The Tornado, The Amputee, & The Hero

Gregory Beck has lived through more than his fair share of life’s storms. In his journey through diabetes, Gregory has had both legs amputated, is legally blind, and is bound to a wheelchair. This became a serious problem recently when he wheeled himself to the grocery store. Not long after rolling out of the store,…

Encourage The Kids

The crowd sat charmed at a performance by several young violin students. After the concert, the instructor spoke briefly about how young children are taught to play the violin. He said the first thing the children learn is the proper stance. The second thing the children learn, even before they pick up the violin, is…

What We Deserve

A story is told of a mother who approached Napoleon seeking a pardon for her son. The emperor replied that the young man had committed a certain offense twice and that justice demanded death. “But I don’t ask for justice,” the mother explained. “I plead for mercy.”  “But your son does not deserve mercy,” Napoleon retorted.…

Mostly Christian

When we go to the ballpark, it’s almost a requirement to get a burger or hotdog. Sure, the taste might carry an odd resemblance to cardboard (especially if you let it get cold at all). Yeah, you can almost feel the grease instantly transforming into fat around your waist. We even understand that eating this…

How to Avoid Speeding Tickets

I remember my first (and only) speeding ticket. I was 16-years-old and had four friends in the car. I was foolishly going about 15 mph over the speed limit when the flashing lights appeared in my mirrors. My hopes of getting off with a warning vanished with the slip of paper the officer handed to…

Bomb Cyclone

Yesterday was a picture perfect day here in Colorado. You could have slipped on your flip-flops, walked down to the park, and basked in the perfect 80-degree temperature while enjoying a delightful breeze in your face. Today, we’re under a blizzard warning. More specifically, we’re expecting a “bomb cyclone” (yes, a second one). Just hours…

Blessed Or Spoiled?

The amount of wealth some people have is absolutely dumbfounding. Even more astonishing is the attitude that can come with it. For example: Some grandparents generously gave $20 inside a card to their wealthy teenage grandchildren. With disgust, they looked at their smiling grandparents and said, “What in the world do you think we can…