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Russell Brownworth avatar
Or Would You Be More Like The Woman Who Was ...
Shared By: Russell Brownworth on Dec 11, 2000
Summary: Or would you be more like the woman who was bitten by a rabid dog, and it looked like she was going to die from rabies. The doctor told her to put her final affairs in order. So the woman took pen and paper, and began writing furiously. In fact s...
Category: Humor
based on 245 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
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Jackie Robinson Was The First African American To ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Dec 29, 2000
Summary: JACKIE ROBINSON was the first African American to play baseball in the major leagues. Breaking baseball’s color barrier, he faced hostile crowds in every stadium. While playing one day in his home stadium of Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, he comm...
Category: Stories
based on 223 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: Mark 2:1-5
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The Devout Priest Was Caught In A Flood One Day, ...
Shared By: Simon Rundell on Jan 19, 2001
Summary: The devout priest was caught in a flood one day, and he climbed onto the roof of his Vicarage and as the water started lapping up over the roof he prayed “Lord, deliver me from this flood”. The water continued to rise and a policeman ...
Category: Humor
based on 183 ratings
Denomination: Episcopal/Anglican
Scripture: none
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Crystal Michelle, A 10th Grade In Bigelow, ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: Crystal Michelle, a 10th Grade in Bigelow, Arkansas isn’t buying it. She won’t settle for anything but extreme intimacy, here’s an excerpt from an essay she wrote. "Hey, My name is Crystal Michelle. I decided to wait for sex am...
Category: Quotes
based on 166 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Many Years Ago, Executives Of The Time-life ...
Shared By: Richard Jones on Nov 1, 2000
Summary: Many years ago, executives of the Time-Life publishing organization discovered that the company’s profit margin had shrunk to an alarmingly low level. Consequently, they began an intensive effort to try to cut costs. Efficiency experts sug...
Category: Humor
based on 159 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Matthew 5:7
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The Story Is Told (by Ernest Hemingway) Of A ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: The story is told (by Ernest Hemingway) of a father and his teenage son who had a relationship that had become strained to the point of breaking. Finally the son ran away from home. His father, however, began a journey in search of his rebellious ...
Category: Stories
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In The Motion Picture, Marvin’s Room, There ...
Shared By: W. Maynard Pittendreigh on Feb 22, 2001
Summary: In the motion picture, Marvin’s Room, there are two sisters who have been estranged for many years. When one of them is diagnosed with cancer, the other sister arrives to help take care of her. In one of the final scenes of the movie, the tw...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 87 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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A Man Often Walked Through A Cemetery On His Way ...
Shared By: Jeff Strite on Feb 27, 2001
Summary: A man often walked through a cemetery on his way home. One night, though, unaware that a new grave had been dug in his path, he tumbled in. For some time he struggled to get out of the 7 foot deep grave, but finally gave up and settled down for th...
Category: Humor
based on 221 ratings
Scripture: none
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Late One Summer Evening In Broken Bow, Nebraska, ...
Shared By: Jeeva Sam on Mar 20, 2001
Summary: Late one summer evening in Broken Bow, Nebraska, a weary truck driver pulled his rig into an all-night truck stop. The waitress had just served him when three tough looking, leather jacketed motorcyclists - of the Hell’s Angels type - decided ...
Category: Humor
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In History, 160 Years Before The Birth Of Jesus, ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Apr 17, 2001
Summary: In history, 160 years before the birth of Jesus, there is the story of the Maccabean revolt in Israel. Antiochus IV, King of Syria, had conquered Jerusalem, & he decided to destroy the Jewish religion & make the Jews deny their faith in God. Among...
Category: Stories
based on 95 ratings
Scripture: Leviticus 6:12-13
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I Read That The Eskimos Of Canada And Greenland ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Apr 22, 2001
Summary: I read that the Eskimos of Canada and Greenland have an interesting, if rather cruel, way of hunting bear. They will take a bone, preferably a wolf bone, and they will sharpen it at both ends. Then they will coil it through a process, freeze it in...
Category: Stories
based on 158 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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How God's Children Change, Citation: Craig ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on May 3, 2001
Summary: [How God’s Children Change, Citation: Craig Barnes, author and pastor of National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.; from sermon "The Blessed Trinity" (5-30-99)] When I was a child, my minister father brought home a 12-year-old boy named Roger,...
Category: Stories
based on 172 ratings
Scripture: John 1:12-13
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Jeannette George Tells A Story About An ...
Shared By: Mary Lewis on May 11, 2001
Summary: Jeannette George tells a story about an experience she had on a short flight from Tucson to Phoenix. Across the aisle from her sat a young woman and her baby, both dressed in white pinafores. The baby had a little pink bow where there would eventual...
Category: Stories
based on 106 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-14
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At A Certain Moment, A Doctor Will Determine ...
Shared By: Howard Flynn on May 17, 2001
Summary: "At a certain moment, a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that, for all intents and purposes, my life has stopped. When that happens, do not attempt to instill artificial life into my body by the use of a machine. And d...
Category: Quotes
based on 135 ratings
Denomination: Adventist
Scripture: none
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Mrs. Thomas Works For An "ear Doctor". She Told ...
