Illustrations about nature
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Jon Krakauer and Andy Harris reached the summit of Mt. Everest at 1:12pm on May 10, 1996. At 29,028 feet elevation, they were literally “on top of the world.” But that’s just half the adventure.
They were about to discover that descending Mt. Everest is just as deadly as climbing it….
Four pastors were in the habit of meeting together to discuss their beliefs, doctrine, and overall theology. For whatever reason, it was always three pastors in agreement against the fourth. One morning, after the usual 3-to-1 “majority rules” discussion, the odd pastor out decided he would appeal to a higher authority.
What would you do if you lived at the bottom of a volcano that experts claimed was about to erupt? Like most sane people, you’d probably vacate the area…and then watch live feeds provided by those crazy cameramen over at CNN.
Evidently, Harry Truman wasn’t very sane.
If you ever see one in the wild, your heart will skip a beat. Between 6 and 10 feet long, weighing anywhere from 350 to 550 pounds, lions have a commanding presence over their surroundings…and you! After learning more about these fearsome creatures, it’s easy to see why Jesus was called the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.
Here are just a few of the extraordinary qualities that truly make lions the king of the jungle.
The Eastern Erg is an infamous stretch of the Sahara Desert that has claimed its fair share of parched victims, both animal and human. The sweltering temperature can easily rise past 120° during the day so it’s definitely not a place to venture without plenty of water.
Just ask Lag Lag.
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I love watching Discovery on TV. It’s the only channel where you can learn how to build AK-47s in the streets of Lebanon and be taught how to catch crab in the Bering Sea. Next to Holy Week, Shark Week is the 7 best days of my year! But, some of the stuff on Discovery can be heartbreaking.
Take, for example, a video I recently watched of a newborn zebra.
I really like apples. There’s nothing better than biting into a cold, crisp apple and enjoying the sweet juicy meat underneath that delicious red exterior. But sometimes, that first bite reveals a worm, thrashing about after being disturbed. There’s never a hole, so how does the worm get inside?
The answer to that question can tell us a lot about our sinful natures.