Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
A man’s car was held up by a broken down car in front of him. He just sat there and sounded the horn while the woman driver in front was desperately trying to start her car. He sounded the horn even more impatiently and the lady walked round to his car and said sweetly, "Why don’t we change places?
Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Jan 5, 2001
The story is told about a small, country church where the pastor called a special meeting of the congregation to approve the purchase of a brand new chandelier. After some discussion pro and con, an old farmer stood up and said, "Buying a new chandelier may seem like a good idea to you, but I’m
Contributed by Rich Young on Jan 17, 2001
(IL) Sometimes we’re like the couple who were with some friends and the
subject of marriage counseling came up. Mary said, “Oh, Tom and I
will never need counseling. We have a great
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 27, 2001
A pastor was visiting a family one day. He knocked on the door but no one answered it. He knocked again and again, but still no answer. He thought he heard someone inside but they just wouldn’t answer the door. Finally he wrote a note and slipped it under the door. It was Rev.3:20:
Contributed by Rob Morton on Jun 5, 2001
I NEED MORE CROSSES
One Sunday a minister was finishing up a series on marriage. At the end of the service he was giving out small wooden crosses to each married couple. He said, "Place this cross in the room in which you fight the most and you will be reminded of God’s commands and you
Contributed by Todd Schäve on Jun 27, 2001
A handy tool for coming up with an acceptable solution is S.O.D.A.S.:
S-ituation (Define or agree on what the problem is that you will work on in a gentle and respectful manner).
O-ptions (Brainstorm together or come up with as many solutions as possible, for you never know what may
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 10, 2001
THE MEN’S THESAURUS
(men don’t always say what they mean) – excerpts:
When a man says: "IT’S A GUY THING"
He means: "There is no rational thought pattern connected with this, and you have no chance at all of making it logical"
When a man says "CAN I HELP WITH DINNER"
He means: "Why
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 18, 2001
While pastoring in West Texas, I learned to true meaning of Matthew 7:1, "Judge not..." I consider myself a friendly person. Our new neighbors were two truck drivers. One morning I spoke, and there was no response from the neighbor. I gave him the benefit of the doubt and tried again on another
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jul 23, 2001
When I was in Bible College I meet an interesting young man by the name of Shannon. What made him interesting were his looks. His hair was a different color each week, his ears were loaded with earrings, and he wore the big loose grunge style clothing. But the most interesting point of style was
Contributed by Rita Sims on Aug 4, 2001
A pastor went to visit some prospective members. It was a husband and wife and their son. At the beginning of the visit, it was a typical visit. They were getting to know each other, what they had done in their lives. Finally, the woman said, "I can’t stand it anymore. I’ve got to
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 14, 2001
One night a wife found her husband standing over their infant’s crib. As she watched him looking down at their very first baby, she saw on his face a mixture of emotions: …disbelief, doubt, delight, amazement, enchantment, skepticism.
Touched by this unusual display and the deep emotions it
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Aug 14, 2001
"My aunt and uncle in Nebraska are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary this summer. My uncle says the secret to marital bliss can be summed up in two words:
Contributed by Michael Milton on Aug 29, 2001
Shakespeare wrote of a dying king and his son, who was hovering over him and speaking to him, "thou hast a thousand daggers in thy thoughts against me." So, did
Contributed by Ian Biss on Oct 1, 2001
Harrison’s Postulate states, "For every action, there is an equal and opposite
I once saw a Peanuts cartoon in which it showed
Charlie Brown taking Snoopy his dinner which consisted of a
bowl full of dog food. When Charlie Brown got there
he found the dog in his usual position; asleep
on top of the dog house. Charlie Brown set the bowl down
and said, "Dinner is
Contributed by James Dunn on Feb 3, 2002
A lady once came to Billy Sunday and tried to rationalize her angry outbursts. "There’s nothing wrong with losing my temper," she said. "I blow up, and then it’s all over."
"So does a shotgun," Sunday
Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Feb 21, 2002
CONFLICT IN COMMUNITY
“The difference between spiritual and unspiritual community is not whether conflict exists, but is rather in our attitude toward it and our approach to handling it. When conflict is seen as an opportunity to draw more fully on spiritual resources, we have the
We must develop creative use of conflict.
Conflict is neither good nor bad, Conflict is neutral,
it is how we handle conflict that will bring us together or we will
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 20, 2002
I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we’re apart. I can be forever happy--will you