LightGrams

Heart Shields

LightGrams March 21, 2019 Volume 23, Number 12 If someone points a bow and arrow at you, do you know what to do? An unnamed man in Melbourne, Australia provides us with a tactic: Hold up your smartphone. In doing that, the arrow pierced through this man’s phone and saved his life. (The phone, however,…

Zombie Lights

LightGrams March 14, 2019 Volume 23, Number 11 Zombies, of course, are not real; let’s get that off the table right now. The fiction that has developed around them, however, is very real. Since the premier of the movie “The Night Of The Living Dead” in 1968, there have been waves of fascination around the…

World’s Largest Maze

LightGrams March 7, 2019 Volume 23, Number 10 When autumn arrives and the frost is on the pumpkin, you can expect to start hearing about corn mazes opening to the public. It’s ironic, don’t you think, that the plant also known as “maize” has led to this cool-weather activity? (A maize maze?) What happens, though,…

If There’s Only One …

LightGrams February 28, 2019 Volume 23, Number 9 The name “Cozy Hollow School” brings nice images to mind (and yes, it’s a real name of a real school). But even nicer images come when you hear what the Albany County School District in Wyoming is going to do. Cozy Hollow School consists of a singular…

A Sleep-Anywhere Kind Of Guy

LightGrams February 21 2019 Volume 23, Number 8 Justin Koerner’s story was unbelievable – except it was true. His car ended up in a yard one recent Sunday morning, and Justin was found sleeping inside. The Newark, New Jersey police assumed he was drunk, but he passed their field sobriety tests. Security cameras in the…

A Valuable Story

LightGrams February 14 2019 Volume 23, Number 7 Cathy McAllister was just doing her job, the same as she had been doing for the past six years. She volunteers her time in Phoenix, Arizona going through donated books that ultimately are sold at the state fair for charities. When she came to a copy of…

Failed Tests

LightGrams February 7 2019 Volume 23, Number 6 In recent months I’ve been working at a facility that helps women and men who have been incarcerated with their transition back into life. They attend classes of various kinds, and some from our church have been invited to offer voluntary Bible classes. Our goal is to…

Trustworthy Support?

LightGrams January 31, 2019 Volume 23, Number 5 A story like this gets around. Joie Henney is a man familiar to some; for eleven years he hosted a show on ESPN Outdoors in which he took viewers into the wild, exploring the flora and fauna that so many never experience. But somewhere along the way…

Too Young To Drive

LightGrams January 24, 2019 Volume 23, Number 4 It’s safe to say that the 11-year-old child getting out of the car last week at W.J. Murphy Elementary School was pretty pumped. After all, he had driven himself to school that day! Also in the car were a 9-year-old and the father of the driver, Khafilu…

Finding The Good Samaritan

LightGrams January 17, 2019 Volume 23, Number 3 “Where’s Waldo” was a popular series of books that debuted in America in 1987. Each book had several pages of drawings in which the reader was challenged to find Waldo. “What an easy challenge!” one might have first thought. Waldo was dressed in a red and white…