phone at home, no one could find him. For days they diligently searched for him,…

The Fake Walmart Employee

The 17-year-old kid certainly looked like a Walmart employee. He had all the correct attire and even knew how the corporation worked, especially since he was an employee at one point. He began traveling from store to store posing as “a manager from another branch.” The real Walmart employees bought his story. This teen guy…

The Tour de France Crash

Maybe she was looking for her “10 seconds of fame.” Or perhaps she just really wanted to say “Hi” to her grandma and grandpa, as her sign indicated. Whatever the intentions, during this year’s Tour de France, this woman caused “one of the worst crashes in Tour de France History” (DailyMail.co.uk). As the riders approached…

Callous

There is an old adage, “If you live in a graveyard too long, you will stop crying when someone dies.” The idea behind this saying is less about someone literally living in a graveyard and more about how we can become desensitized. This is why funeral directors don’t typically become emotional during memorial services. Death…

When Oranges Are Better Than Wealth

When the Titanic went down in 1912, eleven millionaires went down with it. They had an estimated $200,000,000 in wealth. On this night, their money would become worthless to them. Major A. H. Peuchen was also a very wealthy man. In fact, in his room on the Titanic, he was storing an estimated $300,000 worth…

Don’t Let The Lion In

A family was out enjoying a nice safari in South Africa when they came upon a pride of lions. It was a perfect picture moment. The lions were just a few feet away, basking in the shade. Then one lion stood up and curiously approached the car. The lion put its mouth on the door…

Dreaming Of Being Blind

Jewel Shuping grew up with sight, but she has almost always dreamed of being blind. Yes, you read that correctly; she wants to be blind. At 6 years old, the thought of being blind made her feel more comfortable. As a teenager she started wearing thick glasses. At 18 she bought her first cane. By…

Breathe Easy

An ominous orange cloud of toxic gas is not exactly what you want to see outside your living room window. For thousands of people in Barcelona in 2015, this was their reality. Some chemicals were being transferred to a local factory. When the chemicals accidentally mixed, it resulted in large plums of poisonous gas and…

One Tree, Forty Kinds Of Fruit

It has been given the name “Frankenstein tree,” and for good reason.  This tree produced 40 different varieties of fruit, some of which include cherries, peaches, nectarines, and apricots.  Van Aken is the “mad scientist” behind these vegetation monstrosities.  He can craft these trees through a process known as grafting.  To put it simply, grafting…

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…