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…

“A Religion Worth Having”

A young man came up to the preacher after the lesson: “Preacher, you really stepped on my toes with that lesson. See, I’ve actually been stealing a little bit from my boss. It’s nothing huge, but we use expensive copper nails on the boats we build. I’ve been taking some home and building my own…

Getting Serious

Accomplished gymnast Mary Lou Retton once explained, “Here’s what it takes to be a complete gymnast. Someone should be able to sneak up and drag you out at midnight, push you out on some strange floor, and you should be able to do your entire routine sound asleep in your pajamas. Without one mistake. That’s…

Not Lost, Given

A man was speaking to a soldier on a cot in a hospital. “You have lost an arm for a great cause,” he said. “No,” said the soldier with a smile. “I didn’t lose it–I gave it.” So many great sacrifices have been made for incredible causes. The men and women who serve in our…

Mowing The Lawn During A Tornado

Meet Theunis Wessels of Alberta, Canada. No, this picture hasn’t been photoshopped. He is actually mowing his lawn as a terrifying tornado wreaks havoc behind him. Just a few moments before this picture was captured, Theunis’ wife, Cecilia, was taking a nap. Their 9-year-old daughter came racing in and woke her up. She was upset…

Get In The Water!

In the late 1970’s, Kim Lineham, an 18-year-old young lady, was putting an enormous amount of work into her swimming career. On August 19, 1979, at the AAU Nationals, Kim broke the world record for the women’s 1500-meter freestyle. How did she achieve this success? Her coach, Paul Bergen, stated that Lineham did endless exercises…

My Run-In With Shoplifters

I stepped out of Home Depot just like I have done hundreds of times over the past few months. Before I even reached the parking lot, three guys and a girl came sprinting out of the store. At first glance, it was hard to understand what was happening. I thought these were just some teenagers…

Tax Day!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. A time people across the country have been eagerly waiting for. A time when adults can’t sleep because of their excitement and anticipation. A time that ranks right up there with a birthday and Christmas. A time when we get to give thousands upon thousands of dollars…

It’s Funny How…

It’s funny how difficult it can be to wake up for worship, and yet how easy it is to wake up super early for our favorite hobbies. It’s funny how a cold and cough can keep us from going to worship, yet the same cold is hardly even noticed when a day of fun is…

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…

Hand Stuck in a Vase

A little boy put his hand into an expensive Chinese vase and quickly discovered he was stuck.  He tugged and jerked but his hand wouldn’t budge.  He cried out and soon his parents were doing all they could to get the boy’s hand out.  After exhausting all ideas, they decided they had to break the…