Chemical Leak

There is nothing like a glass of ice-cold, crystal clear water. It’s one of the most valuable privileges we have in this life. For the residents in Kanawha County in West Virginia, this privilege was lost. A few years ago, residents began reporting a foul odor in the air. Investigators soon discovered that a 48,000-gallon tank…

God Keeps His Promises

I’m sure I’ve seen hundreds of them over my lifetime. And yet, I still find myself staring, completely awestruck when a storm passes by and a brilliant rainbow is left for our viewing pleasure. My mind always comes back to the same question, “Why do we have rainbows?” I don’t mean all the technical jargon…

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…

What A Waste!

A rich man was determined to give his mother the best birthday present that year. He wanted it to stand out above all other family and friends. He read of a bird that had a vocabulary of 4000 words, could be taught to say works in numerous languages, and even sing opera. He immediately bought…

Unsafe Safety Features

The safety features in our cars are incredible.  The advancing vehicle safety technology continues to save lives every year.   Just in 2012, seatbelts and airbags saved around 15,000 lives (NHTSA).  Unfortunately, there are occasional flaws in these safety designs.  Recently the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged about 4.7 million people to have their car…

Christian Trapeze Artists

Trapeze artists are known for their bravery and perfect timing. They perform flips, twists, and stunts that amaze us. Some of us wouldn’t even climb the ladder, much less fling ourselves through the air. The life of a trapeze artist is challenging and full of mistakes and corrections. This is where the safety net comes…

Saved By The Book

Rick Waggoner began driving his morning bus route just as he had for the last ten years.  He was forced to pull over when his bus broke down.  Three young men approached the bus where they shot Rick twice in the chest, once in the hip, and also stabbed him in the arm.  The two…