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Caught in the Middle

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On New Year's Day, 1929, Georgia Tech and California played each other in the Rose Bowl. Late in the second quarter, Roy Riegels recovered a fumble for California, and in his excitement became confused, and started running some 69 yards in the wrong direction....

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Running Gets You Nowhere

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There are times in life when things can get so bad that running away seems like the best and only solution. That is why each and every day people quit their jobs, file for divorce, leave the ministry, or drop out of school. They have run out of steam...

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Living With Dying

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Just recently I came across a rather strange website called DeathClock.com. On this site, I was asked to answer a few questions regarding my date of birth, mood, and body mass index. After entering the data and clicking a button, a calculation was made as to the...

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Be Good

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Two Christian friends stood talking. One said to the other, "This has been a good day for I have done nothing today of which I am ashamed." The other replied, "This has been a bad day for I have done nothing today of which I am proud." In this conversation, we have two very...

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A Sure Thing

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I heard the story of a polar bear and her young cub living in the frigid extremes of Alaska. One morning the cub came to her mother and said, "Mom, are you sure I am a polar bear?" "Of course you are," the mother calmly replied. The cub went away reassured....

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Keeping Score

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Recently I read a beautiful story about a grandmother celebrating her fiftieth wedding anniversary. Surrounded by friends and family, she was asked, "What is the secret of your long marriage?" "Oh, it is very simple," she said. "Before Henry and I got married, I was determined...

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Good and Angry

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In the book of Proverbs unguarded and ungodly anger is likened to a destructive flood that swallows everything in its path (Prov. 27:4). Yet, while anger over the wrong thing, at the wrong time, and in the wrong manner is a destructive force not unlike a flood,...

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Children at Risk

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It is the duty of every parent to protect their children from harm and danger. Our children young or old are always at risk from things seen and unseen. They are at risk from germs, passing traffic, sexual predators, bad company, car accidents, unwanted pregnancy,...

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Don't Forget to Take the Trash Out

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When a man was hanging on a cross, suspended on iron spikes, he wanted one thing and one thing only, death. He thought of one person and one person only, himself. Given that reality, that is what makes the seven cries of Jesus from...

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The Poverty of Money

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While the Bible sees no wrong in wealth righteously obtained and properly managed, it is nevertheless at pains to point out the relative value, and fleeting nature of all things material and monetary (Prov. 23:4-5). We must never trust money to yield what God alone can provide, for unlike our unfailing...

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