Contributed by Donnie Martin on Nov 2, 2009
Two psychiatrists meet at their 20th college reunion. One is vibrant, while the other looks withered and worried. "So what’s your secret?" the older looking psychiatrist asks. "Listening to other people’s problems every day, all day long, for years on end, has made an old man of
There is a fascinating research study done by Vicki Medvec, a professor at Northwestern University. She studied Olympic medallists and she discovered that Bronze medallists were happier than Silver medallists. Here’s why.
Medvec found that Silver medallists tended to focus
"Don’t have a bad attitude
Or you’re not gonna have the aptitude
To get a higher
Many years ago I worked as a chief teller in a commercial bank.
In addition to having the important responsibility of ensuring that we kept enough cash in the branch and to clear surplus cash, I also had to take care of the bank’s stationery store. This involved counting the stock of forms on
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 3, 2009
Lantern in a Porthole Saves Man Over Board
There is a story of an Atlantic passenger lying in his bunk in a storm, deathly sick—seasick. A cry of “Man overboard!” was heard. The passenger thought, “God help the poor fellow. There is nothing I can do.” Then he thought at least he could put his
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Mar 12, 2010
THE LORD'S ANSWER
A man once said to a servant of the Lord, "I am such a helpless, miserable sinner; there is no hope for me. I have prayed, and resolved and tried, and vowed until I am sick of my unavailing efforts."
"Do you believe that Christ died for our sins, and rose again?" was the
Together communication and attitude have potential... either for good or for evil. Here’s what we mean…
It was attitude that took out yet another marriage. They were in their twenties. They were the parents of two beautiful children. He, however, had a miserable problem. She endured it. The
What words would you have had for Adam and Eve after they were evicted from the Garden? Perhaps you might have said something like this: “It was a paradise, Adam and Eve! What more could you ask for? There were all kinds of fruit trees in the Garden and you were free to eat of every fruit
Others have developed dysfunctional ways to view life in hope it would bring contentment, fulfillment and eternal life!
a. Optimism: By looking through rose-colored glasses, we can convince ourselves that we live on Fantasy Island, existing under cloudless skies and surrounded by oceans of
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jun 11, 2010
RIGHT UNDER HIS NOSE
Sometimes we probably feel like the man whose grandchildren played a practical joke on him. Each afternoon, Grandpa would lie down for a nap. One day, the kids decided to put limburger cheese in his moustache.
Quite soon afterward, he awoke sniffing. "This room stinks,"
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jun 11, 2010
Jim went to church on Sunday morning. He heard the organist miss a note during the prelude, and he winced. He saw a teenager talking when everybody was supposed to bow in prayer. He felt like the usher was watching to see what he put in the offering plate and it made him boil. He noticed the
WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE BLOOPERS
Leon Lett. Nice name. It has a bit of a ring to it. However, unless you are a true NFL football fan, it’s probably not a name that rings a bell for you. So let me fill you in on Leon.
Leon played in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys from 1991 to 2000 and the Denver
VULTURES AND HUMMINGBIRDS
Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over our nation’s deserts. All vultures see is rotting meat, because that is what they look for. They thrive on that diet. But hummingbirds ignore the smelly flesh of dead animals. Instead, they look for the colorful blossoms of
Contributed by Ryan Davis on Oct 28, 2010
NOT TALKING TO ME...OR IS HE?
So often those of us who have been coming to church and have been Christians for a long time sit and listen to sermons as if the preacher is talking to everyone else in the auditorium except us.
We sit there during the sermon and take in what the preacher is
THE MENTAL ATTITUDE
A person's mental attitude has an almost unbelievable effect on his powers, both physical ad psychological. The British psychiatrist, J.A. Hadfield, gives a striking illustration of this fact in his booklet, The Psychology of Power.
"I asked three people," he wrote, "to
Contributed by James Lee on Dec 1, 2010
HOW'S MY DRIVING?
Mat 5:16 "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
A lot of trucks have a sticker on the back that says, "How's my driving? Call xxx-xxxx to report." This is supposed to make the driver accountable. I read
Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 27, 2010
ENJOYING EACH DAY
When Tamer Lee Owens celebrated her 104th birthday, she credited "laughter, the Lord, and the little things" for keeping her going. She still finds enjoyment each day in talking with people, taking a walk, and reading the Bible as she has done since childhood. "I don’t know how
Contributed by Mark Witherden on Feb 14, 2011
THE GREENER GRASS
I was sent a text the other day that said, "The grass may be greener
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2011
Learned Helplessness is a term I came across in my reading this week. It is a technical term originally used in reference to animal psychology but is also appropriately applied to human behavior as well.
Learned helplessness describes an animal or a person who has
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jun 28, 2011
IGNORANCE AND APATHY
One fellow was talking to his next-door neighbor about a speaker he heard the night before. He told the neighbor, "That guy said something that has really stuck in my mind. He said that all of the worlds problems could be summed up in two words: ignorance and