LightGrams

Unknown Treasures

LightGrams June 21, 2018 Volume 22, Number 23 I know what it’s like to clean out a loved one’s house. Three years ago my sister, brother-in-law and I took on the task of emptying our parents’ house of its contents. As the process wore on, we were less interested in checking every item. We just…

Chasing Rabbits

LightGrams June 14, 2018 Volume 22, Number 22 A farmer is plowing his field when he suddenly spots a rabbit darting away. He jumps off his tractor and begins chasing it. Finally he gives up, and climbs back on his tractor. Before long another rabbit is spotted, and off he goes again. By the end…

Riches Within His Grasp

LightGrams June 7, 2018 Volume 22, Number 21 Kal Patel was holding in his hand a $1 million lottery ticket. There was no doubt about it; he had run the numbers several times. Later he handed the ticket (and the million dollars) to another person. Patel’s parents own the Pit Stop convenience store in Salina,…

Worth The Price?

LightGrams May 31, 2018 Volume 22, Number 20 I’ve long heard that an item’s worth is whatever someone is willing to pay for it. My wife and I recently observed decor that had been placed on a medical office wall, and wondered how much it had cost. I’m not sure I would have paid $5…

Perseverance Pays Off

LightGrams May 17, 2018 Volume 22, Number 18 When someone asks if I play golf, I often respond by saying, “No, I’m a Christian.” Those statements are true – I am a Christian and I don’t play golf. But if it sounds like I don’t play golf as a result of my faith, that’s not…

What Do You Hear?

LightGrams May 17, 2018 Volume 22, Number 18 In 2015 an uproar broke out when a picture of a dress was posted on the Internet. Some saw a gold and white dress; others protested that it was black and blue. There was no definitive answer, we were told; it all depended on who was looking.…

Imprints

LightGrams May 3, 2018 Volume 22, Number 17 It’s not that Dennis Jackson was playing with Play-Doh; he thought he had come upon the perfect tool to help him with his intended crime. He had taken a quantity of this moldable substance into Walmart in Leiceister, Massachusetts this past December, and used it to cover…

The Old Man In The Squad Car

LightGrams April 26, 2018 Volume 22, Number 16 Folks in Montoursville, Pennsylvania who saw the police car escorting their 84-year-old neighbor may have been shocked. What had this old man done to have police come and pick him up? But this isn’t a story about a shocking crime; it’s about human compassion. The man’s wife…

Tiger On The Loose!

LightGrams April 19, 2018 Volume 22, Number 15 Did you hear about the tiger roaming the streets of Manhattan last Thursday? The report was called in to the New York City Police Department, and officers were dispatched to check it out. They did indeed find a wild animal in the area, but it was a…

The Road Of Music

LightGrams April 12, 2018 Volume 22, Number 14 You may remember me telling you that I grew up in Eastern Kentucky. In that region is the “Country Music Highway”, a stretch of road that honors several country music artists who have come from that area. Names like Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs, Naomi and Wynona Judd,…