The Front Pew

It can be scary. It can be intimidating. It can seem like a mile’s walk away. That first step can be one of the most difficult. And so when someone makes this decision, it thrills me to no end to see what took place this past Sunday. After an extremely timely lesson on procrastination by…

Beneath The Surface

The Costa Concordia, an Italian cruise ship, was serving dinner to its guests. The cruise had been going perfectly. Then, disaster struck. There was a crash and the ship began taking on water. Before long the enormous ship tipped over onto its side placing everyone in mortal danger. The next few hours were filled with…

A Sack of Potatoes

A Bible class teacher once asked her students to bring a clear trash bag and a sack of potatoes next week. At that class, she had each student take out a potato and write down some of the following on each potato: 1) A past situation where they were wronged but that still upsets them.…

Raining Cats & Dogs

Most of us are familiar with the phrase, “It’s raining cats and dogs,” but what about “it’s raining fish and frogs”?  Apparently, there have been several occasions when fish and frogs have literally rained down from the sky (Weather Bug).  Fish and frogs haven’t been the only odd things to fall out of the sky. …

On The Run

In 2002, Song Jiang escaped from prison. The Chinese police searched for years, but to no avail. Finally, in September, some 17 years later, they received some clues about Jiang’s possible location. The problem was that it was located in a mountainous area thick with forests. He proved too hard to find in such terrain.…