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…

“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 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…

Encourage The Kids

The crowd sat charmed at a performance by several young violin students. After the concert, the instructor spoke briefly about how young children are taught to play the violin. He said the first thing the children learn is the proper stance. The second thing the children learn, even before they pick up the violin, is…

Move Your Chair

The very accomplished architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, built a house for businessman Hibbard Johnson back in 1937. One rainy evening, Johnson was entertaining some very distinguished guests for dinner when the roof began to leak and drip directly on top of Johnson’s head. Furious and embarrassed, he called up Wright and complained about the roof…

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…

Parents In The Pews

It wasn’t just sympathy, it was pure empathy. It was 4 AM as my wife, kids, a friend, and I had been standing in line to check our bags at the airport. For over an hour we had been standing in the Frontier line. This line could have dwarfed even the longest lines at Six…

70-Year-Old Heroes

A young man nervously entered a convenience store in Salford, UK, a suburb of the greater Manchester area. With a black mask over his face and a knife in his hand, he demanded cigarettes and some cash from the young 19-year-old worker. Ron Smith happened to see what was happening as he was passing by…

The Note Inside A Bullet

Elmer Bendiner was a WW2 B-17 navigator. In the thick of war against the Nazi’s, one of the most incredible stories unfolded. Bendiner explains: “Our B-17 (THE TONDELAYO) was barraged by flak from Nazi antiaircraft guns. That was not unusual, but on this particular occasion, our gas tanks were hit. Later, as I reflected on…

A Team Player

A month or two ago most people probably hadn’t heard the name Brock Osweiler. Really, it wouldn’t be that surprising if many still haven’t. Being the die-hard Broncos fan and living in Denver, we’ve heard an almost constant stream of talk about him the last few months. For the last three years, Osweiler has warmed…