Imagine the scene: a man is in desperate need for money, but he can’t find anyone to help him. Just as he is about to give up hope, one benefactor steps forward. […]
March 4, 1861, dawned in Washington, D.C. It was Inauguration Day. Despite the importance of the day and the fact that it had been on the calendar for a long time, there […]
David and Leslie had a couple of things in common: each had volatile tempers, and both of them had mothers who believed those tempers could and should be controlled. David was known […]
In more than 200 cities around the world you can, if you look closely enough, find a thin wire that encircles a significant portion of the community. Most go about their days […]
The Publishers’ Circular of January 11, 1902, contained a brief article that triggered a renewed interest in the most-read English author and the best-selling book of all time. It triggered a debate […]
The Bible has been translated into over 3,000 languages (including Klingon, as is detailed in this post). The first Bible printed in North America was in one of those 3,000 languages — […]
Merry Christmas from Commonplace Fun Facts!
No one enjoys receiving criticism. Even the greatest artists in history dislike critiques. Unlike the rest of us, great artists have a way of getting even that should give all of us […]
“Red sky at night: sailors’ delight. Red sky in morning: sailors take warning.” This little rhyme is one of the first lessons any of us get about how to predict the weather. […]
Even the most casual student of the Bible knows that Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden because they ate the forbidden fruit. Have you ever wondered what kind […]
“Christ died to do more for us than most of us ever let Him.” — Dr. Dennis Kinlaw Learn about the king who wanted his heart to be buried in the Holy […]
Although Abraham Lincoln had a deep faith in God, he was not as quick to put his faith in those who claimed to be God’s messengers. A distinguished clergyman happened to be […]
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I had the increasingly rare pleasure of learning a new expression today: neck-verse. I was reading the prologue of the book 1599: A Year in the Life…
Kansas City is known as the home of barbecue, jazz, sports teams, and midwestern values. Did you know it is also the home of the greatest prophet from the Bible? Well, the […]
The cat is the only domesticated animal not mentioned in the Bible.