Lesson From The Shatter

Over the past few months, our church building has been targeted. We’re unsure who is doing it. Perhaps it’s some person from the surrounding neighborhood. Perhaps it’s just a random person who drives by. It could also just be a teenager from the High School down the street. We’re unsure what the motivation might be.…

Airplanes and Lightning

Some things just don’t mix. Oil and water. Orange juice and toothpaste. Forks and power outlets. Feet and LEGO’s.  Of all the bad combinations, one would think airplanes and lightning would be near the top. However, in this amazing age of technology, lightning poses very little threat to airplanes.  In fact, “It’s estimated that lightning…

Growing Up In Darkness

In Maputo, Mozambique, many unfortunate children are forced to call the streets their home. Having been abandoned by their families, the only survival option they have is to seek shelter and hide in the dark, wet, and perilous parts of the city. You can find these poor children in the shadowy crevices of bridges and…

What The Cross Was Supposed to Be

The cross was supposed to be the bringer of sadness, But Christ used it to bring eternal joy (1 Peter 1:8-9).   The cross was supposed to be the displayer of shame, Yet it only showcased Christ’s glory (John 12:23ff).   The cross was supposed to be the place of dishonor, But it instead brought…

The (Very) Expired License Plates

A police officer pulled over a Louisiana driver. He had expired plates. We’re not talking by a couple of months. We’re not even talking about a couple of years. These were plates that had expired back in 1997! When questioned about these very expired plates, the driver responded, “Sorry, officer. I’ve been busy lately and…

Off Key

Before becoming a famous landscape photographer, Ansel Adams displayed real talent on the piano.  At an esteemed party, Adams began playing Chopin’s F Major Nocturne. Unfortunately, he just couldn’t seem to get himself on key.  He said, “In some strange way my right had started off in F-sharp major while my left had behaved well in…

What Would Your T-Shirt Say?

Jessica Rocha was very frustrated with her children’s behavior. They were stealing and bullying at school.  Jessica had tried a variety of punishments including grounding, taking away sports, toys, and privileges, but nothing seemed to be working. In her continued struggle to correct her children, she decided to make a t-shirt describing the child’s actions.…