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On October 20, 2013, tragedy rocked Forest Grove, a small town on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. Two young step-sisters, Anna Dieter and Abigail Robinson, were killed in a hit-and-run accident. The town was shocked to hear of the girls’ deaths.
It was also shocked to learn the parents’ response. Continue reading
Coach Brown and his squad of little leaguers were down 11 runs in the 8th inning. He was as frustrated as the 4th graders he was coaching. The game was all but lost, and the poor attitudes around him just kept getting worse.
When he could take it no more, Coach Brown walked over for a heart-to-heart talk with his young pitcher. Continue reading
On January 31, 2012, 73-year-old Carl Ericsson rang the doorbell of Norman Johnson, a classmate of his from the 1950s. When the elderly Johnson opened the door, Ericsson pulled a .45-caliber pistol from his pocket and shot the homeowner dead.
The coldblooded murder moved Ericsson from one prison to another. Continue reading
Let’s face it; some people are better kissers than others. For many, kissing is reduced to a physical act and nothing more. For others, kissing allows them to communicate their passion and love for one another.
Dr. Richard Selzer once witnessed a kiss that left as big of an impact on him as it did the one who received it. Continue reading
General William Nelson caused lots of trouble for the Confederate Army that fought against him during the Civil War. The hulking man who stood over 6 feet tall and weighed more than 300lbs well-deserved his nickname of “Bull.”
But after dodging every bullet fired at him by the Confederate Army, he couldn’t dodge just one that was fired at him from the gun of a fellow Union general. Continue reading
Missionary’s kids are a special breed. They’ve traipsed around the globe with their parents sharing the Gospel as a family. But sometimes, they stand out just as much when they get back home as they did when they were on the mission field.
Here are a few ways you can pick them out in a crowd. Continue reading
What do you do if you want to run in a marathon, but haven’t ever taken one single step because of a debilitating physical handicap? What do you do if you want to send a message to the world, but can’t even muster control of your own voice? The answer is “nothing.”
That is, unless you have Dick Hoyt as your father. Continue reading
The car had no sooner left its driveway when it was suddenly attacked by terrorists bent on assassination. The killers mercilessly sprayed the vehicle with gunfire as neighbors dove for cover.
When the smoke cleared, a powerful advocate for Pakistani Christians lay in a puddle of his own blood. 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
Suleiman the Magnificent was the longest-ruling leader in the Ottoman Empire. The mighty sultan led successful military conquests on multiple continents and the legal system he set in place transformed the lives of millions for several centuries. But like all men, both great and small, he eventually died.
But through an elaborate hoax, his dead body was kept on the throne! Continue reading