In late summer, we went for a walk in the New Forest in England and had fun picking the blackberries that grew in the wild while watching the horses frolicking nearby. As I enjoyed the bounty of the sweet fruit planted by others perhaps many years before, I thought of Jesus’s words to His disciples: “I sent you to reap what you have not worked for” (John 4:3 […]
“We’ve created more information in the last five years than in all of human history before it, and it’s coming at us all the time” (Daniel Levitin, author of The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload). “In a sense,” Levitin says, “we become addicted to the hyperstimulation.” The constant barrage of […]
As the minister spoke at a funeral for an old military veteran, he mused about where the deceased might be. But then, instead of telling the people how they could know God, he speculated about things not found anywhere in Scripture. Where is the hope? I thought. At last he asked us to turn to a closing hymn. And as we rose to sing “How Great Thou Art,” peopl […]
This morning, I was out jogging when I decided to walk a bit. Just then a trim runner sprinted toward me, glancing at his watch as he passed. “This is embarrassing,” I thought. “What must he think of me?” Five minutes later he passed me going in the other direction. It looked like he was running wind sprints back and forth while I ambled along. I got out of […]
An excerpt attributed to a renowned Christian apologist and author appeared in one of my social media feeds. Because I respect the person who shared the content and because the language reflected the author’s voice, I momentarily believed the quote was authentic.
The Los Angeles Dodgers had quite the eventful day Monday. Like everyone else, they made sure to view the eclipse. Then, they went to work, winning a four-and-a-half hour game over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5. [Now’s the time to sign up for Fantasy Football! Join for free] After winning such an exhausting contest, the club had two things to celebrate. As part […]
Meet this year’s New York Mets, same as last year’s New York Mets. Pitching injuries were nearly the club’s downfall in 2016, and now the injury gods have back to finish the job. [Now’s the time to sign up for Fantasy Football! Join for free] Mets pitcher Steven Matz is the latest victim of the club’s seemingly contagious arm injuries. On Monday, the team an […]
The couple that works out together, stays together … or something. (Screenshot via @ARod) It’s taken over a year, but we may have figured out one of the responsibilities of A-Rod Corp. We have to assume Alex Rodriguez is paying a video editing team to make sweet workout montages featuring him and Jennifer Lopez. [Now’s the time to sign up for Fantasy Footbal […]
Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler’s criticism of umpire Angel Hernandez led to MLB umpires starting their white-wristband protest over the weekend. But that’s not all that resulted from Kinsler’s sharp words about Hernandez. Kinsler also received an “almost unheard of” fine from Major League Baseball for saying Hernandez needed to find another job. T […]
Buster Posey has a very high opinion of himself these days. The catcher for the San Francisco Giants, and pretty much the best position player on the team, got plunked by Philadelphia Phillies closer Hector Neris on Sunday, and he was convinced that it happened on purpose. Posey said he has no doubt Neris drilled him on purpose. "I guess he didn't […]
President Donald Trump's prime-time speech on his plan for Afghanistan split lawmakers along party lines, with Democrats criticizing the lack of real details and Republicans lauding the move away from arbitrary deadlines for drawing down troops.
President Donald Trump laid out his strategy in Afghanistan in an address to the nation Monday night, saying the US would fight to win its longest war in part by boosting troop levels to an unspecified degree.
President Donald Trump used a speech ostensibly focused on his decision about the future of America's role in Afghanistan to issue a call for unity and healing in the United States, a clear attempt to patch over the damage caused by his repeated unwillingness to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis following their violent protests in Charlottesville […]
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