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Rich Young avatar
A Young Boy Was Sent To The Corner Store By His ...
Shared By: Rich Young on Jan 9, 2001
Summary: A young boy was sent to the corner store by his mother to buy a loaf of bread. He was gone much longer than it should have taken him. When he finally returned, his mother asked, “Where have you been? I’ve been worried sick about you.&#8...
Category: Stories
based on 136 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
James Wilson avatar
Focus On The Family Compiled The Following ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: Focus on the Family compiled the following conclusions of the effectiveness of 25 years of addressing the search of intimacy with "safe sex" ideology. (From Fresh Illustrations) Ten percent of all 15 to 19 year-old females become pregnant each y...
Category: Statistics
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Ann Landers Had This To Say About The Letters ...
Shared By: Mark Beaird on Nov 2, 2000
Summary: Ann Landers had this to say about the letters that she has received over the years. "I’ve learned plenty-including, most meaningfully, what Leo Rosten had in mind when he said, ’Each of us is a little lonely, deep inside, and cries to b...
Category: Quotes
based on 79 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Mother Teresa Once Said And I Quote “the ...
Shared By: Francis Neil Jalando-on on Nov 3, 2000
Summary: Mother Teresa once said and I quote “the poorest of the poor are those who feel that they are unloved.”
Category: Quotes
based on 92 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Aaron Jones avatar
Lewis Smedes, Professor Of Theology And Ethics At ...
Shared By: Aaron Jones on Mar 5, 2001
Summary: Lewis Smedes, professor of theology and ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary was asked this very question about suicide in the July 2000 issue of Christianity Today. He summarized his thoughts by writing, "I believe that, as Christians, we shou...
Category: Quotes
based on 129 ratings
Scripture: none
Alan Perkins avatar
I've Been Reading A Book By Robert Putnam, A ...
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Apr 1, 2001
Summary: I’ve been reading a book by Robert Putnam, a professor at Harvard. The book is called "Bowling Alone," and in it, he documents the decline in community life in American over the last four decades. The title comes from a trivial but telling example: ...
Category: Statistics
based on 125 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Ny Times Had A Story About A Little Boy Who ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jan 3, 2001
Summary: The NY Times had a story about a little boy who was riding the bus. He sat so close to a woman dressed in a gray suit that everybody assumed that he was her son & she was his mother. Until finally another lady sat down on the same seat with them. ...
Category: Stories
based on 122 ratings
Scripture: none
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Author Mary Ann Bird Shared This Very Personal ...
Shared By: Tony Miano on May 21, 2001
Summary: Author Mary Ann Bird shared this very personal story in The Whisper Test. She wrote, “I grew up knowing I was different, and I hated it. I was born with a cleft palate, and when I started school, my classmates made it clear to me how I looke...
Category: Stories
based on 190 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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What's on the TV?
Shared By: Byron Sherman on Jun 6, 2001
Summary: Friday at quitting time, Jim said, ‘Boss, have you got any extra work I can do tonight?’ Sure do but I can’t pay you overtime. That’s okay, I just don’t want to go home. Why not? Well, I’ve been in the doghouse since last night. I see...Why? ...
Category: Humor
based on 261 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Isaiah 43:1
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It Seems To Me That The Anonymous Poet Of ...
Shared By: Keith Broyles on Jun 13, 2001
Summary: It seems to me that the anonymous poet of "Footprints in the Sand" had that right saying in essence, I didn’t abandon you, it was then that I was carrying you.
Category: Quotes
based on 105 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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Claude And Amanda Tackett Were A Typical Young ...
Shared By: Michael Cassara on Sep 8, 2001
Summary: Claude and Amanda Tackett were a typical young mid-western couple, living in Louisville KY. They were members of the Southeast Christian Church. Claude had recently completed law school and was doing well in his first job as a lawyer. In January...
Category: Stories
based on 52 ratings
Scripture: none
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Greg Slayton Is The Ceo Of Clickaction.com. He ...
Shared By: Jim Luthy on Oct 12, 2001
Summary: Greg Slayton is the CEO of ClickAction.com. He says, in the busy dot.com world in which he now succeeds, he is exhausted by the frantic pace. This is how he describes where it has left him in relationship with others: "The sense of isolation is a...
Category: Quotes
based on 70 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Whole Conviction Of My Life Now Rests Upon ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence. Thomas Wolfe
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based on 4 ratings
Scripture: none
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Sometimes God Sends The Brilliant Light Of A ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: Sometimes God sends the brilliant light of a rainbow to remind us of His presence, lest we forget in our personal darkness His great and gracious promises to never leave us alone. — Verdell Davis
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: none
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Friendship Is Certainly The Finest Balm For The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: "Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love." Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
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Love Received And Love Given Comprise The Best ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Jan 20, 2002
Summary: "Love received and love given comprise the best form of therapy." Gordon William Allport (1897-1967) American psychologist, known for "theory of personality
Category: Quotes
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Author Edgar Jackson Poignantly Describes Grief: ...
