Unseen Realms

LightGrams February 22, 2017 Volume 22, Number 8 Water covers 70% of earth’s surface; most of us have heard that. A glance at a globe shows far more blue than any other color. One statistic about oceans that is not as familiar is that “95 percent of this realm remains unexplored, unseen by human eyes”.…

Daily Focus, February 22, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 29:1 – 30:33 (“Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.“)…

Daily Focus, February 21, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 27:1 – 28:29 (“In that day from the river Euphrates to the Brook of Egypt the Lord will thresh out the grain, and you will be gleaned one by one, O people of Israel.“) This Week’s Memory Verse:…

Daily Focus, February 20, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 25:1 – 26:21 (“O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.“) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Each one must…

Daily Focus, February 19, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 23:1 – 24:23 (“Behold, the Lord will empty the earth and make it desolate, and he will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants.“) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Each one must give as he has decided in his…

Daily Focus, February 17, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 20:1 – 22:25 (“And I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David. He shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.“) This Week’s Memory Verse: “For as…

Six Days AWOL

LightGrams February 15, 2017 Volume 22, Number 7 The story of Danny Filippidis, age 49, is intriguing. The 49-year-old firefighter from Toronto was skiing with friends on Whiteface Mountain in New York last week – and then couldn’t be found. A massive search was launched, utilizing hundreds of volunteers looking in hazardous terrain. About 7,000…

An Extra-Value Meal

LightGrams February 8, 2017 Volume 22, Number 6 When deciding where to take their special date for Valentine’s Day, men in Boston might not think of Pauli’s, a “fast-casual Italian restaurant” in the north of the city. But when they hear about the $3,000 hamburger offered there, they might think again. No, the ingredients of…

Undelivered Messages

LightGrams February 1, 2017 Volume 22, Number 5 Residents of Vicenza, Italy can expect to receive more mail in the next few weeks. Some of the mail they’ll receive dates back to 2010. It’s not that the Italian postal service has fallen behind, but one of their mail carriers has been slacking. A 56-year-old postman…

Greased Poles

LightGrams January 25, 2017 Volume 22, Number 4 Entertainment was harder to find in “the old days”. I remember being at the city park for a July 4th celebration when I was young. One of the highlights of the day was watching men trying to climb a telephone pole to retrieve a $10 bill on…