What We Deserve

A story is told of a mother who approached Napoleon seeking a pardon for her son. The emperor replied that the young man had committed a certain offense twice and that justice demanded death. “But I don’t ask for justice,” the mother explained. “I plead for mercy.”  “But your son does not deserve mercy,” Napoleon retorted.…

The Shredded Suitcase

As the airport carousel begins to churn out the suitcases, there is always that moment of fear. Did your bags make it? Will they come out? Will something be broken? Kristin Horabin and her husband were in this very boat. They watched as bag after bag came out, including her husbands. When Krisitn’s never showed…

Let Go Of The Bee

“To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee” (William H. Walton). Maybe that person said something very insulting to you. Or maybe they did something to hurt your feelings. It’s easy to hold on to those grudges. If we do, all we’re really doing is holding on to that furious…

The Facebook Killer

74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. was walking home after having an Easter meal with his kids. That was when Steven Stephens filmed himself walking up to the elderly man, having a brief conversation with him and then shooting and killing him. In a sick and twisted fashion, Stephens posted this video on Facebook, thus making him…

Give Me A Break

Author Martha Bolton told an interesting story about her father. Later in his life, he had suffered a series of minor heart attacks. Bolton went on to tell, “During one of his many hospital stays, it became necessary to transport him to another facility for rehabilitation therapy. The driver who was assigned to pick him…

“I Ask For Forgiveness”

This week 93-year-old Oskar Groening is facing 300,000 counts of accessory to murder. Yes, you read that right, three hundred thousand! How is this possible? Oskar Groening worked at Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi concentration camp. Since he was just the bookkeeper, he insists that he never physically harmed a prisoner himself. In fact, when he…