A Hurricane is Coming

“A man who lived on Long Island was able one day to satisfy a lifelong ambition by purchasing for himself a very fine barometer. When the instrument arrived at his home, he was extremely disappointed to find that the indicating needle appeared to be stuck, pointing to the sector marked ‘HURRICANE.’  After shaking the barometer…

The Bible Used As A Bookmark

Over the summer, I served as a counselor at our local church camp. At the end of the week, I did the usual final clean-up and pack-up. I took out the trash, vacuumed the floors, and checked all the nooks and crannies for left-behind items. As I checked under the bed I found something odd…

Handling the Pressure

(William Beebe (pictured left) and Frederick Otis Barton, Jr. standing next to the bathysphere) For ages, people have wondered what was on the ocean floor.  On August 15, 1934, Otis Barton and William Beebe came closer than ever before. On that day, they descended to a depth of 3,028 feet into the dark ocean, a…

The Tour de France Crash

Maybe she was looking for her “10 seconds of fame.” Or perhaps she just really wanted to say “Hi” to her grandma and grandpa, as her sign indicated. Whatever the intentions, during this year’s Tour de France, this woman caused “one of the worst crashes in Tour de France History” (DailyMail.co.uk). As the riders approached…

Pre-Enraged

“Another police shooting.” Just three little words are all it takes to erupt the volcano of internal feelings throughout our nation. People start screaming “racism” and “injustice!” People start marching, shouting, rioting, and storming police stations. People start pointing fingers in all directions. While other people will take to social media to argue and fight,…

Genie In The Lamp

  “Three men were trapped on a desert island. As the days slowly went by, they dreamed of what it would be like to be back at home with their friends and family, to be back at their jobs doing the things they loved. One day, one of the men found a lamp that contained…

“Amen and A-woman”

According to longstanding tradition, the 117th Congress was opened with a prayer. As Rep. Emanuel Cleaver came to the end of his prayer, he concluded with “Amen and a-woman.” Yes, you read that correctly, “a-woman.” As if, in some way, “amen” was actually a chauvinistic masculine word. Watch It Here. To set the record straight, “amen”…

Tired of Politics?

I’m just going to say it…I am SICK AND TIRED of politics. My phone blows up daily with, what feels like, about 14,000 political texts about some amendment or candidate. In fact, as I’m sitting down to write this, I just received another text. I’ve received more calls from unknown numbers than ever before. Every…

Mostly Christian

When we go to the ballpark, it’s almost a requirement to get a burger or hotdog. Sure, the taste might carry an odd resemblance to cardboard (especially if you let it get cold at all). Yeah, you can almost feel the grease instantly transforming into fat around your waist. We even understand that eating this…

Are You The 9 Or The 1?

Sometimes we fall into the terrible habit of ungratefulness. We don’t usually mean to do it, but we do it all the same. We pray for help, but then we forget to praise Him after He has. We beg for wisdom, but then forget when He’s helped us with the solution. We cry out to…

Useless

3M Company’s researcher Spence Silver was working on a brand new sticky concoction. He discovered an adhesive that could make a piece of paper stick and re-stick on different things. 3M didn’t see a need and wrote it off as useless. One day, another of 3M’s employees, Authur Fry, told Silver about the problems he…