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Mark  Beaird avatar
Sucked In, Washed Up, and Blown Over
Shared By: Mark Beaird on Nov 2, 2000
Summary: SUCKED IN, WASHED UP, AND BLOWN OVER Chippie the parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, and blown over. The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean Chi...
Category: Humor
based on 199 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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There Are Advantages To Being Able To See. For ...
Shared By: Howard Flynn on May 17, 2001
Summary: There are advantages to being able to see. For example, when I was a seminary student, I went to apply for a driver license. The clerk at the Department of Motor Vehicles asked me to read a line on the eye chart. I responded by reading a series of ...
Category: Stories
based on 120 ratings
Denomination: Adventist
Scripture: none
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Sometimes When I'm Talking To Teens, I Draw An ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 17, 2001
Summary: Sometimes when I’m talking to teens, I draw an analogy between the bonding capacity of the body and adhesive tape. Adhesive tape is not made for repetitive use. The strongest bond adhesive tape is capable of making is formed with the first surface t...
Category: Quotes
based on 118 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Not the Gift, But the Giver
Shared By: Darren Ethier on Apr 9, 2002
Summary: NOT THE GIFT, BUT THE GIVER A man told a story about the time his son’s sixth birthday was approaching. He had mentioned he wouldn’t mind a party, and as his son usually was very specific about the kind of presents he liked. The dad asked him wha...
Category: Stories
based on 147 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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The Golden Rule of Family
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on May 9, 2002
Summary: THE GOLDEN RULE OF FAMILY One of Grimm’s fairy tales tells of an old man who lived with his son, the son’s wife, and the young couple’s four-year-old boy. The old man’s eyes blinked, and his hands shook. When he ate, the silverware rattled agai...
Category: Stories
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Annie Dillard, In Her Book The Writing Life, ...
Shared By: Rodney Buchanan on Jul 14, 2002
Summary: Annie Dillard, in her book The Writing Life, tells of an experiment that was done with butterflies. The experiment involved placing a male butterfly with a female butterfly of his own species. Then they placed a painted cardboard butterfly alongs...
Category: Stories
based on 46 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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Stone and Sand
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 7, 2002
Summary: STONE AND SAND A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything,...
Category: Stories
based on 174 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Just This Week I Read Of The Story Of A Danish ...
Shared By: John Williams III on Aug 30, 2002
Summary: Just this week I read of the story of a Danish noblewoman, namely Baroness Blixen whose character was made known in the movie Out Of Africa. She lived in Kenya as the owner of a large Coffee plantation. There was a tribe known as the Kikuyu tribe th...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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A Woman Took Her Husband To The Doctor's ...
Shared By: Larry Brincefield on Oct 29, 2002
Summary: A woman took her husband to the doctor’s office. After his checkup, the doctor said, "Your husband is suffering from a very serious infection." The husband, who was hard of hearing said, "What did he say?" His wife said, "He says your sick". ...
Category: Humor
based on 36 ratings
Denomination: Nazarene
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:7
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A Woman And A Man Are Involved In A Car ...
Shared By: Mike Leiter on Jan 15, 2003
Summary: A woman and a man are involved in a car accident. It’s a bad one. Both of their cars are demolished but amazingly neither of them is hurt. After they crawl out of their cars, the woman says, "So, you’re a man... That’s interesting. I’m a woman. ...
Category: Humor
based on 139 ratings
Denomination: Vineyard
Scripture: none
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Erma Bombeck – Wrote Something Called Rules…
Shared By: Steve Malone on Jul 10, 2003
Summary: Erma Bombeck – wrote something called rules… 1) Never have more children than you have car windows. 2) Never loan your car to someone to whom you have given birth. 3) Pick your friends carefully. A "friend" never goes on a diet when you are fat o...
Category: Humor
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Man Walking Along A California Beach Was Deep ...
Shared By: Jason Cole on Mar 7, 2004
Summary: A man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer when all of a sudden he said aloud, "Lord grant me one wish". The sky clouded and a booming voice said, "Because you have tried to be faithful I will grant you one wish." The man said, "Build...
Category: Humor
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C.s. Lewis: "everyone Says Forgiveness Is A ...
Shared By: David Ward on Jan 23, 2006
Summary: C.S. Lewis: “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”
Category: Quotes
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Charles Francis Adams, 19th Century Political ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 17, 2006
Summary: Charles Francis Adams, 19th century political figure and diplomat, kept a diary. One day he entered: "Went fishing with my son today--a day wasted." His son, Brook Adams, also kept a diary, which is still in existence. On that same day, Brook Adams ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Attending A Wedding For The First Time, A Little ...
