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 Scott Rodgers on Apr 13, 2008
My family and I lived in a temporary home after a move and did not bother to unpack our boxes. My brother and I were kept awake each night by a bothersome cricket. After several nights of poor sleep we moved all the boxes out in an attempt to drive the cricket but were unsuccessful. Finally after a
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Apr 29, 2008
GENGHIS KHAN'S HAWK
One morning Genghis Khan, the great king and warrior, rode out into the woods to have a day’s sport. Many of his friends were with him. They rode out gaily, carrying their bows and arrows. Behind them came the servants with the hounds. It was a merry hunting party. The woods
Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Nov 19, 2008
To lick our wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back -- in many ways, it is a feast for a king. The chief
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 20, 2009
Although we are the clay when compared to God’s power, we are not passive. We cannot successfully wage a war against God, but God leaves us with a choice.
Remember the story of Peter and the Wolf, how he tries to hunt a wolf with a pop-cork gun? The wolf corners him, but he is
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Jul 7, 2009
When the Shema prayer (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) was recited during a service at an old synagogue in Eastern Europe, half the congregation stood up and half remained sitting. The half that was seated started yelling at those standing to sit down, and the ones standing yelled at the ones
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 28, 2010
Bitterness has been medically linked to glandular problems, high blood pressure, cardiac disorders, ulcers, and even insanity.
One leading psychiatrist wrote, "90% of all people in insane asylums could be released immediately if they would learn how to forgive, or how to be
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 15, 2010
Imagine a molecule...and atom, a proton. The size of that proton might be the size of planet Earth compared to the universe. Now imagine a tiny man on that proton so small that he is equivalent to one man on earth. He is shaking his
Contributed by Patrick Nix on Jul 9, 2010
SPLITTING THE HOUSE
Mary Karr’s uncle had endured all he could stand! The tall Texan grabbed his chain saw and began to split his own house into two halves. He was sick and tired of living with such an unforgiving woman to whom he had not spoken in months. He had enough. He divided his house
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Dec 9, 2010
FORREST GUMP: SOMETIMES THERE AREN'T ENOUGH ROCKS
In the movie Forrest Gump, Forrest has a lifetime friendship with Jenny. In one scene, when both of them are grown and Jenny is just beginning to retreat from her lifestyle of sex and drugs, they are walking down a dirt road. Soon they come to
When I was in college, I worked as a youth director at a little church out in the country about an hour’s drive away. There were two families in that congregation that didn’t get along. When they came to worship, they would take up their positions on opposite sides of the room
Contributed by Brad Henry on Jul 24, 2011
BLAME AND SELF-ESTEEM
When I was an Airline Pilot I was responsible for all flight operations, whether good or bad. If you are taxing into the gate and your wing clips a baggage cart, it is the Captain's fault. It doesn’t matter if the lineman steers you the wrong way or not. What the lineman
A STORY OF REVENGE
The other day, a soldier was in my office. He had been exposed to radiation poisoning while deployed in Afghanistan and was brought home to prepare for death. But he told me his story and said he wasn't prepared to die and meet God on Judgment Day. This soldier said that
Contributed by David Tack on Dec 22, 2011
"I define bitterness as 'internalized anger.' I cite the old adage, 'Bitterness does more damage to the vessel in which it is stored than to anyone upon which it is poured.'"
Ref: Sutton, Jerry. A
Contributed by David Tack on Dec 23, 2011
THE MEANING OF BITTERNESS
"Eadie [A Scottish Theologian 1810-1876] says that Pikria [bitterness] is 'a figurative term denoting that fretted and irritable state of mind that keeps a man in perpetual [constant] animosity--that inclines him to harsh and uncharitable opinions of men and
YOU ARE THE PRISONER!
One of the greatest quotes you will ever read on forgiveness comes from Lewis Smedes:
"To forgive is to set a prisoner free.......and
Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
"Bitterness is like taking poison, and waiting for the other person to die." - Malachy McCourt
I once knew a woman whose heart had been broken by disappointing relationships. She became very sarcastic towards the opposite sex and could often be overheard making disparaging remarks about them. It
Contributed by David Simpson on Feb 19, 2018
After the horrific school shooting in Broward County, Florida on February 14, 2018, several prayer vigils were held in the community. The vigil on Thursday evening ended with a request for everyone to write one specific act of good that they would perform in the coming days and weeks as a way to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art. When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2009
Shopkeeper Seeks Revenge on Bitter Rival
What you believe about Jesus determines what you do with him.
Two shopkeepers were bitter rivals. Their stores were directly across the street from each other, and they would spend each day keeping track of each other’s business. If one got a customer, he