Consequences

Boys Shot The Insulators Off Cape Cod’s Power Line (illustration)

Harvard anthropologist William Howells tells about a near disaster for the residents of Cape Cod. The trouble began when boys shot the insulators off Cape Cod’s power line. Immediate confusion reigned. Few had water; the electric pumps stopped. No one could get gasoline; again, n …

A Python Swallows a 6-Foot Alligator (illustration)

Sin is fun (Hebrews 11:25)... for a season. The problem is that sin always has consequences (Galatians 6:7)... and they are unpleasant (Romans 6:23). National Geographic reported that a 13-foot Burmese python swallowed a 6-foot alligator in Florida . The consequences were lethal, …

Motivation is a factor in everthing we do (illustration)

We should run the Christian race with sobriety, for our eternal life is at stake. Let others pursue for enjoyment what they will, but in our race everything vital is at stake. The eternal consequences of losing should motivate us to a greater effort than that put forth by those m …

A Pig Ate His Fill of Acorns (illustration)

A pig ate his fill of acorns under an oak tree and then started to root around the tree. A crow remarked, “You should not do this. If you lay bare the roots, the tree will wither and die.” “Let it die,” said the pig. “Who cares as long as there are acorns …

Vultures Cause Fighter Jets to Crash in India (illustration)

In Calcutta, India, a vulture hovering over the city caused two Indian air force fighters to collide and spin into the crowded city, killing nine persons and injuring thirty-seven. The vulture flew into the path of six planes flying in formation over the city. The bird hit …

A Professional Animal Trainer (illustration)

As a professional animal trainer, I was disturbed when my own dog developed a bad habit. Every time I hung my wash out on the clothesline, she would yank it down. Drastic action was called for. I put a white kitchen towel on the line and waited. Each time she pulled it off, …

Consequences (illustration)

Maturity is recognizing that the choices we make carry consequences. I had a good laugh at a story in the newspapers sometime back about a teacher who found a great way to make students pay for their crimes. Troublemakers at Riverside Brookfield High in Chicago are being forced t …

Arm Lost in Car Accident (illustration)

When I was in my early twenties, I remember a young man who lived a very wildlife. One day he was intoxicated and driving his car down a two-lane highway. It was a hot summer day and he had the windows open and his left arm was sticking out the window on the driver’s side. Becaus …