The Debt

Albert Brigas is a good employee. He’s hardworking. He’s reliable. He’s been known to show up on days when he is sick. He’s shown himself to be a person of skill and determination. But at 69, this Vietnam veteran has been longing for retirement. He planned to work until he could pay off his mortgage…

Concussions

Over the last several years, this has been an almost constant discussion in sports, particularly in football. The more we learn about the brain, the more concerning we realize concussions are. If a person breaks an arm, pulls a muscle, or tears a ligament, it can be bad, but it is nowhere near as serious…

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.…