The Damaged Wing

Movies featuring plane problems and crashes have struck fear into many hearts. As a result, some dread looking out the window in fear of noticing a problem with the plane. Years ago, a passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight looked out the window and noticed that a chunk was missing from the wing! Even worse…

The Golden Box

A Chinese legend tells of some cultured gentlemen who often met to exchange wisdom and drink tea.  Each host tried to impress the guests with the finest and most costly teas.  When it came time for the most esteemed and respected one of the group to entertain, he served what appeared to be a truly…

The Name of Jesus

Jesus–Oh what a name! There is none other who has such fame. This is more than just a title we speak. His name is the epitome of the word, unique. Throughout history, no one so wonderful can we find. He is truly one-of-a-kind. Because of Him God’s beautiful love was revealed (Acts 2:38). In His…

Messages In Bathroom Stalls

Have you ever read the messages inside the bathroom stalls? They can be, well, interesting to say the least. You could come across everything from jokes and philosophical statements to gang signs and crude remarks. If you have ever had the joyful experience of sitting in a murky, run-down gas station stall, you may have…

Tattooed Jesus

It’s a typical day.  You’re just driving down the highway, listening to the radio, thinking about the events of the day. There’s the normal traffic and people rushing to get to their destinations. Then, a particular billboard catches your eye. It depicts a familiar person, Jesus. This Jesus, however, has tattoos all over His body.…

The Missing Person

Several years ago on New Year’s Day, 20-year-old Nicholas Simmons went missing. His family did everything they could to find their son, including contacting the police and starting a Facebook page. Unfortunately, since Nick had left his wallet and cell phone at home, no one could find him. For days they diligently searched for him,…

The Fake Walmart Employee

The 17-year-old kid certainly looked like a Walmart employee. He had all the correct attire and even knew how the corporation worked, especially since he was an employee at one point. He began traveling from store to store posing as “a manager from another branch.” The real Walmart employees bought his story. This teen guy…

The Tour de France Crash

Maybe she was looking for her “10 seconds of fame.” Or perhaps she just really wanted to say “Hi” to her grandma and grandpa, as her sign indicated. Whatever the intentions, during this year’s Tour de France, this woman caused “one of the worst crashes in Tour de France History” (DailyMail.co.uk). As the riders approached…

Callous

There is an old adage, “If you live in a graveyard too long, you will stop crying when someone dies.” The idea behind this saying is less about someone literally living in a graveyard and more about how we can become desensitized. This is why funeral directors don’t typically become emotional during memorial services. Death…

When Oranges Are Better Than Wealth

When the Titanic went down in 1912, eleven millionaires went down with it. They had an estimated $200,000,000 in wealth. 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 an estimated $300,000 worth…

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…