Don’t Follow the Leader

For you winter Olympics fanatics out there, you might recall a devastating turn of events back in 2010. The gold medal was on the line in the 10,000-meter speed skating event. In speed skating, the skaters are required to switch lanes throughout the race (outside lane and inside lane). Sven Kramer, the best in the…

The Unopened Letters

In 1806, Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born into a difficult family. Elizabeth’s father was very domineering and for some unknown reason forbid any of his 12 children to ever marry. At the age of 15, Elizabeth became very ill, suffering from head and spinal pain which would plague her for life. Being mostly confined to…

The Missing Book

On the outside, it could be one of the coolest libraries in existence. Walking up to the Kansas City Public Library, you will be met with a bookshelf look displaying 22 works, most of which are popular and well known. The titles displayed include Romeo and Juliet, Fahrenheit 451, Charlotte’s Web, Lord of the Rings,…

True Science

Two friends decided to go into the produce business together. They put their money together and bought a pickup truck to get started. Everyday they would drive 100 miles into the country and buy watermelons for fifty cents each. Then they would drive back into town and sell them “two for a dollar.” At the…

Are You Salty?

While this may sound nerdy, sodium is actually a very interesting element.  It is an element that isn’t good for much by itself, so links itself to other elements.  Depending on what it joins with determines what it is good for.  It can become baking soda, borax, and many other things.  The most well known…

NFL’s Replacement Officials

The replacement officials in the NFL have just been awful this year.  For those who don’t know, this entire controversy started when the NFL and the normal officiating crew couldn’t come to a contract agreement.  As a result, the normal referees basically went on strike until the NFL gave them better terms (which is still…

Tough Decisions

“One of the most famous trials in history was that of Benjamin Francois Courvoisier in London in 1840, who is now immortalized in Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.  Courvoisier was a Swiss valet accused of killing his elderly employer, Lord William Russell.  What made this trial notorious was the argument for the defense.  The police had…

Emergency Contact Numbers

If any of the follow situations are happening in your life, please dial the appropriate numbers. If you are unsure that God loves you, DIAL: John 3:16. If you need faith, DIAL: Hebrews 11 If you need comfort, DIAL: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 If you are worried, DIAL: Mathew 6:25-34 If you feel depressed, DIAL: 1…

Ripping Pages Out of the Bible

Bill Keane, creator of the “Family Circus” cartoon strip, told of a time when he was penciling one of his cartoons.  His son Jeffy walked up, looked at his dad’s drawing and said, “Daddy, how do you know what to draw?” He replied, “God tells me.”  Jeffy questioned, “Then why do you keep erasing parts…