In Melbourne, Florida, firefighters got so consumed with an emergency they forgot to turn off a fryer in their kitchen and started a fire in their own station.
Michael Shaara died thinking he was a failure. His great love was writing.
Many Christians wear a WWJD band on their arms. This stands for the question, "What Would Jesus Do?"
The ancient Greek mathematician once used his ingenuity to help defend his home against foreign invaders.
Rivers gain more attention than the little streams that create them.
Food fights aren't that unusual. According to the Associated Press, a Lee Thoss and a William Hocker got into a fight over Lee's picking through the lettuce at a salad bar.
Watchman Nee used to tell of a Chinese Christian who was a poor rice farmer.
In a cemetery in Jaffrey, New Hampshire you can read the following epitaph:
Several older men were talking about the greatest liars they had ever seen.
A man saw an ad in the paper advertising a talking dog for twenty dollars. He knew it wasn't possible, but his curiosity got the best of him.
The great Methodist preacher, Charles Allen, used to tell the story of a little girl who was taking an evening walk with her father. Wonderingly, she looked up at the stars and exclaimed; "Oh, Daddy, if the wrong side of heaven is so beautiful, what must the right side be!"
There is an old legend of a swan and a crane.
In the book, Salt, the author describes a fictional character (though based on fact) who left the southern Appalachians to live and work in Kansas.
H.G. Wells once said, "If there is no God, nothing matters. If there is a God, nothing else matters!"
According to a March 31 Baptist Press story, "The percentage of Americans who play the lottery has dropped significantly in recent years while the percentage who visit casinos has risen slightly, a Gallup poll shows.
For many years the license plates of New Hampshire, bore the slogan, made famous by Revolutionary War general John Stark - live free or die.
In his very entertaining book, Bible in Pocket, Gun in Hand, Ross Pahres tells about a frontier preacher who was preaching against the sin of hatred.
In what must be one of the worst choices of all time, a man tried to hijack a police cruiser, with the police inside.
ohn Fawcett was the beloved minister of a small, rural church. He was called to a larger church in the city, but at the last moment he changed his mind.
There is a famous scene in the original Peter Pan. Peter is in the children's bedroom; they have seen him fly, and they wish to fly, too.