Shared By: Russell Brownworth on Jun 15, 2001
Summary: Mrs. Thomas works for an "ear doctor". She told us about one man who she had called to advise that his hearing aid had come in. The man was so happy, he jubilantly thanked Mrs. Thomas, saying, Oh thank you, I appreciate that...I love you, bye. ...
Category: Humor
based on 82 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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Sacrificing the Son
Shared By: LaCell Sherman on Jul 4, 2001
Summary: SACRIFICING THE SON There was a Pastor, who after the usual Sunday Evening Hymns, stood up, walked over to the pulpit and, before he gave his sermon for the evening, briefly introduced a guest minister who was in service that evening. In the int...
Category: Stories
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A Vicar Was Retiring After 25 Years In The ...
Shared By: Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 8, 2001
Summary: A vicar was retiring after 25 years in the parish. As he came to clear out his bedroom he found a small bowl with 5 eggs and £1,000 pounds in. Baffled he called his wife and said: Darling, what is this little basket under the bed with five eggs a...
Category: Humor
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Thomas A. Edison Was Working On A Crazy ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Sep 28, 2001
Summary: Thomas A. Edison was working on a crazy contraption called a "light bulb" and it took a whole team of men 24 straight hours to put just one together. The story goes that when Edison was finished with one light bulb, he gave it to a young boy helper,...
Category: Stories
based on 85 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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On Sept 16, 1620 2 Ships Set Sail From Plymouth ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on Nov 13, 2001
Summary: On Sept 16, 1620 2 ships set sail from Plymouth Englnad, The Speedwell and the Mayflower. The Speedwell encountered much difficulty as they began their journey springing many leaks in the ship. So when the 2 ships went to Port in Plymouth England...
Category: Stories
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You Know Christmas is Almost Here
Shared By: Steve Malone on Nov 13, 2001
Summary: YOU KNOW CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE WHEN: 10) There are more pine needles on your carpet than on your tree 9) The credit card is smoked along with the turkey and ham. 8) It’s A Wonderful Life has been shown for the 13th time 7) A trip to th...
Category: Humor
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I've Always Stood On God's Promise In Matthew ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Dec 27, 2001
Summary: I’ve always stood on God’s promise in Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." A few years ago God showed me in one situation how he does indeed supply our needs providing we...
Category: Stories
based on 33 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:20-21
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The People With the Roses
Shared By: Ryan Johnson on Feb 23, 2002
Summary: THE PEOPLE WITH THE ROSES John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straightened his Army uniform, and studied the crowd of people making their way through Grand Central Station. He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he didn’t,...
Category: Stories
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A Story In The Denver Post Came Out In 1958 That ...
Shared By: Ray Ellis on Mar 22, 2002
Summary: A story in the Denver Post came out in 1958 that illustrates self-less love. June 7, 1958 the Air National Guard’s jet precision team was performing outside of Dayton, Ohio. Five precision flyers made up the Minute Men team. Colonel Walt Willia...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Free Methodist
Scripture: none
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Love My Enemies
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 6, 2002
Summary: LOVE MY ENEMIES Richard Wurmbrand, who spent fourteen years suffering in a Communist prison, reminds all believers with less than ideal circumstances that “if the heart is cleansed by the love of Jesus Christ, and if the heart love Him, you can r...
Category: Stories
based on 27 ratings
Denomination: *other
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The Truth About Romance—According to Kids
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 1, 2002
Summary: THE TRUTH ABOUT ROMANCE--ACCORDING TO KIDS How Does a Person Decide Who to Marry? "You flip a nickel, and heads means you stay with him and tails means you try the next one." Kally, age 9 "You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. ...
Category: Humor
based on 18 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Erma Bombeck Wrote This Essay Entitled, When God ...
Shared By: Aaron Burgess on Sep 26, 2002
Summary: Erma Bombeck wrote this essay entitled, When God Created Women. “By the time the Lord made mothers, he was into his sixth day of working overtime. An Angel appeared and said "Why are you spending so much time on this one?" And the Lord answered and...
Category: Humor
based on 30 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Joke] Insanity Is Heredity. You Can Get It ...
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Oct 25, 2002
Summary: [Joke] Insanity is heredity. You can get it from your children.
Category: Humor
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: John 14:1-21
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A Hungry Enemy
Shared By: Jeff Strite on Oct 27, 2002
Summary: A HUNGRY ENEMY A woman wrote to "Pulpit Helps" to explain a miraculous lesson her family experienced. During one of their family Bible readings as new Christians, they ran across the verse, "If your enemy is hungry, feed him" (Romans 12:20 RSV)....
Category: Stories
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Fiddler on the Roof
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Oct 28, 2002
Summary: [Fiddler on the Roof] Tevye: "Golde, I have decided to give Perchik permission to become engaged to our daughter, Hodel." Golde: "What? He’s poor! He has nothing, absolutely nothing!" Tevye: "He’s a good man, Golde. I like him. And what’s m...
Category: Movies / Videos
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The Best Gift—Communion Meditation
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Nov 24, 2002
Summary: THE BEST GIFT- COMMUNION MEDITATION In his book The Life of God in the Soul of Man, Henry Scougal, the seventeenth-century Scottish minister, said: “God hath long contended with a stubborn world, and thrown down many a blessing upon them; a...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none