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Removing Warnings

Stop signs serve a really important purpose: they warn drivers they’re approaching danger. But what happens if a stop sign isn’t where it’s supposed to be? What happens if there’s no warning? Sadly, our entire nation learned that grim lesson…

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Ahh…the lottery. That extra tax on people who are really bad at math. Many believe it’d be great to hit the jackpot, or at least know the winner who strikes it rich. But according to research, you probably want to…

Stealing…With Nothing to Show For It

Augustine of Hippo, better known as St. Augustine, wasn’t always a “saint.” In fact, in one of his most famous books, Confessions, the ancient church father bared his soul and outlined his many sinful thoughts, words, and deeds. One story…

Hunting With the Mother-in-Law

John, an avid outdoorsman and hunter, eventually got the opportunity of a lifetime: a big game hunting safari in Africa. His wife had just one simple request. She wanted to go along…and take her mother. It’d be a trip John…

Daily Reminder of Failure

Have you ever failed at something and then had to live with the consequences? Jerry Lynn has. He suffered a comical misstep with a simple home repair and he now gets a daily reminder of his failures. It comes at…

Runner Up Rings

Tony La Russa has made a name for himself in the game of baseball as a player, a manager, and an executive. He’s been a part of minor league teams…and World Series teams. But his success has never led to…

Mike Tyson on Pain

“Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth.” Topics Illustrated Include: Athlete Celebrities Endurance Fear Fighting Pain Plans Quotes Sports Strategy Suffering Surprise (Resource cataloged by David R Smith)

Two Crooks Walk Into a Bar…The Wrong Bar

It was a simple plan: Run into the bar Wave the gun around. Grab the cash. Get out!

Face Tat Fail

When Mark Cropp was 17, the New Zealander made the bad decision of pulling a knife on a tourist. Sadly, the prison sentence he faced for the crime wasn’t enough…

Fatal Faith

India ranks 15th on the World Watch List, a global survey that monitors Christian persecution around the world. The tragic story of Bartu Urawn shows why India deserves its ranking.

Staring Down an Emperor

Once upon a time, a bishop got in the face of an emperor. One had immeasurable power behind him. The other had nothing but righteous indignation on his side. The outcome of the standoff surprised everyone who heard the story.

The Test of Preaching

When Cicero spoke, the people said, “He spoke well.” When Demosthenes spoke, the people said, “Let us march.”   Topics Illustrated Include: History Preacher Preaching Quotes Standards Taking Action Teaching…