The Front Pew

It can be scary. It can be intimidating. It can seem like a mile’s walk away. That first step can be one of the most difficult. And so when someone makes this decision, it thrills me to no end to see what took place this past Sunday. After an extremely timely lesson on procrastination by…

Beneath The Surface

The Costa Concordia, an Italian cruise ship, was serving dinner to its guests. The cruise had been going perfectly. Then, disaster struck. There was a crash and the ship began taking on water. Before long the enormous ship tipped over onto its side placing everyone in mortal danger. The next few hours were filled with…

A Sack of Potatoes

A Bible class teacher once asked her students to bring a clear trash bag and a sack of potatoes next week. At that class, she had each student take out a potato and write down some of the following on each potato: 1) A past situation where they were wronged but that still upsets them.…

Raining Cats & Dogs

Most of us are familiar with the phrase, “It’s raining cats and dogs,” but what about “it’s raining fish and frogs”?  Apparently, there have been several occasions when fish and frogs have literally rained down from the sky (Weather Bug).  Fish and frogs haven’t been the only odd things to fall out of the sky. …

On The Run

In 2002, Song Jiang escaped from prison. The Chinese police searched for years, but to no avail. Finally, in September, some 17 years later, they received some clues about Jiang’s possible location. The problem was that it was located in a mountainous area thick with forests. He proved too hard to find in such terrain.…

The God of All Comfort

We have all stood in those old worn down, depressing shoes, After the world chose us to bruise and abuse. We began looking for the source of comfort and relief, But it’s often as hidden and evasive as a thief. Many try to fill the void with fun, friends, and food, But more emptiness is…

The Battle

In this life many battles have been fought, Some of which were all for naught.   Lives have been lost and blood has been shed. Many young men’s feet were doomed never again to tread.   But of all the battles that have taken place on this earth, One is now happening that surpasses them…

Keeping The Flame Lit

The Olympics has a very long and illustrious history. For thousands of years, some of the most talented people in the world have displayed their abilities. Over such time, several events have come and gone. One such event was a Greek race with a strange objective. Each person was given a torch, but the goal…

Loopholes Into Heaven

Just before the death of actor W.C. Fields, a friend visited Fields in his hospital room and was surprised to find him thumbing through a Bible. After being asked what he was doing with a Bible, Fields replied, “I’m looking for loopholes.” Fields wasn’t the first to look for loopholes in the Bible, nor the…

God Keeps His Promises

I’m sure I’ve seen hundreds of them over my lifetime. And yet, I still find myself staring, completely awestruck when a storm passes by and a brilliant rainbow is left for our viewing pleasure. My mind always comes back to the same question, “Why do we have rainbows?” I don’t mean all the technical jargon…