Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Aug 25, 2008
SPIRITUAL PICA'S DISEASE
We're all born with spiritual Pica’s Disease. Pica is the craving to eat what is not edible. When my wife was a nurse, she had a patient who had Pica. It is diagnosed when a person craves to eat things that are not considered food; they crave things such as wood
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 27, 2008
Trapping Wild Pigs
You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When
Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008
God believes in me; therefore, my situation is never hopeless.
God walks with me; therefore, I am never alone.
God is on my
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
NOT MY JOB
The names in this story have been changed out of respect for their privacy. Julie W told her family's story in a magazine article.
[My daughter], Allison, came home for the weekend. She opened the door, didn't speak, and dropped her duffel bag. Smudges of mascara circled her eyes.
Contributed by Ryan Yandris on Jan 8, 2009
Did you know that one out of five deaths are contributed to tobacco products?
Every 8 seconds someone in the world dies of tobacco.
Cigarette smoke contains 69 chemicals that are known to cause cancer.
1 out of 3 smokers will die from a tobacco related disease.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
In 2005, 184,400 Americans who were admitted to drug treatment programs (roughly 10% of the total) were over 50, up from 143,000, (8%) in 2001. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration foresees 4.4 million older substance abusers by 2020 vs. 1.7 million in
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 10, 2009
KEEPING THEM UP IN THE AIR
A pet store delivery truck driver was traveling down the road. Every time he came to a stoplight, he would get out of the truck and grab a 2 X 4. Then he’d run to the back and start beating on the truck’s back doors. This went on for several miles, and nobody could
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 12, 2009
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS AND CELEBRATE RECOVERY
By 1934, alcoholic Bill Wilson had ruined a promising Wall Street career because of his constant drunkenness. He was introduced to the idea of a spiritual cure by an old drinking buddy, Ebby Thacher. While in a hospital, Wilson underwent what he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2009
NEW GAMBLING ADDICTION TEMPTATIONS
Free online gaming could lead to the very real problem of gambling addiction. 33% of Oregon teens play free casino-type games online, according to the state’s Dept. of Human Services. The games
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 30, 2009
GOD STILL SURPRISES US
Often God surprises us to our shame. I remember a couple that shared how they tried to witness and help their neighbor who was a raging alcoholic. They prayed for her and took her under their wing but she seemed hopeless. She might get clean for a little while, but then
Contributed by Noal Atkinson on Jul 18, 2010
Why do chemists make sick people walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy
Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 29, 2001
A one dollar bill met a twenty dollar bill and said, "Hey, where’ve you been? I haven’t seen you around here much." The twenty answered (as the dollar bill listened enviously), "I’ve been hanging out at the casinos, went out on a cruise and did the rounds of the ship, back to the United States for
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 1, 2001
Some time ago, a teenager, Arthur Hinkley, lifted a 3,000-pound tractor with his bare hands. He wasn’t a weight lifter, but his friend, Lloyd Bachelder, 18, was pinned under a tractor on a farm near Rome, Maine. Hearing Lloyd scream, Arthur somehow lifted the tractor enough for Lloyd to
Contributed by Frank Gallagher on Feb 20, 2001
A few years ago, I was watching David Letterman, and he was broadcasting his show from Las Vegas. He was doing his opening monologue and he told this joke.
He said that he was standing in front of one of the casinos, and a man came up to him looking desperate.
"Please!" the man begged
Contributed by Alan Perkins on Mar 30, 2001
World Magazine, June 12 1999. “When Harvard Divinity School dean Ronald F. Thiemann, a Lutheran theologian, suddenly stepped down from his post last November, he said it was for "personal and professional reasons." Last month, the Boston Globe filled in the blanks. It said he had been forced to
Contributed by Lynn Floyd on May 4, 2001
Aurelius Augustine spent most of his life battling the bondage to sexual appetite and philosophical pride. When he was 31 the power of God through His word, broke the bondage to sexual lust and living with a concubine. Augustine said this,
Contributed by Mary Lewis on May 10, 2001
Chuck Colson has called Internet pornography “Spiritual Crack Cocaine,” because of how quickly people can become addicted to it and
Contributed by Mike Richardson on May 16, 2001
A preacher saw a man who looked homeless sitting on a park bench and seemed to be in deep distress so he passed by him, handed him a $20 bill and whispered to him, “Never Despair”. The next day the preacher saw the man coming toward him hurriedly and gave him $60. The preacher asked
Contributed by Mike Richardson on May 16, 2001
A lady and her husband were playing the slots side by side. The lady’s husband had a heart attack. The lady pushed her husband out of the way, straddled both machines and
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Jun 7, 2001
I liked the way humorist Erma Bombeck put it:
Seize the moment! Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved