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Clark Tanner avatar
It's Not What's Happening Today That Drags A Man ...
Shared By: Clark Tanner on Nov 8, 2000
Summary: “It’s not what’s happening today that drags a man down. It’s remorse over what happened yesterday, and dread of tomorrow.” - man to bartender on Perry Mason episode.
Category: Quotes
based on 107 ratings
Denomination: Orthodox
Scripture: none
Mark Haines avatar
In 1864, One Of America’s Great Poets, ...
Shared By: Mark Haines on Dec 8, 2000
Summary: In 1864, one of America’s great poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, wrote the poem which became the well-known carol, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. When I first heard this song, I wondered, “Why does he suddenly shift from joy at h...
Category: Stories
based on 151 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
Tim Zingale avatar
Today I Am A Horse, Dear God, Did You Have To ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 12, 2000
Summary: "Today I am a horse, Dear God, did you have to make my poor old horse lose his shoe just before the Sabbath? That wasn't nice. It's enough you pick on me, Tevye, bless me with 5 daughters, a life of poverty. What have You got against my horse? Somet...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 70 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
Russell Brownworth avatar
A Little Girl Was Pushing The Limits Of Her ...
Shared By: Russell Brownworth on Dec 21, 2000
Summary: A little girl was pushing the limits of her mother’s very last nerve. Mom was nearing the end of a hectic season of cooking, cleaning, shopping, wrapping and church stuff. She was also nearing the breaking point with her little pre-schooler....
Category: Humor
based on 243 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: Luke 2:12-15 Luke 2:14
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Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Shared By: John Gullick on Dec 22, 2000
Summary: Alexander Solzhenitsyn was a prisoner in Russia. he was on a program of hard labour and slow salvation. One day he felt like giving up. He felt his life could not make a difference. He sat down on a bench knowing that when he was spotted by a g...
Category: Stories
based on 98 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
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In The Mid-17th Century, Oliver Cromwell Sent ...
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Jan 1, 2001
Summary: In the mid-17th century, Oliver Cromwell sent his secretary to the continent on some important, state business. One night during his travels he found he was unable to sleep. According to an old custom a servant slept in his room and that evening t...
Category: Stories
based on 159 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: Luke 2:1
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British Sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein Was Once ...
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Jan 1, 2001
Summary: British sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein was once visited in his studio by the eminent author and fellow Briton, George Bernard Shaw. Noticing a huge block of stone standing in one corner Shaw asked what it was for. “I don’t know yet. I’m still making pla...
Category: Stories
based on 119 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:4-5
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Bette Nesmith Had A Good Secretarial Job In A ...
Shared By: Bill Prater on Jan 12, 2001
Summary: Bette Nesmith had a good secretarial job in a Dallas bank when she ran across a problem that interested her. Her thought was, there must be a better way to correct typewriter errors? Having had some art experience, she knew that artists who worked...
Category: Stories
based on 79 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Obedience Is Seeking God With Your Whole Heart. ...
Shared By: Rich Young on Jan 17, 2001
Summary: Obedience is seeking God with your whole heart. Performance is having a quiet time because you’ll feel guilty if you don’t. Obedience is finding ways to let the Word of God dwell in you richly. Performance is quickly scanning a passag...
Category: Quotes
based on 103 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: John 14:15-26
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Excessive Worry, Or What I Call Toxic Worry, ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 22, 2000
Summary: "Excessive worry, or what I call toxic worry, can make you sick, it can cut down your enjoyment of life, and it can hamper your productivity. Toxic worry is bad for every system in your body: it increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, it im...
Category: Quotes
based on 75 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Because Of Erosion, The Historic Cape Hatteras ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: Because of erosion, the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was in peril of washing into the Atlantic Ocean. So Congress appropriated $12 million for the National Park service to move it 2900 feet to safety. With a combination of care, expertise,...
Category: Stories
based on 117 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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I Often Think Of What One Of The Dallas Cowboys ...
Shared By: Dan Erickson on Nov 14, 2000
Summary: I often think of what one of the Dallas Cowboys said after winning Super Bowl XXX. As he sat in the locker room an hour after the game, he asked, "Now, who do we get to play next?" Even our most magnificent achievements seldom bring total satisfacti...
Category: Quotes
based on 106 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Thomas Carlyle, The Noted Historian, Had Just ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 30, 2001
Summary: Thomas Carlyle, the noted historian, had just spent two years writing a book on the French Revolution. On the day he finished his manuscript he gave his only copy to a colleague, John Stuart Mill, to read and critique. But, then the unthink...
Category: Stories
based on 80 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Christian Author And Speaker Joni Eareckson Tada ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 30, 2001
Summary: Christian author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada writes: I’m a quadriplegic, yet I can drive a van (my hand is secured to a big joystick so I can steer, accelerate, and brake). I enjoy being independent, so if there’s something I can do...
Category: Stories
Richard Jones avatar
A Christian Doctor Carried Out An Interesting ...
Shared By: Richard Jones on Nov 3, 2000
Summary: A Christian doctor carried out an interesting survey recently involving his patients. As they waited in the waiting-room, they were asked to fill out a little survey on themselves. One of the questions asked was “What is your number one wish?&...
Category: Statistics
based on 191 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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People Seem To Believe That They Have An ...
