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…

Rattlesnake Ambush

While hunting deer in the Tehama Wildlife Area near Red Bluff in northern California, Jay Rathman climbed up a slope of a rocky gorge. As he raised his head to look over the ledge, he sensed movement to the right of his face. As he turned, a coiled rattler struck with lightning speed, just missing…

Give Me A Break

Author Martha Bolton told an interesting story about her father. Later in his life, he had suffered a series of minor heart attacks. Bolton went on to tell, “During one of his many hospital stays, it became necessary to transport him to another facility for rehabilitation therapy. The driver who was assigned to pick him…

Here’s My Vote

I don’t know where your vote is going in this election, but I wanted to let you know where my vote is going. I hope you will stand with me. I vote to follow the Almighty King over the next president, no matter who is chosen (1 Timothy 6:15). I vote to have faith in…

The Closed, Open-Mind

It has probably happened to you. You’re in the midst of an argument that seems to be getting nowhere. Finally, the other person blurts out, “You’re so closed minded!” This idea of an “open mind” has always been sort of funny to me. See, when people say someone should have an open mind, they don’t…

Out Of Focus

We’re all familiar with the name Henry Ford. He was the mastermind behind the Ford Motor Company and a big contributor the advancement of our automobiles today. Perhaps one of the keys to his great success is found in his analysis of how people work: “A weakness of all human beings, ” Henry Ford said,…