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Stephen  Fournier avatar
One Day, A Little Girl Is Sitting And Watching ...
Shared By: Stephen Fournier on Dec 8, 2000
Summary: One day, a little girl is sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly notices that her mother has several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom...
Category: Humor
based on 212 ratings
Denomination: Bible Church
Tim Zingale avatar
Dr. William Sloan Coffin Of New York’s ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 11, 2000
Summary: Dr. William Sloan Coffin of New York’s Riverside Church said this in the April 20,1984 Lutheran Standard after the death of his son, Alex."The night after Alex died, I was sitting in the living room of my sister’s house outside of Boston...
Category: Stories
based on 87 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
Tim Zingale avatar
Remember The Opening Scene: The Village And You ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 12, 2000
Summary: Remember the opening scene: the village and you see a fiddler on the roof and Tevye says:"A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no? but in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is a fiddler on the roof, trying to scratch out a...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 69 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
Tony Fox avatar
This Is An Alleged New Year’s Letter ...
Shared By: Tony Fox on Dec 12, 2000
Summary: ILL: This is an alleged New Year’s letter written from a church member to the pastor. Dear Pastor: You often stress attendance at worship as being very important for a Christian, but I think a person has a right to miss now and then. I t...
Category: Humor
based on 157 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Owen Bourgaize avatar
Polycarp, The Bishop Of Smyrna Was Brought ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: Polycarp, the bishop of Smyrna was brought before the Roman authorities and told to curse Christ and he would be released. He replied, "Eighty-six years have I served him, and he has done me no wrong: how then can I blaspheme my king who saved me?"...
Category: Stories
based on 89 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Tim Zingale avatar
A Jewish Banker Gives This Witness Of The Power ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 19, 2000
Summary: A Jewish banker gives this witness of the power of God through Christ to change lives. He says, "A few years ago I was sent to a place in Puerto Rico to make some studies for the bank. It was the worst, the dirties city imaginable Two years later I ...
Category: Stories
based on 106 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
Tim Zingale avatar
In Late 18th Century Poland, The Kaiser’s ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 19, 2000
Summary: "In late 18th century Poland, the Kaiser’s forces were burning all the Jewish villages. One village had been burned and nothing was left standing. As the sun came up the next morning an old Jewish gentlemen pounded a few boards together, made ...
Category: Stories
based on 102 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
Owen Bourgaize avatar
I Read Of A Minister Who Was Visiting One Of His ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 27, 2000
Summary: I read of a minister who was visiting one of his members. The lady of the house was trying to impress him about how devout she was by pointing out the large Bible on the bookshelf and talking in a very reverential way of it as "the Word of God". H...
Category: Humor
based on 277 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Robert Jones avatar
John Maxwell—in His Book " Be A People ...
Shared By: Robert Jones on Dec 29, 2000
Summary: John Maxwell—in his book “ Be a people person”-----states—“Until I am committed, there is a hesitancy, a chance to draw back. But the moment I definitely commit myself, then God moves also, and a whole steam of events erupt. All manner of unforese...
Category: Quotes
based on 124 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Henry Maxey avatar
Truett Cathy, Founder Or Chick-fil-a Shows He ...
Shared By: Henry Maxey on Jan 3, 2001
Summary: Truett Cathy, founder or Chick-fil-A shows he know what Jesus Would Do. Since 1948 he has lost millions of dollars because he will not have the restaurants open on Sunday. He has cared for children by developing the foster home system called WinSh...
Category: Stories
based on 88 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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There Was Once A Pastor Who Had A Little Five ...
Shared By: Stephen Fournier on Jan 3, 2001
Summary: There was once a pastor who had a little five year old daughter. Now the little girl notice that every time her dad stood behind the pulpit, and was getting ready to preach he would bow his head for moment before he began to preach. The little gir...
