A Real Boy

A Real Boy

“Someday, I’m gonna be a real boy!” said Pinocchio in the 1940 Disney movie. And as strange as the Disney adaptation of the story is, the original is significantly darker and portrays Pinocchio as being even more selfish and aggressive. In the original story...
A Real Boy

Inside the Familiar Zone

A few blocks from home a mother stops to run into the market with her two kids to grab some milk. With milk in hand they jump back into their car and head home. But they never make it. Mere moments have passed when another driver blows a red light at the intersection...
A Real Boy

Rediscover Fascination

Pop Quiz: How much time have you spent praising God this morning? Asking for things doesn’t count. Just reading a passage of scripture doesn’t count. Giving God a nod of acknowledgement doesn’t count. What I’m asking is this: How much time did you spend staring...
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Not A Bummer

Every once in a while, a mother sheep—a ewe—will give birth to a lamb and then reject it.  Once a ewe rejects one of her lambs, she will never change her mind. If the lamb is returned to the ewe, the mother may even kick the poor animal away.  These little lambs will...
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The Basic Premise of Prayer

A Baptist couple decide they want to get a dog. As they’re walking down the street, they notice a sign in the pet shop that’s advertising “Christian Puppies.” Their interest is piqued, so they go inside. “How do you know they’re Christian puppies?” “Watch,” says the...