LightGrams

Follow The Old Maps

LightGrams October 17, 2019 Volume 23, Number 33 One feature of the vehicle I drive is a glove compartment. I’ll have to confess, however, that there are no gloves in that compartment. Neither will you find what used to be a necessity in years gone by – maps. My navigation now comes from either a…

When The Wrong Turn Becomes Right

LightGrams October 3, 2019 Volume 23, Number 32 Kade Lovell, a 9-year-old boy from Minnesota started with a pack of runners aiming to finish a 5 kilometer race. Starting at the same time were other runners, all adults, who were running a longer 10k course. Somewhere along the way Kade missed his turn, and ended…

The Wild And The Innocent

LightGrams September 26, 2019 Volume 23, Number 31 Credit the unnamed woman with having compassion. While driving down the road she saw an injured bobcat. She stopped, picked up the wounded animal, and placed it inside her SUV. In that same SUV was her child, lovingly strapped into a child seat. Officials from the Colorado…

Sheep Out Of Place

LightGrams September 19, 2019 Volume 23, Number 30 Our son took me on a trip to Colorado last month, my first time to visit that state. Among the amazing sights I saw was a family of bighorn sheep. They blended in well with their background, and were hard to spot. But seeing these animals deftly…

A (Golf) Match Made In Heaven?

LightGrams August 29, 2019 Volume 23, Number 28 Interest in religion has been on a sharp decline in England for the past several decades. One survey shows that only about 10% of those who identify as being Christians of any kind attend services at least once per month (it’s about 43% in the U.S.). Such…

Helping Hands

LightGrams August 1, 2019 Volume 23, Number 27 Four men approached the woman in a wheelchair. One of them looked quite distinctive with his head shaved (except for the tall spikes running down the middle of his scalp). As they surrounded her, others might have wondered, “What are they up to?” They didn’t have to…

A Letter From The Past

LightGrams July 18, 2019 Volume 23, Number 26 Three things stood out to Kim Draper as she looked at the envelope left in her mailbox. The most obvious was that it was addressed to someone else; but then she saw that the address was for the house in which she lives. The second fact was…

Listen Carefully

LightGrams July 11, 2019 Volume 23, Number 2 Kensli Davis of Milledgeville, Georgia was about to celebrate her 25th birthday. To make the celebration complete, her mother placed an order for a nice decorated cake. To make the cake personal, she asked that it be decorated with images from Moana, the 2016 Disney animated movie…

Declaring Our Independence

LightGrams July 4, 2019 Volume 23, Number 2 It was on this day 243 years ago that representatives of the 13 colonies of the New World gathered at the State House of Pennsylvania. Two days earlier a resolution was unanimously passed to declare that these colonies were breaking away from the British Empire. On July…

Sealing The Piggy Bank

LightGrams June 27, 2019 Volume 23, Number 23 Are piggy banks as popular as they once were? Those cute little pigs, made of glass or ceramic, had a slot in the top of their backs into which pennies, nickels, and dimes were dropped. Many a child has been taught the virtue of savings and thrift…