Setbacks Make You Stronger

Have you ever been in a situation where people were depending on you and you really let them down? I have — many times. On November 30th, 2013, Alabama Crimson Tide kicker, Cade Foster, was there as well. In a very important game, Foster missed two field goals and had a third attempt blocked. Coach […]

Question from a Dying Mom

A few weeks ago, I began reading Jack: A Biography of C.S. Lewis, by George Sayer. It’s very interesting to learn about the life of one of the world’s most beloved writers (and one of my personal favorites). As with all of us, Jack was a product of his ancestors and his environment. The things […]

Here, There Be Darkness

If you’ve seen the trailer for the new superhero movie, THOR: The Dark World, you’ll remember these words from Odin, the Allfather in Norse mythology: “Some believe that before the universe there was nothing. They’re wrong. There was darkness, and it has survived.” Odin is right. In Genesis, the Bible tells us that darkness covered the […]

Representing, Royally…

Great Britain’s newest royal, Prince George, has been christened. The kiddo, who is now third in line to the throne, had the sign of the cross made on his forehead with water from the River Jordan as four generations of the House of Windsor looked on. George is only three-months-old, and he’ll probably give his […]

The Way is Still Straight

Someone I’ll call Benny told me this story. Benny volunteers at a recreation center for inner city kids twice a week. Each afternoon, they drive through the neighborhood picking up kids and taking them to the rec center. Each evening, they play games, eat, and tell stories. The volunteers try to show the love of […]

Ashes and Tombs

Mohammed’s remains are in a mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia. The remains of Buddha were cremated and placed in several different monuments, some of which survive to this day. Abraham’s remains lie in a cave in Hebron in the Judean hills.  What is left of Confucius is in a large cemetery in Qufu, Shandong Province, […]

Navigating the ‘Sea of Monsters’

They may be demigods, but they’re far from invincible. In the film adaptation of the second book in Rick Riordan’s bestselling Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson set off to the Sea of Monsters, better known as the Bermuda Triangle, in order to find and retrieve the Golden Fleece which […]