Christian Mirrors

The Norwegian town of Rjukan has been dealing with a problem for a very long time — darkness. The town is located in a deep valley and rarely receives direct sunlight. The solution to this problem is a system of huge mirrors. Three big mirrors have been built surrounding this mountain town. Using an electronic…

When Used Right…

He dropped to a knee in Central Park, pulled out the ring, and asked his sweetheart to marry him. “Yes!” was her answer. Everything was going perfectly. They strolled through Times Square, basking in the glow of their new engagement. The ring felt a bit loose, but he insisted that she continue to wear it.…

The Pain

Dr. Paul W. Brand was a noted leprosy expert who was especially famous for his surgical accomplishments with lepers in India. One night he became terrified when he noticed he had no feeling in his heel, a sign that he might have contracted leprosy. “He rose mechanically, found a pin, sat down again, and pricked…

The Faulty Shoe

Shoe problems just stink. Breaking a high-heel. Ripping off a shoelace. Tearing a hole in the side of a sneaker. Whatever the issue may be, it’s always a huge bummer. When our shoes go out of commission, it causes everything to slow down and stop. Understanding shoe struggles, we don’t have to be a basketball…

“A Religion Worth Having”

A young man came up to the preacher after the lesson: “Preacher, you really stepped on my toes with that lesson. See, I’ve actually been stealing a little bit from my boss. It’s nothing huge, but we use expensive copper nails on the boats we build. I’ve been taking some home and building my own…

The Welcomed Stranger

Years ago a family met a stranger. He seemed like a decent guy, so they invited him into their house. He was an incredible storyteller and very personable (though he was an incessant talker). The kids especially loved him. He would guide everyone’s imaginations through adventures and mysteries like no one could. He would tell…

Move Your Chair

The very accomplished architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, built a house for businessman Hibbard Johnson back in 1937. One rainy evening, Johnson was entertaining some very distinguished guests for dinner when the roof began to leak and drip directly on top of Johnson’s head. Furious and embarrassed, he called up Wright and complained about the roof…