Daily Focus, March 22, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 120:1 – 123:4 (“In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.“) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Oh how I love Your law!  It is my meditation all the day.”  Psalm 119:97 Remember These In Prayer:…

Daily Focus, March 17, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 119:1-48 (“Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.“) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.”  James 5:13…

It’s A Lot More Fun

LightGrams March 8, 2018 Volume 22, Number 10 What would you do if a million dollars fell into your lap? Many fantasize over such an unlikely prospect. Dreams of new houses, fine cars, exotic vacations, and extravagant parties come to mind when thinking of all that might be done with newfound money. A million dollars…

Robbing A Cop?!

LightGrams March 1, 2018 Volume 22, Number 9 21-year-old Derrick Johnson of Waterbury, Connecticut couldn’t resist. The car in the parking garage proved to be an easy theft. Inside the car he found credit cards, so he helped himself to a meal at Taco Bell and some shopping at Walmart, courtesy of his victim. How…

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”.…

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…

Daily Focus, January 20, 2018

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8 Daily Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 13:1 – 14:29 (“You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.“) This Week’s Memory Verse: “Watch therefore,…