Counterfeits

Last year, a staggering $1.7 billion in counterfeit goods were seized.  Here were the nine most counterfeited products and their estimated value (Yahoo Finance). 9. Optical Media (CDs, DVDs, etc) – $26.8 million. 8. Labels and Tags (Logos like Gucci, Fendi, D&G, etc) – $41.8 million. 7. Computer Accessories – $47.7 million. 6. Footwear –…

A Hurricane is Coming

 “A man who lived on Long Island was able one day to satisfy an ambition by purchasing for himself a very fine barometer. When the instrument arrived at his home, he was extremely disappointed to find that the indicating needle appeared to be stuck, pointing to the sector marked ‘HURRICANE.’  After shaking the barometer very…

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 when he became trapped.  In his attempt to get free, he accidentally knocked over his lamp, smothering his only source of light.  As he continued to get…

The Inevitable Punishment

I disobeyed my parents plenty of times growing up.  Of all the times I got in trouble, there were certain words I never wanted to hear.  Those words were, “Just wait until your father gets home.”  After hearing these words, my imagination ran wild.  I now had hours and hours to think about how bad…

“Habits Are First Cobwebs, Then Cables”

There is an old saying, “Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.”  We have all experienced how true this proverb is.  Some habits are ridiculously tough to form and others nearly impossible to break.  If we continue building our habits, they can turn to addictions.  This can either be wonderful or terrible. In 1 Corinthians 6:12…

The Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back

So what is the straw that broke the camel’s back?  1907 pounds is the heaviest load a camel has ever carried (Yare Camel Camp), so it seems 1908 pounds would be the preverbal “final straw.” Most of us are familiar with and have even experienced this expression.  We have all had times in our lives…