Don’t Let The Lion In

A family was out enjoying a nice safari in South Africa when they came upon a pride of lions. It was a perfect picture moment. The lions were just a few feet away, basking in the shade. Then one lion stood up and curiously approached the car. The lion put its mouth on the door…

Dreaming Of Being Blind

Jewel Shuping grew up with sight, but she has almost always dreamed of being blind. Yes, you read that correctly; she wants to be 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…

Breathe Easy

An ominous orange cloud of toxic gas is not exactly what you want to see outside your living room window. For thousands of people in Barcelona in 2015, this was their reality. Some chemicals were being transferred to a local factory. When the chemicals accidentally mixed, it resulted in large plums of poisonous gas and…

One Tree, Forty Kinds Of Fruit

It has been given the name “Frankenstein tree,” and for good reason.  This tree produced 40 different varieties of fruit, some of which include cherries, peaches, nectarines, and apricots.  Van Aken is the “mad scientist” behind these vegetation monstrosities.  He can craft these trees through a process known as grafting.  To put it simply, grafting…

Pre-Enraged

“Another police shooting.” Just three little words are all it takes to erupt the volcano of internal feelings throughout our nation. People start screaming “racism” and “injustice!” People start marching, shouting, rioting, and storming police stations. People start pointing fingers in all directions. While other people will take to social media to argue and fight,…

“Deny God Or Fail”

Several years ago, Jordan Wooley, a seventh-grader 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…

The Plague of Flies

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine just how bad some of the plagues may have been, especially ones like flies (Exodus 8:20-24). I mean, come on, how bad could a few flies really be? Once per year in Wisconsin, flies emerge from the upper Mississippi River. We aren’t talking about a few flies here; we are…

Chemical Leak

There is nothing like a glass of ice-cold, crystal clear water. It’s one of the most valuable privileges we have in this life. For the residents in Kanawha County in West Virginia, this privilege was lost. A few years ago, residents began reporting a foul odor in the air. Investigators soon discovered that a 48,000-gallon tank…

Genie In The Lamp

  “Three men were trapped on a desert island. As the days slowly went by, they dreamed of what it would be like to be back at home with their friends and family, to be back at their jobs doing the things they loved. One day, one of the men found a lamp that contained…

“Amen and A-woman”

According to longstanding tradition, the 117th Congress was opened with a prayer. As Rep. Emanuel Cleaver came to the end of his prayer, he concluded with “Amen and a-woman.” Yes, you read that correctly, “a-woman.” As if, in some way, “amen” was actually a chauvinistic masculine word. Watch It Here. To set the record straight, “amen”…

Money Is The Root Of All…Bacteria?

Alright, maybe money is not the “root” of all bacteria, but it’s certainly infested with it. Researchers from New York University’s Dirty Money Project recently found that our money is unbelievably nasty, finding some 3000 different types of bacteria (CBS News). Some of the nastiness they found on our money included viruses, E. coli, and…

I Need Air!

“There’s a story about a proud young man who came to Socrates asking for knowledge.  He walked up to the philosopher and said, ‘O great Socrates, I come to you for knowledge.’  Recognizing the flaws in the young man, Socrates led him through the streets, to the sea, and chest-deep into water.  Then he asked, ‘What do you…

God Is In Control

When we are afraid of the future, remember, God is in control (Isaiah 41:10). When the storms of life pour down on us, remember, God is in control (James 1:2-4). When Satan prowls, remember, God is in control (1 Peter 5:8-11). When it seems like temptations are too much to bear, remember, God is in control…