Wednesday, May 20, 2009


This video is breathtaking. A little info on what it is: a tank battery (a group of tanks which receive crude oil straight out of the ground) was hit by lightning. One hour after the strike, things got interesting. (Original video here)

Monday, May 18, 2009

For the Sake of Poor Souls

"Look upon your neighbors around you, and think how many of them need your help in no less a case than the apparent danger of damnation. Suppose that you heard every impenitent person whom you see and know about you, crying to you for help, 'As ever you pitied poor wretches, pity us, lest we should be tormented in the flames of hell: if you have the hearts of men, pity us.' Now, do that for them that you would do if they followed you with such expostulations. Oh how can you walk, and talk, and be merry with such people, when you know their case? Methinks, when you look them in the face, and think how they must suffer everlasting misery, you should break forth into tears (as the prophet did when he looked upon Hazael), and then fall on with the most importunate [pestering] exhortations. . . . Oh, then, for the Lord's sake, and for the sake of poor souls, have pity on them, and bestir yourselves, and spare no pains that may conduce to their salvation."