Money Is The Root Of All…Bacteria?

Alright, maybe money is not the “root” of all bacteria, but it’s certainly infested with it. Researchers from New York University’s Dirty Money Project recently found that our money is unbelievably nasty, finding some 3000 different types of bacteria (CBS News). Some of the nastiness they found on our money included viruses, E. coli, and…

Loopholes Into Heaven

Just before the death of actor W.C. Fields, a friend visited Fields in his hospital room and was surprised to find him thumbing through a Bible. After being asked what he was doing with a Bible, Fields replied, “I’m looking for loopholes.” Fields wasn’t the first to look for loopholes in the Bible, nor the…

The Bully

It’s a heart-wrenching moment. Your kid is being bullied. Anger. Frustration. Payback. Fear. Protection. Many strong emotions course through us. Maybe you run to the school administration. Maybe you approach the kid’s parents. Maybe you set up a protective game-plan with your child. Maybe you confront the bully face-to-face. All we know is, this has…

Do You Love Me?

Jimmy told the story about the first girl who caught his eye. He was seven years old, in 2nd grade, and her name was Sherri. She was the cutest girl he had ever seen with little pigtails, a beautiful dress with a big teddy bear on it, and the prettiest smile, even with a middle…

Love, Wealth, Or Success?

“A woman came out of her house and saw three old men sitting in front of her house. She did not recognize them but decided to be hospitable anyway. She said, ‘I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.’ ‘Is the man of the…

You’re Not Trash

A story is told about a woman who accidentally fell out of her second-floor window into a garbage truck that just happened to be outside. She tried to get the truck drivers attention but to no avail. She climbed her way near the opening and waited until the truck stopped so she could get out.…

Political Correctness

Bigot! Judgmental! Offensive! Chauvinistic! Intolerant! Hateful! The mere mention of words like these can cause some of the fastest, strongest, and angriest reactions in our world. That is, as long as this reaction supports our culture’s agenda. There is perhaps nothing more ugly, more despised, and more ostracized than the egregious “sin” of political incorrectness.…

How Is It Possible To “Love An Enemy” Like ISIS?

It’s one of those statements that makes us cringe, and yet Jesus still said it. It’s one of those commands that feels impossible to obey, and yet Jesus still commanded it. In Matthew 5:22 Jesus said, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” How is it even humanly possible to love an…

The Love of God

The incredible love of God, Who can truly comprehend? For this love has incredible breadth (Ephesians 3:18). To all mankind this love He did send (John 3:16). His love has great length (Ephesians 3:18), Throughout all eternity it has spanned (Ephesians 1:4). God’s love is one of awesome height (Ephesians 3:18), Allowing lowly people to…

Are We Who We Say We Are?

“Paul Gustave Doré, a renowned artist, lost his passport while traveling in Europe. When he came to a border crossing, he explained his predicament to one of the guards. Giving his name to the official, Doré hoped he would be recognized and allowed to pass. The guard, however, said that many people attempted to cross…

Love is Action

A father took Helen and Brandon, his two youth children, to the local mall to go shopping.  As they pulled up, they spotted an eighteen-wheeler parked with a big sign reading, “Petting Zoo.”  The children excitedly shouted, “Daddy, Daddy. Can we go?  Please. Please. Can we go?”  “Sure,” he said as he gave them each…