An Oil Change … And A Baby

LightGrams January 5, 2017 Volume 21, Number 1 Amanda and Adam Sherman stopped by an auto dealership in suburban Pittsburgh this past Monday to have their oil changed, a job that requires only a few minutes.  By the time they left, they had more than they had come in with; Amanda was holding a newborn…

Idlers Will Be Charged

LightGrams December 22, 2016 Volume 20, Number 41 The age of electric cars is now here.  What once seemed a fantasy has become reality, and that reality is growing rapidly.  And we’re not talking about hybrid cars, in which sometimes the car runs on electricity and sometimes on gasoline.  No, these cars are fully electric…

Hurting The Ones We Love

LightGrams December 15, 2016 Volume 20, Number 40 If you owe money to John Bubar of Parsonfield, Maine, you might want to repay it as quickly as possible.  His son learned that lesson the hard way earlier this week.  But John learned an even more painful lesson. John’s son lives in a mobile home that…

All Are Welcome!

LightGrams December 8, 2016 Volume 20, Number 39 Wanda Dench of Mesa, Arizona was making her plans for the family Thanksgiving meal.  She texted her invitations to family members, including her grandson.  What Wanda didn’t know was that the grandson had changed his phone number.  Her text went to a complete stranger, Jamal Hinton. Once…

When Love Distracts

LightGrams December 1, 2016 Volume 20, Number 38 A meeting is planned for later this month in Washington, D.C. to discuss removal of highway signs in New York.  At issue are more than 500 signs, scattered along the Interstate highways in that state.  The theme that appears on each of those signs is “I Love…

Ring Around The – Carrot?!

LightGrams November 17, 2016 Volume 20, Number 37 An incredible story was reported by several news sources earlier this month.  An 82-year-old man found the wedding ring he had lost three years earlier.  That in itself is not odd, but where he found it was astonishing: It was wrapped around a carrot. The ring was…

Jesus Loves The Little Children

How did Jesus feel about little children?  Matthew 19:14 leaves us with no doubts: “Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” The Central Church of Christ seeks to imitate the example of Jesus in all respects, and thus we also make every…

Gimme A Break!

LightGrams November 10, 2016 Volume 20, Number 36 For years the Hershey Company has used a simple jingle to advertise their Kit Kat candy bars: “Gimme a break …”  (You can easily find the tune on YouTube if you’re not familiar with it.)  A few days ago that message took on a deeper meaning. Hunter…

A Change Of Names

LightGrams November 3, 2016 Volume 20, Number 35 It’s not that Olexander Turin, a 20-year-old native of Ukraine, disliked his name.  In fact he may change back to his original name when he has children.  For now, however, you should refer to him as iPhone Sim (Seven). Is this a hoax?  Apparently not.  The Associated…

Driverless Vehicles

LightGrams October 27, 2016 Volume 20, Number 34 “Driverless Vehicles” Passing big rigs on Interstate highways is a common phenomenon.  There are so many of those vehicles, you can’t drive ten miles without seeing several.  Rarely do I notice the one who is driving the truck; even if I tried, they sit so much higher…