Pregnant, Due, and Still Waiting

Today my expecting wife reached 40 weeks and 2 days.  Even though she is only 2 days past the due date, we have been expecting our baby boy to come for weeks now.  The medical professionals said that Julie would likely go into labor weeks before her actual due date.  So, for about 3-4 weeks,…

A Free Man Still in Prison

In 1999, Daniel Larsen was convicted of a crime in California and put in prison.  Ten years later, new witnesses came forward, stacking the evidence in Larsen’s favor.  As a result, a federal magistrate ruled that Larsen had been denied rights to a fair trial and ordered his immediate release.  Unfortunately, because of some complicated…

Are You a Hero?

Are you a hero?  I don’t mean are you superman.  What I mean is, how do you react during an emergency?  Do you freeze up or jump into action?  Some of us have never been in a situation like this and can only speculate.  This was not the case for Stephen St. Bernard, a 53-year-old…

Problems, Problems, Problems

“The only survivor of a shipwreck washed up on a small, uninhabited island.  He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.  Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store…

Alaska Airlines Flying With A Damaged Wing

Movies about plane crashes and problems have struck fear into many hearts.  As a result, some dread looking out the window in fear of noticing a problem with the plane.  In July, a passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight looked out the window and noticed that a chunk was missing from the wing!  Even worse…

Sleeping Through the Storm

“A young man applied for a job as a farmhand.  When the farmer asked for his qualifications, he said, ‘I can sleep when the wind blows.’  This puzzled the farmer, but he liked the young man and hired him.  A few days later, the farmer and his wife were awakened in the night by a…