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50-Year-Old Grudge

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

“Get Outta My Pew…Or Else”

We’ve all heard people joking about someone “taking their seat” in church. Usually, it’s nothing more than just an expression. But there was nothing “usual” about what happened when one man took another’s seat in Plain City, Utah.

Somebody got run over…and somebody else got arrested. Continue reading

Move Your Fence…Or I’ll Move Your House

“Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,” warned the Apostle Paul many years ago. He knew that lingering bitterness can make people act in ways they would live to regret. After all, unresolved anger can lead to harsh words or fights.

It can even lead somebody to bulldoze a person’s house. Continue reading

Trouble at Third

Baseball is not the fast-paced game that basketball is. Nor is it a contact sport like football. In spite of those qualities, it still has the reputation of being “America’s favorite pastime.”

Perhaps that’s because many baseball fans are absolutely crazy about their teams. Continue reading

Did You Find Jesus?

Lowell, Oakville’s official town drunk, was having a particularly good time down at the Blues and Brews Tavern one Saturday night. When the bar finally closed, Lowell was so inebriated he couldn’t drive, so he stumbled out of the bar and set out for home in a drunken stupor.

But he didn’t make it; instead, he collapsed in a ditch near River Road Baptist Church. Continue reading

This Guy Must Really Like Jail

It takes some people longer than others to learn their lesson. Marcus Wayne Hunt is one of those people. For years, he’s been on the wrong side of the law, and as a result, he’s been arrested on multiple occasions.

But his latest arrest may have set a world record. Continue reading

Attacked with a Dirty Diaper

Until now, I thought it was just monkeys who threw their poop at each other.

State police in western Pennsylvania said Jessica Hollis, who resides in Mount Pleasant, did something very unpleasant in traffic: she threw a dirty diaper at another woman’s car in a traffic jam. Continue reading