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Stephen  Fournier avatar
One Day, A Little Girl Is Sitting And Watching ...
Shared By: Stephen Fournier on Dec 8, 2000
Summary: One day, a little girl is sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly notices that her mother has several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom...
Category: Humor
based on 212 ratings
Denomination: Bible Church
Tony Miano avatar
On September 6, 1995, Cal Ripken, Jr., ...
Shared By: Tony Miano on Dec 8, 2000
Summary: “On September 6, 1995, Cal Ripken, Jr., broke the baseball record that many believed would never be broken: Lou Gehrig’s iron-man feat of playing in 2,131 consecutive games. Ripken gives much of the credit for his accomplishments to the...
Category: Stories
based on 121 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
Owen Bourgaize avatar
Think It Was C H Spurgeon Who Had A Lady Come To ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 28, 2000
Summary: think it was C H Spurgeon who had a lady come to him saying that she felt called to the ministry. Spurgeon asked about her home and family and when he heard she had 13 children he exclaimed, "Well, praise God, not only has he called you to the mini...
Category: Humor
based on 200 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Jimmy Haile avatar
The Father Says, "you Better Get Ready. The Bus ...
Shared By: Jimmy Haile on Jan 14, 2001
Summary: The father says, "You better get ready. The bus will be here in a minute to pick you up and take you to Sunday School." The Boy asked,"Did you go to Sunday School when you were a boy?" The father replied, "Yes I did." The boy said as he was gett...
Category: Humor
based on 290 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
James Wilson avatar
Have You Ever Tried To Be Two Places At The Same ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: Have you ever tried to be two places at the same time? In many ways, technology is making that possible. Some parents are setting up a baby cam in the nursery so grandparents can log on the Internet and watch their grandchild sleep. I’ve caught...
Category: Stories
based on 137 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Last Year, Ken Griffey, Jr. Chose Not To Attend ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: Last year, Ken Griffey, Jr. chose not to attend "The Players Choice Awards" to receive the "Player of the Decade" award. Junior beat out three time MVP winner Barry Bonds and four time Cy Young Award winner, Greg Maddux for the honor. The award...
Category: Stories
based on 113 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
James Wilson avatar
I Remembered A Story Pastor Dan Rhodes Told Me. ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: I remembered a story Pastor Dan Rhodes told me. Dan is the pastor of two rural churches in Colorado and stays busy. Like most pastors, he has plenty to do, but by being the pastor of two churches, he has twice the committee meetings, and twice the w...
Category: Stories
based on 112 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
James Wilson avatar
In His Autobiography, Just As I Am, Graham ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: In his autobiography, Just As I Am, Graham doesn’t hide his faults or gloss over his mistakes. For instance, there was the time Ruth, his wife, pleaded with him to cancel his speaking engagement in Mobile, Alabama and stay home with her because she ...
Category: Stories
based on 75 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
James Wilson avatar
In The Best Selling Book "she Said Yes!" Missy ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: In the best selling book "She said Yes!" Missy Bernall tells the story of her daughter Cassie, one of the students killed at Columbine High School. Cassie grew up in church, she came from a nice family, had friends and a nice life. Then it all ...
Category: Stories
based on 111 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
James Wilson avatar
A Recent Gallup Poll Revealed That A Nationwide ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: A recent Gallup Poll revealed that a nationwide survey of parents of children ages 7-12 that family time has decreased since 1976. The percentage of respondents who engaged frequently in attending religious services together decreased from 38 percen...
Category: Statistics
based on 122 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
James Wilson avatar
Wearing A Fresh Shine On His Shoes, A Suit His ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: Wearing a fresh shine on his shoes, a suit his wife gave him on graduation day and a determined look on his face, Brian stood outside his new office. It wasn’t the corner office, but it looked pretty good to him. The smell of new leather from his ch...
Category: Stories
based on 145 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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What's in a Name?
Shared By: Bob AuBuchon on Jan 19, 2001
Summary: What’s In A Name? A lot of people subconsciously predict career success based on a name, according to James Bruning, Ph.D., a psychology professor at Ohio University in Athens. In his study, participants forecasted that girls with feminin...
Category: Quotes
based on 107 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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When He Was Elected To The Baseball Hall Of Fame ...
Shared By: Bill Harper on Jan 23, 2001
Summary: When he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984, Harmon Killebrew said, “My father taught me and my brother to play ball in the front yard. One day my mother came out and told him we were ruining the lawn. My father told her, ‘W...
Category: Humor
based on 141 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Luke 15:11-32
Victor Yap avatar
A Mother Crab Who Was Having A Hard Time Teaching ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 23, 2001
Summary: A mother crab who was having a hard time teaching her young the right way to walk went scurrying at the beach one day. Before too long, the mother crab again chastised her son: "How many times do I have to tell you to walk straight! Stop walking...
Category: Stories
based on 106 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Victor Yap avatar
What Will Your Heritage Be?
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 23, 2001
Summary: WHAT WILL YOUR HERITAGE BE? An investigation into the famed 18th century revival preacher Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) showed that, of the 1,394 known descendants of Jonathan Edwards, 100 became preachers and missionaries, 100 lawyers, 80 publ...
Category: Statistics
based on 173 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Bobby  Gilstrap avatar
Two Bicycle Repairmen In Dayton, Ohio, Dreamed Of ...
