Stinking Deeper

I am a fan of the show Mythbusters. If you’ve never seen it, this show takes common urban myths and scientifically tests them out to see if they are true or false. One interesting myth they tested a while back was if ancient ninjas were able to walk on water with various flotation devices on…

Are You Perfect?

Of course not! Obviously, no one is perfect except for Christ. So what in the world was James talking about in 1:4? He said, “And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” How could one ever be “perfect and complete, lacking in nothing”? The word…

The Flood of Neglect

In 1992, Chicago was every bit as busy as it is today. In a growing and thriving city like this, often times repair projects get put on the back burner. The problem started when the city approved the replacement of support pillars on the Kinzie Street Bridge. Unknown to the workers, there was an old…

Crossing The Line

Like most Colorado ski resorts, Breckenridge has some restricted ski areas. For some, the fresh, untouched powder is just too much of a temptation. Years ago a few skiers decided to risk it, despite the large, distinct signs which read, “Danger! Ski Area Boundary!” A few minutes later they had triggered an avalanche and were…

God Is Still Good

Lately our world has been filled with bad news, But even in the midst of trouble, God is still good. Chaos and confusion has been swirling, But the Lord is still the God of peace (1 Cor. 14:33) Even when so many have been filled with hate, Our Maker is still the Lord of love…

The Beautiful Side of Slavery

Slavery. It’s not a pretty word. It’s not a feel-good word. In today’s culture, it is not a politically correct word. When we hear it, we think about oppression, inhumane treatment, and despicable actions. We think about some of the darkest times and most terrible people. Slavery has negative connotations for good reason. There is…

The Walking Dead

I didn’t know it was possible. I thought it was just something we saw on TV, but it’s not. I witnessed with my very own eyes that there are most definitely “walking dead” among us. They are everywhere. In fact, they are overrunning our world! Now, before we all freak out and start preparing for…

Not Doing Ourselves Any Favors

Adrian Peterson is arguably the best running back to ever play football. As of late, football is likely the furthest thing from his mind. Several weeks ago, cuts and bruises were found on Peterson’s 4-year old son after Peterson disciplined him with a switch. Peterson is now facing charges for “reckless or negligent injury to…

Jumping Into The Crocodile Pond

Recently, a woman from Thailand jumped into a pond with hundreds of hungry crocodiles. There is no telling what this lady expected or what she was thinking. Sadly, though unsurprisingly, the crocodiles killed the woman. Some have speculated that this was suicide, but her intentions remain unclear (BangkokPost.com). Sometimes people make the most mindless decisions.…

The Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back

So what is the straw that broke the camel’s back?  1907 pounds is the heaviest load a camel has ever carried (Yare Camel Camp), so it seems 1908 pounds would be the preverbal “final straw.” Most of us are familiar with and have even experienced this expression.  We have all had times in our lives…

The Frayed Rope

A tourist wanted to visit a beautiful monastery.  The problem was, it was located 3,000 feet up a cliff.  The only way to reach it was by a terrifying ride in a basket with several men pulling it up with a single rope.  Reluctantly, the tourist and a monk climbed into the basket.  About half…