On this day in history: In 1782, George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart. In 1888, Theophilus Van Kannel received a patent for the revolving door. And in 1928, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a new bill that was one third smaller than the previous U.S. bills.
Seven Things You Should Never Order In A Coffee Shop – This made me laugh. Literally. Because I hear so many of these things in some of the coffee shops I frequent. So stop it. And also, stop going to chain coffee shops and think you can get a good specialty coffee (okay, rant over).
How The Man Cave Took Over America’s Basement – This is an interesting look at the American phenomenon of the man cave. It’s pretty enlightening, and some of the picture might make you envious.
10 Internet Safety Rules To Teach Children Before They Go Online – This list may seem like common sense to many, but many of our kids may not realize just how dangerous the Internet can be. This may be a good resource to go over with your kids.
How High Can You Count On Your Fingers? – The immediate answer to that question is ten. But is that the correct answer? You may be surprised at how high you can actually count using your hands.
Yesterday In Church History
The transfiguration is a key event in the Gospels. This event confirmed that Christ must die on the cross. It confirmed that Jesus had God’s approval. It foreshadowed Christ’s entry (and eventually every Christian’s entry) into glory. And August 6 is the feast celebrating the transfiguration of our Lord in many Christian circles. Read more about it here.
Heaven Is A Person – Heaven is all about Jesus. And while we may know that, sometimes it’s helpful to be reminded of it.
4 Portraits Of Power From A Magazine Rack Near You – The concept of power, and how much we depend upon our own, or on God’s, is something I’ve been thinking on a lot recently. Because it’s been on my mind, this article resonated pretty deeply with me.
Five Apologetics Questions You Need To Think Through – These five questions are some of the most open-ended, conversation sparking questions I can think of. Many of my conversations as a minister stem from these, or others that are very similar. Understanding these, and being able to answer them, is critical.