Phew!

The moment when you realize you locked your keys in the car, but then discover one of the windows was rolled down. The moment when you wake up from a terrible dream and realize it wasn’t real. The moment when the police officer who was tailing the past you finally turns. There are some pretty…

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.…

Faith Into Action

Every once in a while a crazy, yet awesome, physics teacher will put his own life into the hands of physics. Andreas Wahl, a Norwegian physicist, decided to do just this. He knew that objects will begin to rotate faster when they come toward a center point. To prove this is true, Wahl suspended himself…

Spiritual Seat Belts

Over the holidays, my family and I were driving across the country.  Apart from some fields, windmills, and cows, there is usually very little to see.  As we trudged along, a department of transportation message caught my attention.  It read, “753 road deaths this year, 63% unbuckled.”  I couldn’t help but be saddened by these…

The Final Breath

Darren Holt was his name. He was the preacher for the Figueroa church of Christ in Los Angeles, CA. And on Sunday, October 25, 2015, he would draw his last breath. It seemed to be just like any other day and any other sermon. As he was coming to the end of his lesson he…

Pulling On Both Oars

“An old Scotsman operated a little rowboat for transporting passengers. One day a passenger noticed that the old man had carved on one oar the word ‘Faith,’ and on the other oar the word ‘Works.’ Curiosity led him to ask the meaning of this. The old man happily replied, ‘I’ll show you.’ He dropped one…