Archive for the ‘Grace’ Category
Jake Porter wasn’t exactly the most talented player on his high school football team. OK, that’s an understatement. He’d never scored a single touchdown. He’d never even ran the ball. Heck, he’d never even touched the ball!
But all that was about to change. And when it did, a lot of hearts would also be changed. Continue reading
John Wayne Gacy. Timothy McVeigh. Jeffrey Dahmer. Ted Bundy. They had a number of common traits. All of them were men. All of them were murderers. All of them were found guilty. All of them have names that will live in infamy.
But they share something else in common. Continue reading
Throughout his life, President Lincoln developed a reputation for compassion and forgiveness. Regardless of how grievous the offense, or how vile the offender, Lincoln was known to exercise his right of presidential pardon quite often.
Perhaps one of the best known examples was in the case of “the sleeping sentinel.” Continue reading
The next time you’re in New York City, pay close attention to the sidewalks; due to the art of Joshua Allen Harris, they tend to come alive with moving representations of nature, science fiction, and mythology.
But what makes these artistic masterpieces truly unique is the “materials” he uses to build them. Continue reading
Oshea Israel wasn’t surprised when Laramiun Byrd died; after all, he’d pulled the trigger. Oshea wasn’t surprised when he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the cold-blooded murder.
But what the victim’s mother did when Oshea was finally released from prison did surprise him. Continue reading
Abraham Lincoln had a great strategy for destroying enemies: he befriended them. Perhaps no other sitting American President had so many enemies as did Lincoln. As history tells, one of them would eventually take his life.
But it wouldn’t be Edwin M. Stanton. Continue reading
One time during the off season, an umpire in a softball league in Colorado got sopped by a cop for speeding. He pled for mercy, explained that he was a very safe driver, and told the cop why he absolutely had to be in such a hurry. The officer didn’t buy it. “Tell it to the judge,” he said as he handed the umpire a ticket. Continue reading
For the last 54 years, people from all over the world have traveled to Cutud, a township in the Philippines, to be crucified. In 2009 alone, an Australian and 29 Filipinos were crucified in different parts of the Philippines in a dark and twisted Black Friday ritual that imitates the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. Continue reading