How’s Your Back?

A preacher was in the middle of his sermon when he turned the focus to Simon of Cyrene, the man who carried the cross of Jesus (Mark 15:21; Luke 23:26). He challenged the congregation to put themselves at the scene and think about how they would have reacted. Before long a nine-year-old boy came walking…

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,…

Lesson From The Shatter

Over the past few months, our church building has been targeted. We’re unsure who is doing it. Perhaps it’s some person from the surrounding neighborhood. Perhaps it’s just a random person who drives by. It could also just be a teenager from the High School down the street. We’re unsure what the motivation might be.…

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…

When Used Right…

He dropped to a knee in Central Park, pulled out the ring, and asked his sweetheart to marry him. “Yes!” was her answer. Everything was going perfectly. They strolled through Times Square, basking in the glow of their new engagement. The ring felt a bit loose, but he insisted that she continue to wear it.…

The Roots

It looks like something straight out of some horror film, except it’s real. This forest floor is actually heaving up and down, making it look like some monstrous, living, breathing creature (Watch It Here). In reality, something very cool is happening. This Canadian forest is under attack from extremely heavy winds. The gusts are so…

Meerkats

Over the years these cute, cuddly looking animals have captivated people. From shows like Animal Planet’s Meerkat Manor to characters like Timon in The Lion King, people just like meerkats. Besides their cute appearance and fun demeanor, meerkats are actually fascinating animals. Why? Because there are few animals that work together as well as meerkats.…

The Boundary

The fathers of New York City were trying to plan for growth. They figured the city was going to grow, but they just weren’t sure how much. So, they decided to go on the generous side and give themselves more room than they thought they would ever need. The city already had six or seven…

Useless

3M Company’s researcher Spence Silver was working on a brand new sticky concoction. He discovered an adhesive that could make a piece of paper stick and re-stick on different things. 3M didn’t see a need and wrote it off as useless. One day, another of 3M’s employees, Authur Fry, told Silver about the problems he…

The Battle Frozen In Time

Two bull moose entered into combat. Whether it was over territory or a female isn’t all that important. The result is. As their battle for male dominance raged on, their antlers became entangled. The fight eventually led the two moose down into a river. The ice-cold river quickly cooled them off as they remained entangled,…