Why Are We Breathing?

In 2012 Tom Sietas, a freediver, broke the world record for the longest held breath. He stayed underwater for a “breathtaking” 22 minutes and 22 seconds! Everyone who has held their breath for any amount of time knows how quickly the body begins to demand air. Breathing is an obviously vital part of life. Whether…

How To Live A Truly Fulfilling Life

They conquered lands. They ruled nations. They accomplished feats no other did. And yet, in the end, every one of them was disappointed. Consider the following: Alexander the Great conquered Persia, but broke down and wept because his troops were too exhausted to push on to India. Hugo Grotius, the father of modern international law,…

Out Of Focus

We’re all familiar with the name Henry Ford. He was the mastermind behind the Ford Motor Company and a big contributor the advancement of our automobiles today. Perhaps one of the keys to his great success is found in his analysis of how people work: “A weakness of all human beings, ” Henry Ford said,…

Where is Life?

“You haven’t lived until you have found something worth dying for” (Admiral Paul Watson). It is interesting that people search their entire lives for something that is truly worth living, and yet most of them will fully ignore the actual answer. Many people have had to find out the hard way what was not worth…

The Supercell Storm

Ever since I was a kid, I have been transfixed by storms. There is something fascinating about them. The power they wield. The striking features they display. Their massive reach. Storms produce some of the most awe-inspiring events in our world. The obvious downfall to storms is the horrific damage they leave in their wake.…

Skydiving…From Space?

Everyone has a “fear alarm.” You know, the little alarm that goes off in your mind when something seems way too dangerous to try. For some people, the alarm goes haywire just by climbing a ladder. For others, the alarm sounds when eyeing rides at Six Flags, especially the free falling ones. The more adventurous…

The Life of Robin Williams

Many stood in stunned silence when the news of Robin Williams’ suicide broke. Nearly everyone was charmed by his humor and wit in movies like “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Aladdin,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Jumanji,” and certainly many, many others. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times and received the Best Supporting Actor…

Overwhelmed

Life at times heaps a pile of issues on the plate, And its timing is never all that great. Trials are piled high like a stacking contest, Ensuring a person’s immediate unrest.   Health, houses, cars, people, and work All seem to labor together to bring out the murk. Some issues are inflicted by self,…

Morse Code

Many years ago, a young man applied for a job as a Morse Code operator.  When he arrived for the interview, he walked into a large, busy office filled with noise and clatter, including the sound of the telegraph in the background.  Each applicant filled out a form and were seated until they were summoned…

My Little Girl

Many a time my family has walked around the streets, Never really knowing what kind of people we will meet. We’ve seen people who are busy, sad, and anxious about life, Even Christians who are filled with worries and strife. But still, my little girl will jump, and bounce, and sing, and play, Take my…

A Good Miscarriage?

(Article by Denny Petrillo) In one of the most intriguing passages in Ecclesiastes, Solomon maintains that, under certain conditions, it would have been better to have been born dead (6:3).  This is a most startling statement.  We value life.  We consider existence a precious gift.  So what is Solomon talking about, and to whom is…