Shared By: James Dunn on Feb 1, 2002
Summary: Author Edgar Jackson poignantly describes grief: Grief is a young widow trying to raise her three children, alone. Grief is the man so filled with shocked uncertainty and confusion that he strikes out at the nearest person. Grief is a mother walking...
Category: Stories
based on 35 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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That Question Went Through The Minds Of Daryl And ...
Shared By: Ryan Johnson on Mar 6, 2002
Summary: That question went through the minds of Daryl and Clarita Gusstafson? This God loving, dedicated Christian couple was infertile for many years, despite exhaustive medical tests and procedures. They prayed consistently for God to grant them the pri...
Category: Stories
based on 23 ratings
Scripture: none
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What to Do With Loneliness
Shared By: Matthew Rogers on Feb 20, 2002
Summary: WHAT TO DO WITH LONELINESS Lee Strobel writes: People today will admit any problem - drugs, divorce, alcoholism - "but there’s one admission that people are loath to make, whether they’re a star on television or someone who fixes televisions in ...
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One Weary Wife, Tired Of Career Moves For Her ...
Shared By: Matthew Rogers on Feb 20, 2002
Summary: One weary wife, tired of career moves for her husband explained her loneliness and said, “I got so tired of saying good-bye, that I stopped saying hello.”
Category: Quotes
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Young Preacher Heard About A Sudden And Tragic ...
Shared By: Rick Stacy on Mar 24, 2002
Summary: A young preacher heard about a sudden and tragic death of a teenager in a car accident. He rushed to the home of the parents only to find them standing in the front yard next to their car. They had just arrived home from the hospital. He didn’t...
Category: Stories
based on 44 ratings
Scripture: none
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Jonathan Edwards' Wife, Sarah Edwards, Wrote To ...
Shared By: Donn Heinrich on Apr 9, 2002
Summary: Jonathan Edwards’ wife, Sarah Edwards, wrote to her daughter Esther shortly after his death. Her response to her loss was: “What shall I say? A holy and good God has covered us with a dark cloud. O that we may kiss the rod, and lay our hands o...
Category: Quotes
based on 34 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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In His Spiritual Autobiography, William Barclay, ...
Shared By: Don Hawks on Apr 14, 2002
Summary: In his spiritual autobiography, William Barclay, the venerable Scottish scholar, tells the tragedy of losing his 21-year-old daughter and her fiance who were drowned in a boating accident. He writes, "God did not stop that accident at sea, but he di...
Category: Quotes
based on 31 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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An Old Lady Spent Much Of Her Summer Setting And ...
Shared By: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 27, 2002
Summary: An old lady spent much of her summer setting and swinging in the old swing hanging on her front porch. Her husband had been dead several years and she had withdrawn from all but the closest family. Her lonely time grew and grew?? One spring day, th...
Category: Stories
based on 65 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: John 11:1 John 11:1-44
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A Young Musician's Concert Was Poorly Received By ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: A young musician’s concert was poorly received by the critics. The famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius consoled him by patting him on the shoulder and saying, ’Remember, son, there is no city in the world where they have a statue to a critic.’ ...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Antonym of Joy
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Jun 9, 2001
Summary: THE ANTONYM OF JOY Discouragement is dissatisfaction with the past, distaste for the present, and distrust of the future. It is ingratitude for the blessings of yesterday, indifference to the opportunities of today, and insecurity regarding stren...
Category: Quotes
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: none
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In 1858 The Illinois Legislature--using An ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: In 1858 the Illinois legislature--using an obscure statute--sent Stephen A. Douglas to the U.S. Senate instead of Abraham Lincoln, although Lincoln had won the popular vote. When a sympathetic friend asked Lincoln how he felt, he said, "Like the boy...
Category: Stories
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: none
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What's in a Name?
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: WHAT’S IN A NAME? When the 1960s ended, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district reverted to high rent, and many hippies moved down the coast to Santa Cruz. They had children and got married, too, though in no particular sequence. But they didn’t...
Category: Humor
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Have You Ever Lived Somewhere You Hated? In My ...
Shared By: Robert Leroe on Jul 5, 2002
Summary: Have you ever lived somewhere you hated? In my Army days, soldiers often said their favorite assignment was “the last one and the next one.” A lot of people grow discontented with where they are.
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: none
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The Trouble Tree
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 5, 2002
Summary: THE TROUBLE TREE The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start. W...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none