Most Dangerous Cities In America

No matter where you live, if you’ve been there for any significant length of time, then you tend to know where the “rough” parts of town are. However, some cities are more dangerous than most. Forbes recently released the most dangerous cities in America, and here are the ones that made the list: Detroit, MI.…

“Deny God Or Fail”

Jordan Wooley, a seventh-grade girl 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 said God…

Hidden Value

In 1884, a young man died. After the funeral, his grieving parents decided to establish a memorial to him, so they met with Charles Elliot, the president of Harvard University at that time. Eliot received the couple into his office and asked what he could do. After they expressed their desire to fund a memorial,…

Wet Cement

Dr. Haim Ginott once said, “Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.” Ginott couldn’t have been more right. Children are incredibly impressionable. They watch our words, our actions, and our examples. We’ve all heard the phrase, “like father, like son,” or “like mother, like daughter.” Children are often shaped and…

Don’t Separate The Salt

Sodium is a very interesting element. It is very reactive by itself. Simply placing it in water will cause it to sizzle, move around, catch fire, and explode. However, pure sodium is not found in nature at all. It is always combined with another element. Chlorine is a chemical element that does exist in nature,…

Hope

“One night at dinner, a man fascinated his friends by telling of his experiences in a little town called Flagstaff, Maine, a place where he spent many summers. The town was scheduled to be flooded as part of a large lake that was being built. In the months before it was to be flooded, all…

When Oranges Are Better Than Wealth

When the Titanic went down in 1912, eleven millionaires went down with it. It is estimated that their combined wealth reached $200,000,000 and yet 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…

You Can’t Really Remove God’s Commandments

This week the Supreme Court ruled to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the Oklahoma capitol building. I have to admit, my initial reaction was anger and frustration until I saw a more full picture of the situation. First, they aren’t just removing the monument and destroying it. According to USA Today, they…

When Textbooks Get It Wrong

It all started when Coby Burren, a young ninth grade student, sent his mom a picture of the textbook his class was studying. The photo showed a map of a part of the United States. A box off to the side of this map about the Atlantic Slave Trade labeled the Africans who came over…

Dreaming To Be Blind

Jewel Shuping grew up with sight, but she has almost always dreamed of being 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 20 years old she was fluent in Braille. Years later,…