We all experience moments when it seems like nothing good can come of the misfortune that has befallen us. But God has a way of taking the worst that can befall us and giving us opportunity to use it for good.
The movie “Don’t Look Up,” released last month on Netflix, has become the talk on social media, according to BuzzFeed. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep, the doomsday movie is a satire of our current culture. Sometimes it seems too close to reality for comfort, a…
As the New Year dawns, we focus on looking forward. The past is written, and, although it will continue to be reinterpreted in our minds by selective memory, we know what it is. The future, however, is always difficult to predict.
The ball drops in Times Square, fireworks light the night sky in cities large and small, the Rose Parade makes its way through the streets of Los Angeles and stadiums vibrate with enthusiasm as the best college teams face off against each other. We celebrate the end of 2021 and the arrival of 2022.
I grew up near Waco and have fond childhood memories of family picnics at Cameron Park. I was 10 years old when I first visited Lover’s Leap, a site high atop the limestone cliffs that overlook the Brazos River.
It’s that time of year: crisp and cool mornings, children kicking through leaves scattered about the lawn, football stadiums packed with cheering fans, parades with marching bands and the smell of turkey baking in the oven.
“Believe” is an interesting word. Sometimes we use it to indicate doubt. If we’re not entirely certain of something, we will say, “I believe so.” For instance, if someone asks, “Are your friends joining us for dinner?” We will say, “I believe so.” Meaning, I think they are, but I’m not quite sure.
Virtually all the world’s cultures have a version of the golden rule, easily derived with or without any references to the supernatural. For Christians, the usual expression of this, from Matthew 7:12, is “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” A closely related idea from Christ…
The length of every football field is 100 yards. Every pitcher’s rubber is 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate. The bases are 90 feet apart. Every basketball hoop is 10 feet high, and every free throw line is 15 feet from the backboard. Every tennis court is 78 feet long. The service line is 2…
I first heard Billy Graham preach in 1970 at the old Cowboys Stadium in Irving. The legendary teams of Tom Landry had yet to play in the stadium, which was in its last stages of construction. I sat in rapt silence with more than 50,000 others as Graham preached.
All of us have blind spots. Our brain fills in the picture, so we don’t realize it. But the blind spots in our field of vision are real.
In 2016, scientists documented the existence of gravitational waves in the universe, a phenomenon Albert Einstein postulated 100 years before. With this discovery, they said, they could look back to the earliest beginnings of the universe.