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  • Let It Out

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
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    LET IT OUT Only 15% of Americans say they let their feelings out often, although 80% believe it is healthy to do so. A national study reveals 63% of Americans think people are too bottled-up when it comes to their emotions. 40% let it out in the average week and 11% can’t even remember the last ...read more

  • If There Is One Emotion That I Have Been Familiar ...

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 3, 2008
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    If there is one emotion that I have been familiar with, it is anger. I lived with anger for most of my childhood and teenage years. It became quite comfortable and familiar so much as that most other responses such as disappointment and fear became masked by my anger. Now what I am telling you ...read more

  • I Was Using Pot And Drinking. I Gravitated Toward ...

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 3, 2008
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    I was using pot and drinking. I gravitated toward rock and eventually into heavy metal and thrash, because this music fed my negative emotions. In fact, there were specific songs that I couldn’t hear for several years later without having a response that put me emotionally back in that place. ...read more

  • Nails In The Fence

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jun 10, 2008
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    NAILS IN THE FENCE There was a little boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, to hammer a nail in the back fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Then it gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was ...read more

  • Abraham Lincoln's Secretary Of War, Edwin ...

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Jul 12, 2008
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    Abraham Lincoln’s secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, was angered by an army officer who accused him of favoritism. Stanton complained to Lincoln, who suggested that Stanton write the officer a sharp letter. Stanton did, and showed the strongly worded missive to the president. "What are you going to ...read more

  • Man's Anger Toward God

    Contributed by Clarence Clough on Aug 7, 2008
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    MAN'S ANGER TOWARD GOD ...is more disastrous than the following: As a passenger boarded the Los Angeles-to-New York plane, he told the flight attendant to wake him and make sure he got off in Dallas. The passenger awoke just as the plane was landing in New York. Furious, he called the flight ...read more

  • It Isn't Fair

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
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    IT ISN'T FAIR Have you ever had something happen to you which caused you to think, "This isn't fair!"? Ken Wyniemko sure has. Just like Paul, he was locked away for a crime that he did not commit. In 1994, he was convicted by a jury based of a horrible crime against a young woman on the basis of ...read more

  • Did You Hear About The Lady That Was Bitten By A ...

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Sep 5, 2008
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    Did you hear about the lady that was bitten by a skunk with rabies? The doctor came into her room and informed her: "Yes, the skunk had a bad case of rabies, and rabies is a highly contagious disease. You are now infected with rabies." The doctor told her that rabies was deadly, and there was ...read more

  • Anger Irony

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 8, 2008
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    Anger Irony Bad weather had backed up all flights, and as a result our plane sat on the runway for three hours. All attempts to placate the passengers weren’t working. Then the pilot came on the intercom to announce his umpteenth update: "Folks, we'll be getting permission to take off, but I ...read more

  • Since Some Of The Best Illustrations Are What Not ...  PRO

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Sep 21, 2008
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    Since some of the best illustrations are what not to do, I offer a few tips on How to Turn a Disagreement into a Feud: 1. Be sure to develop and maintain a fear of conflict, letting your own feelings build up so you are in an explosive frame of mind. 2. If you must state your concerns, be as ...read more

  • Mad At Him Or Mad At You?

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 23, 2008
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    Mad at Him or Mad at YOU? I remember a specific time a couple of years ago that someone just pulled out in front of me trying to turn left and get in the small space between my car and the next. Of course I was in a hurry as I was running late. And of course I had to brake and subsequently ...read more

  • Situations Differ

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 27, 2008
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    Situations Differ About 10 years ago on a July 4th, I went with the family to a minor league baseball game. We sat in the grassy area of the ballpark down the first base line, and during the game a foul ball game my way. It was spinning pretty well, and I had a tough time getting a hold of ...read more

  • I Missed The Comeback

    Contributed by Gerald Albers on Oct 1, 2008
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    I Missed the Comeback On New Year's Day 1963, USC played Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. The Wisconsin quarterback, Ron VanderKelen, was one of the all-time great college quarterbacks. I was fourteen years old at the time, and our family was gathered for New Year's Day celebrations. Pete Beathard of ...read more

  • What You Look Like  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009
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    WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE There is a report that a major retail corporation put mirrors behind their customer service representatives so irate customers could see their own behavior. Their anger levels subsided and they negotiated their complaints more graciously when they could see what they ...read more

  • On Anger  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 11, 2009
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    ON ANGER The late great writer, Bede Jarrett (1881 - 1937), once wrote: "The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn’t angry enough." The late great Indian political and spiritual leader, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948), once said, "Man should ...read more

  • Contagious Anger

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 12, 2009
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    CONTAGIOUS ANGER Baseball coach Billy Martin told about hunting trip he had in Texas with baseball legend Mickey Mantle. Mickey had a friend who would let them hunt on his ranch. When they reached the ranch, Mickey told Billy to wait in the car while he checked in with his friend. Mantle’s ...read more

  • The Enemy Is Not In Here  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
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    THE ENEMY IS NOT IN HERE There’s an old story of two American soldiers in Vietnam. While eating lunch in the mess hall, they exchanged harsh words. And they got into a big fight. But the sergeant was there. And he grabbed those two soldiers by the collars. He took them outside. Pointed out ...read more

  • Your Spirit Does Matter

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
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    YOUR SPIRIT DOES MATTER A preacher wrote: "Today we have people who claim to be Christians shouting ’God hates fags’ at the funerals of soldiers who have died in Iraq, because these ’Christians’ believe God is punishing America for its tolerance of homosexuals. A recent editorial in the ...read more

  • Clarence Darrow, The Agnostic, Once Said, "I Have ...

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Mar 30, 2009
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    Clarence Darrow, the agnostic, once said, "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." ...read more

  • The Temper Of Andrew Kehoe

    Contributed by Tyler Edwards on Apr 16, 2009
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    THE TEMPER OF ANDREW KEHOE Andrew Kehoe was born in 1872. His mother died when he was young and his father remarried. It was reported that Kehoe did not get along very well with this stepmother. Kehoe lived on a farm just outside the village of Bath, Michigan. The community was known as the Bath ...read more