The Church is Like Rafting

The teens and I just got back from rafting.  Going down the river through all of the rapids and obstacles was incredibly fun.  Strangely though, rafting has a bunch of parallels to Christianity and the church.  Let’s examine several of these: 1. Everyone must put on a life vest.  No one was going rafting without…

The Wise Man’s Eyes are in His Head

ARTICLE BY DENNY PETRILLO This is certainly one of the interesting statements made by Solomon.  At first we might respond “of course they are in his head! Where else would they be?”  But Solomon is saying more than a given physiological fact.  Notice some significant truths. 1)    Wise men have prepared their minds so that…

How to Improve Your Future

This quote got me thinking: “The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past.  To change your future, alter your decisions today” – Anonymous.  This is one of those quotes that is simple and deep at the same time. Throughout my life, people have talk to me about their issues.  Many times…

Forced to Quit the Race

Joe Rosa had already run 7 laps.  He was on his way to breaking the New Jersey state record for the 3,200-meter run.  Then, with one lap left to go, track meet officials came out and forced Joe off the track and out of the race.  With storm clouds looming overhead and lightning striking around,…

Confessing Murder 65 Years Later

On a cold rainy night on March 1, 1946, the doorbell rang.  The wife of Felix Gulje answered the door and saw a woman standing there.  The woman claimed that she had a letter to give to Felix.  When he came to the door, he was met by a gun and shot in the chest. …

Defending An Attack!

A Nepalese soldier in the British army, Dipprasad Pun, was stationed as a sentry all by himself.  Corporal Pun noticed approximately 30 Taliban fighters closing on his position.  He told reporters later, “There wasn’t any choice but to fight.  The Taliban were all around the checkpoint.  I was alone….I had so many of them around…