Shared By: Jerry Vargo on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: People seem to believe that they have an inalienable right to be happy--"I want what I want and I want it now." No one wants to wait for anything and, for the most part, no one has to anymore. Waiting is interpreted as pain. -- Kim Hall
Category: Quotes
based on 107 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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Phillip Brooks, A Famous Pastor Of The Last ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 4, 2001
Summary: Phillip Brooks, a famous pastor of the last century, was in his office, pacing the floor, frustrated. Somebody walked in and saw him and asked, "What’s the matter, pastor?" He said, "I’m in a hurry and God isn’t!"
Category: Humor
based on 245 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Our National Pride Is Not Always What It Seems To ...
Shared By: Luciano Lombardi on Feb 27, 2001
Summary: Our national pride is not always what it seems to be: On the sixth day God turned to the Archangel Gabriel and said, “Today I am going to create a land called Canada. It will be a land of outstanding natural beauty. It shall have tall m...
Category: Humor
based on 98 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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I Remember Reading About A Guy Who Stopped In The ...
Shared By: Brent Zastrow on Mar 1, 2001
Summary: I remember reading about a guy who stopped in the grocery store on the way home from work to pick up a couple of items for his wife. He wandered around aimlessly for a while searching out the needed groceries. As is often the case in the grocery...
Category: Humor
based on 202 ratings
Scripture: none
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We Live In A Very Stress-filled World. In Fact, ...
Shared By: Andrew Schroer on Mar 12, 2001
Summary: We live in a very stress-filled world. In fact, experts say that 43% – almost half of all adults – suffer adverse health affects due to stress. One million workers here in the United States are absent on an average work day because of ...
Category: Statistics
based on 134 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
Rob Short avatar
I Recently Heard The Story Of A Man Named Jim ...
Shared By: Rob Short on Mar 18, 2001
Summary: I recently heard the story of a man named Jim Stovall, who became totally blind at age 29. While he still had partial vision, he volunteered at a school for the blind. He was assigned to help a 4-year-old boy, who was blind and severely handicapp...
Category: Stories
based on 83 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Jeeva Sam avatar
Lewis B. Smedes Writes In His Book: Forgive & ...
Shared By: Jeeva Sam on Mar 20, 2001
Summary: Lewis B. Smedes writes in his book: Forgive & Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve: "If we say that monsters [people who do terrible evil] are beyond forgiving, we give them a power they should never have...they are given the power t...
Category: Quotes
based on 116 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
Scott Weber avatar
A Puppy
Shared By: Scott Weber on Mar 23, 2001
Summary: I saw this in Reader’s Digest, - On the last day of school, children were bringing gifts to their teacher. The florist’s son brought the teacher a bouquet. The candy store owner’s son brought the teacher a pretty box of candy. ...
Category: Humor
based on 120 ratings
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 28:9
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Dr. Glenn Olds, Former President Of Kent State ...
Shared By: Ted Sutherland on Mar 26, 2001
Summary: Dr. Glenn Olds, former President of Kent State University, recalled the sight of Mt. Rushmore as he hitch-hiked cross-country in 1941 during his junior year. From 10 miles back, he recognized Washington and Lincoln. But in the middle was a figure th...
Category: Stories
based on 77 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Alan Perkins avatar
According To The American Institute Of Stress ...
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Mar 27, 2001
Summary: According to the American Institute of Stress [I’ll bet that’s a fun place to work], 43 percent of Americans suffer from stress-related health problems. (Source: Referenced in Fast Company, May 2000, "Cease and De-Stress", http://www.fastcompany.com...
Category: Statistics
based on 121 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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One Man Was Always Worrying. He Worried About His ...
Shared By: Gerald Cornelius on Mar 27, 2001
Summary: One man was always worrying. He worried about his children, his job, his wife, his health. One day a friend of this man noted that he was extremely calm and peaceful. "Why are you so calm?, he asked. "You always worry about every-thing. What happene...
Category: Humor
based on 207 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Acts 9:10-18
Tim Gibson avatar
Once A Farmer Was Interviewing Prospective ...
Shared By: Tim Gibson on Apr 10, 2001
Summary: Once a farmer was interviewing prospective workers. The farmer liked one young man especially as he seemed very joyful and able. He asked the man ’What makes you think you can have the job ?’. The man answered, ’I can sleep when th...
Category: Stories
based on 137 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
James May avatar
Charlie “tremendous” Jones Has Come ...
Shared By: James May on Apr 12, 2001
Summary: Charlie “Tremendous” Jones has come up with a way to tell his entire life history in 15 seconds or less. He says, “I am not what I used to be, I am not what I shall be, but, by the Grace of God and through the Blood of the Lamb, I ...
Category: Quotes
based on 119 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
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Some Very Well Known People Experienced Major ...
Shared By: Stuart Blount on Apr 20, 2001
Summary: Some very well known people experienced major knock downs but got up to win. FRED ASTAIRE – a memo circulated after his first screen test for MGM in 1933 – “Can’t act !, slightly bald !, can dance a little” WALT DIS...
Category: Stories
based on 84 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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It Reminds Me Of A Story About Winston ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Apr 20, 2001
Summary: It reminds me of a story about Winston Churchill. He once gave a speech at Harrow School that lasted less than a minute but it drew a standing ovation. With his unforgettable, deep, gruff voice he said, "Never give up. Never, never give up! Neve...
Category: Stories
based on 98 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none