Yes, You Are Important

“Man overboard!” The words rang out loud, even from inside his bunk on the ship. He was suffering with one of the worst cases of seasickness the crew had ever seen. “God help the poor fellow–there is nothing I can do,” he said to himself. However, even in his poor condition, he decided he could,…

Empty Little Tummies

As the morning progresses towards the afternoon, a little elementary school boy begins to get anxious. A time that is normally filled with laughter and a needed break has now become quite stressful. It’s lunchtime. For this little guy, even though his family qualified for reduced lunch costs, even the small cost every day adds…

Idle Hands…

“Several years ago, Larry Walters, a 33-year-old man, became bored. So, he went down to the local army surplus store one morning and bought forty-five used weather balloons. That afternoon he strapped himself into a lawn chair, to which several of his friends tied the now helium-filled balloons. He took along with him a few…

The Note Inside A Bullet

Elmer Bendiner was a WW2 B-17 navigator. In the thick of war against the Nazi’s, one of the most incredible stories unfolded. Bendiner explains: “Our B-17 (THE TONDELAYO) was barraged by flak from Nazi antiaircraft guns. That was not unusual, but on this particular occasion, our gas tanks were hit. Later, as I reflected on…

The Little Satellite That Could

In 1972, NASA launched the exploratory space probe named Pioneer 10. The mission of this probe was to reach Jupiter, photograph the planet and its moons, and other parts. At the time, this was an extremely bold plan since nothing had even reached beyond Mars, much less Jupiter. There were even a few tense times…