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jul 24, 2006
Summary: Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, "Why is the bride dressed in white?" ? "Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life." The child thought abou...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: Genesis 2:18-24
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John Piper Wrote A Paper--written Years Ago ...
Shared By: Philip Harrelson on Dec 28, 2006
Summary: -John Piper wrote a paper--written years ago (1995)--on how Christian leaders should avoid sexual sin. Piper lists ten potential pitfalls and proposes ten protections against them: • PITFALL: Falling in love with the present world. PROTECTION: ...
Category: Quotes
based on 23 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: Genesis 1:1
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Tommy's Story
Shared By: Kent Wise on Mar 25, 2007
Summary: TOMMY'S STORY Father John Powell, professor at Loyola University in Chicago, writes about a student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy: Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our firs...
Category: Stories
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Compromise Is The Art Of Giving Your Opponent ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: Compromise is the art of giving your opponent that which he is not powerful enough to take.
Category: Quotes
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It Is One Of The Severest Tests Of Friendship ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 12, 2007
Summary: "It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. If you are angry with a man, or hate him, it is not hard to go to him and stab him with words; but so to love a man that you cannot bear to see the stain of sin upon him,...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Proverbs 27:6
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The Sunflower Is Probably The Most Amazing ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: The Sunflower is probably the most amazing flowers God created. They literally follow the sun. No I don’t know about you, but one the most amazing things I have seen is a field of sunflowers. Watching one follow the sun through is cute. Watching h...
Category: Stories
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Joseph Stowell, Former President Of Moody Bible ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: Joseph Stowell, former President of Moody Bible Institute, writes in his book Fanning the Flame: "The call of authentic Christianity is to ‘have heart’ - a heart for God . A heart for God requires (1) that we move from externals to internals ,(2) t...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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It Was One Of The Most Poignant Snapshots Of The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 10, 2008
Summary: IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST POIGNANT SNAPSHOTS OF THE VIETNAM WAR: A LITTLE GIRL RUNNING NAKED DOWN THE STREET, HER EYES WIDE WITH TERROR, SCREAMING IN PAIN. B. AT THE TIME, CHUCK COLSON WAS PRESIDENT NIXON’S ASSISTANT IN THE WHITE HOUSE, DEALING WITH D...
Category: Stories
based on 32 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Five Frogs Were Sitting On A Log. Two Decided ...
Shared By: Dennis Cummins on May 8, 2008
Summary: Five frogs were sitting on a log. Two decided to jump off the log. How many are left? Five, just because we decided to do something doesn’t mean that we actually do it.
Category: Humor
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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In Fact, Our Relationships Are More Important To ...
Shared By: Nigel Heath on Jan 20, 2010
Summary: In fact, our relationships are more important to us than any anything else. Example Evidence for this, if we need it, can be found in such things as the last messages sent or spoken by those who knew they were about to die in the 9/11 plane cras...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Ross Cochrane avatar
A Young Woman Is Being Abused By The Person She ...
Shared By: Ross Cochrane on Apr 4, 2010
Summary: A young woman is being abused by the person she is living with. She feels powerless and no longer in control of her life. Oh, she has not been physically assaulted, nevertheless she feels hurt, scared and humiliated. She is being threatened and bull...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
Alan Perkins avatar
What Comes Out of Your Mouth
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Apr 10, 2011
Summary: WHAT COMES OUT OF YOUR MOUTH How carefully do you monitor what goes into your mouth, compared to what comes out of it? For example, do you follow a low-fat diet? Do you obsessively track the grams of fat going into your body? Do you watch the num...
Category: Humor
based on 10 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Mark 7:14-23
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A Simple Experiment Both Validated The Old Truism ...
Shared By: Jordan Satterfield on Jan 11, 2013
Summary: A simple experiment both validated the old truism that a dog is a man’s best friend and disabused me of my opinions regarding the superiority of spousal friendship. I locked my beloved Golden Retriever, Buddy, in the trunk with my dear wife for ...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Holiness
Scripture: Proverbs 21:9
Josh Hunt avatar
Husband doesn't get it
Shared By: Josh Hunt on Jun 19, 2013
Summary: TWICE A WEEK After just a few years of marriage filled with disagreements and arguments, a young man and his wife decided the only way to save their marriage was to try counseling. Things had slipped from bad to worse as the months passed, turnin...
Category: Humor
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Love is the pursuit of relationships.
Shared By: Andrew Moffatt on Oct 28, 2014
Summary: Love eh, the most excellent way, how do we sum this up. What is the main point I’d like to make about love? Well it’s this, “Love is the pursuit of relationships.” Well what would that look like? Let me tell you about a couple of young men who ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Salvation Army
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21