'Salvation' tagged posts

Reunited With His Heart

LightGramsMarch 4, 2021Volume 25, Number 9 Teresa Ferrin works at a thrift store in Phoenix, Arizona. While working her shift earlier this year, a fellow worker brought in a piece of cardboard with military medals attached. Among the medals was a Purple Heart, given to women and men of the U.S. Military who are wounded…

An Out-Of-This-World Trip

LightGramsFebruary 25, 2021Volume 25, Number 8 Hayley Arceneaux is someone you may be hearing about in the months to come. The 29-year-old physician’s assistant is employed at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Ironically she was also a patient there when she was a child; today she is among the growing ranks of…

Trading Up

LightGrams February 11, 2021 Volume 25, Number 6 Jack was told to sell the family cow in order to buy much-needed food. Along the way a stranger offered to trade the cow for some magical beans. You know the story. Demi Skipper, who lives in San Francisco, claims she has pulled a similar trick: she…

Vials Of Life

LightGrams December 17, 2020 Volume 24, Number 46 Sunday, December 13, 2020 was a long-anticipated day. Truckloads of COVID-19 vaccines rolled out of the Pfizer plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, headed for various destinations throughout the country. Overseeing the transport of these cases of vials were agents of the U.S. Marshals Service. It’s not hard to…

The Five Percent Solution

LightGrams December 10, 2020 Volume 24, Number 45 The hopes of hundreds of millions of people was lifted a few days ago when two different pharmaceutical companies announced they were ready to submit their vaccines for approval. The COVID-19 pandemic has dropped a heavy fog on our lives all year, and we so much want…

The Search Is On

LightGrams October 1, 2020 Volume 24, Number 35 Darren Mayfield is on a mission. He and his wife run an online antiques business (“The Plastic Pendulum”) from their West Virginia home, and he has come across something quite intriguing to him: An approximately 100-year-old photo of a bridal party. Nine women of varying ages are…

Dash To Safety

LightGrams April 2, 2020 Volume 24, Number 12 The name “Aaron Rodgers” is familiar to all sports fans. For years he has been the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He knows about making mad dashes for the end zone and rushing against the clock. He is regarded as one…

Restoring What Is Precious

LightGrams December 5, 2019 Volume 23, Number 38 Heather Langley is a jeweler who works in Bessemer, Alabama. In the summer of 2018 a customer told her about a ring he found in the early 1990s while working at Mount Bachelor in Bend, Oregon. Langley began searching for the ring’s owner using first names engraved…

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…

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…