Shared By: Bobby Gilstrap on Jan 25, 2001
Summary: Two bicycle repairmen in Dayton, Ohio, dreamed of flying. They went to the Dayton Public Library and checked out a book on the life and works of a German man named Lilienthal, who had succeeded in flying a glider. The two men were named Orville an...
Category: Stories
based on 153 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Steve Heartsill avatar
Pappy Was A Pleasant Fellow. His Face Was Quite ...
Shared By: Steve Heartsill on Oct 25, 2000
Summary: Pappy was a pleasant fellow. His face was quite drawn from age, but when he smiled, even his wrinkles seemed to smile with him. Pappy owned a pawnshop. Everyone who knew him respected and adored him. There was a room in the back of his shop where he...
Category: Stories
based on 114 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Victor Yap avatar
During The Conflict In Sarajevo A Reporter Who ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 29, 2001
Summary: During the conflict in Sarajevo a reporter who was covering the conflict in the middle of Sarajevo saw a little girl shot by a sniper. The reporter threw down his pad and pencil, and stopped being a reporter for a few minutes. He rushed to the man w...
Category: Stories
based on 125 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Brian McCutchen avatar
A Mother Noticed That It Was About Time For ...
Shared By: Brian McCutchen on Jan 29, 2001
Summary: A mother noticed that it was about time for school to dismiss and since it looked like it would rain, she drove toward the school to pick up her eight-year-old daughter. She turned down the street to see her daughter running towards her down the si...
Category: Stories
based on 119 ratings
Scripture: none
Mark Hensley avatar
Bob Keeshan, You And I Know Him As "captain ...
Shared By: Mark Hensley on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: Bob Keeshan, you and I know him as "Captain Kangaroo" once said: "Attention is like a daily bouquet of love"
Category: Quotes
based on 128 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
MELVIN NEWLAND avatar
A Few Years Ago, Bill Cosby Began His Book, ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 19, 2001
Summary: ILL. A few years ago, Bill Cosby began his book, "Fatherhood," with these words: "So you’ve decided to have a child. You’ve decided to give up quiet evenings with good books & lazy weekends with good music, intimate meals during which ...
Category: Humor
based on 127 ratings
Scripture: none
MELVIN NEWLAND avatar
A Dennis The Menace Cartoon Shows Dennis Speaking ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 19, 2001
Summary: A Dennis the Menace cartoon shows Dennis speaking to his father, saying, "Dad, it’s raining outside." Mr. Mitchell was reading his paper & also watching the news on television. So he grunted, "Uh huh." Undeterred, Dennis went on, " Marg...
Category: Stories
based on 107 ratings
Scripture: none
MELVIN NEWLAND avatar
Gen. Douglas Macarthur Wrote This Prayer For His ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 19, 2001
Summary: Gen. Douglas MacArthur wrote this prayer for his son. He prayed: "Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, & brave enough to face himself when he is afraid. One who will be proud & unbending in honest defeat, & hu...
Category: Quotes
based on 155 ratings
Scripture: none
MELVIN NEWLAND avatar
Tony Campolo Says That His Wife Is A Brilliant ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 21, 2001
Summary: Tony Campolo says that his wife is a brilliant woman. She has a PHD & is capable of pursuing a very profitable career. But she elected to stay home with her children when they were young. Her decision didn’t bother her at all except when ot...
Category: Humor
MELVIN NEWLAND avatar
Jean Baron Writes In Readers Digest About ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 21, 2001
Summary: ILL. Jean Baron writes in Readers Digest about the old mobile home where she lived with her teen-age son. She said, “The home was structurally unsound, & the plumbing always leaked.” She was ashamed when her son brought friends home because of th...
Category: Stories
based on 105 ratings
Scripture: none
MELVIN NEWLAND avatar
A Couple Of Years Ago The Cartoon Strip, "for ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 21, 2001
Summary: A couple of years ago the cartoon strip, “For Better or for Worse,” showed Dad coming into the room where his teenage daughter was sitting on the couch watching television & munching popcorn. So he decided to sit down next to her & help himself to ...
Category: Stories
based on 190 ratings
Scripture: none
MELVIN NEWLAND avatar
Maybe You Heard The Story About A Little ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Mar 13, 2001
Summary: ILL. Maybe you heard the story about a little girl named Sandra who was raised in an adobe house in a rural area of New Mexico, without electricity & running water. In fact, her mother & father had to drive to El Paso, 200 miles away, so that ...
Category: Stories
based on 85 ratings
Scripture: none
Rob Culler avatar
An Evangelist Was Once Asked If His Mother Ever ...
Shared By: Rob Culler on Mar 21, 2001
Summary: An evangelist was once asked if his mother ever spanked him. He replied that she had a strap hanging in the kitchen under a sign that read, “I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR”!
Category: Humor
based on 171 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none
Alan Perkins avatar
There Is A Story (perhaps Apocryphal) Of ...
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Mar 30, 2001
Summary: There is a story (perhaps apocryphal) of Boswell, the famous biographer of Samuel Johnson. In his advanced years, Boswell reflected on the most important day of his life. He said it occurred one day during his youth, when his father had invited him ...
Category: Stories
based on 131 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Steve Malone avatar
Erma Bombeck In Her Book, "motherhood The Second ...
Shared By: Steve Malone on Apr 3, 2001
Summary: Erma Bombeck in her book, "Motherhood the second Oldest Profession" writes; "I have always felt that too much time was given before birth, which is spent learning things like how to breathe in and out with your husband (I had my baby when they ...
Category: Stories
based on 127 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:7-13