One of my favorite churches started several years ago as a ministry to ex-prisoners who were transitioning back into society. Now the church flourishes with people from all walks of life. I love that church because it reminds me of what I picture heaven will be like—filled with different kinds of people, all redeemed sinners, all bound together by the love o […]
My daughter and I were arranging to attend an extended family gathering. Because she was nervous about the trip, I offered to drive. “Okay. But I feel safer in my car. Can you drive it?” she asked. I assumed she preferred her more spacious vehicle to my compact one so I responded, “Is my car too cramped?” “No, it’s just that my car is my safe place. Someho […]
1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. 3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. 4 One thing I […]
For nearly a century, two towering ash trees have shaded our house and stood like sentinels watching over it. Within the last decade, however, one of the ashes suffered a mortal wound, and in the intervening years the rot and carpenter ants did their business. The arborist told us there was no saving the tree and we took it down. Since we wanted to plant ano […]
A “love calculator” can be found on the Internet. As strange as it may sound, all you’re instructed to do once you’re on the website is to key in your name and the name of the person you’re interested in, and the love meter calculates your “love percentage”—supposedly revealing your chances of a successful romantic relationship. I wonder how many have naïvel […]
What makes grass grow thick and green? Would you believe that part of the answer is lightning? The main ingredient in most fertilizers is nitrogen, and the air is full of it. But grass can’t access the nitrogen in the air until lightning moves through it. Lightning heats the air and splits nitrogen into separate molecules. The molecules of nitrogen then join […]
New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge catches a long fly ball hit by Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel during the second inning of Game 7 of baseball’s American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) Aaron Judge isn’t limited to helping the New York Yankees with the longball, as he proved Saturday night in Game 7 o […]
Astros bench coach Alex Cora is reportedly set to be named the Red Sox next manager. (AP) The Boston Red Sox managerial search could be over within the next 24 hours. According to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Red Sox have offered the job to Astros bench coach Alex Cora. It’s expected Cora will accept once the Astros’ playoff run is over. The Astros will ba […]
If you said “it’s more baseball” was the best reason to be excited about the New York Yankees and Houston Astros meeting in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday night, you’d be exactly right. But there was another acceptable response, and it was this: ELECTRIC. @RicFlairNatrBoy pic.twitter.com/oiYqxd7XXG — Houston Astros (@astros) Oc […]
In two short seasons as Los Angeles Dodgers manager, Dave Roberts has already accomplished some pretty special things. Back-to-back NL West championships is a terrific way to start his résumé. As is guiding his team to a league-best 104 wins during the 2017 regular season. What sits before him now though is a chance to join some truly special company. With f […]
Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio has reportedly been fired. (AP) After being eliminated by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he hoped his coaching staff would return intact. Two days later, we’ve already learned that that likely won’t be the case. According to a report from USA Today’s Bob […]
President Donald Trump said Saturday he intends to allow the release of classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy "subject to the receipt of further information."
A high school football sign in West Virginia featuring President Trump's name drew controversy and was called "sickening racism" by an employee of a predominantly African-American school. The students who drew the sign say they were not intending to offend anyone.
In 1977, residents near a small town in Mississippi rushed to the scene of a plane crash.They would learn later that one of the most influential Southern rock bands in history had just fallen from the sky.
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