Category: Humor
based on 146 ratings
Denomination: Bible Church
Scripture: none
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Doubt and Faith
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Jan 4, 2001
Summary: Doubt sees the obstacles; Faith sees the way. Doubt sees the darkest night; Faith sees the day. Doubt dreads to take a step; Faith soars on high. Doubt questions, "Who believes?" Faith answers, "I!"
Category: Quotes
based on 168 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: none
Gregory Dawson avatar
In His Book, Just As I Am, Billy Graham Writes Of ...
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Jan 4, 2001
Summary: In his book, Just As I Am, Billy Graham writes of the following event. "One summer while in New Jersey, I was having lunch at a roadside diner when I was greeted by a big, smiling man whose eyes grew large as he studied me. “Hallelujah!” he ...
Category: Stories
based on 181 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: none
Gregory Dawson avatar
Chance or Providence?
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Jan 8, 2001
Summary: CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE? On the front porch of his little country store in Illinois, a small businessman stood with his partner. Business was all gone, and the partner asked, "How much longer can we keep this going?" The owner answered, "It looks...
Category: Stories
based on 167 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: Genesis 45:1-28
Doug Lyon avatar
Dallas Seminary Professor Howard Hendricks ...
Shared By: Doug Lyon on Jan 12, 2001
Summary: Dallas Seminary professor Howard Hendricks defines a close friend as someone who "knows everything about you, yet totally accepts you; will listen to your most heretical ideas without rejecting you; and knows how to criticize you in a way you’ll lis...
Category: Quotes
based on 113 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Doug Lyon avatar
Soon After Jack Benny Died, George Burns Was ...
Shared By: Doug Lyon on Jan 12, 2001
Summary: Soon after Jack Benny died, George Burns was interviewed on TV. Burns commented, "Jack and I had a wonderful friendship for nearly 55 years. Jack never walked out on me when I sang a song, and I never walked out on him when he played the violin. ...
Category: Quotes
based on 106 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Rob Ross avatar
When Alexander The Great Set Out On His ...
Shared By: Rob Ross on Jan 14, 2001
Summary: When Alexander the Great set out on his campaigns, he divided all his possessions among his friends. Someone said "But you are keeping nothing for yourself ." "O yes, I am." He said "I have kept my hopes." William Barclay wrote "A person can endure ...
Category: Stories
based on 111 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Approaching Storm
Shared By: Steve Hanchett on Jan 15, 2001
Summary: APPROACHING STORM "Isaac’s Storm" is a very interesting book about the hurricane that wiped out Galveston in 1900. One of the main plot lines of the book is about how everyone was convinced that a hurricane could never strike Galveston, ...
Category: Stories
based on 145 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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When We Became Adults, Even Though We Gained ...
Shared By: Eric Shrewsberry on Jan 16, 2001
Summary: When we became adults, even though we gained more knowledge in many things, we still struggle with that one question, "Why?" The only difference, is our questions became more complex, more complicated, more frustrating.
Category: Quotes
based on 74 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
Rich Young avatar
Little Johnny’s Father Caught Him In ...
Shared By: Rich Young on Jan 17, 2001
Summary: Little Johnny’s father caught him in telling a lie. Dad said, “Don’t you know the difference between right & wrong?” Johnny told him that he did. His dad said, “But you always...
Category: Humor
based on 167 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
Rich Young avatar
Obedience Is Seeking God With Your Whole Heart. ...
Shared By: Rich Young on Jan 17, 2001
Summary: Obedience is seeking God with your whole heart. Performance is having a quiet time because you’ll feel guilty if you don’t. Obedience is finding ways to let the Word of God dwell in you richly. Performance is quickly scanning a passag...
Category: Quotes
based on 103 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: John 14:15-26
Rich Young avatar
Willie Nelson Apparently At One Time Owned A Golf ...
Shared By: Rich Young on Jan 17, 2001
Summary: Willie Nelson apparently at one time owned a golf course. He said the great thing about owning a golf course was that he could decide what par for each hole was. He pointed at one hole and said, “See that...
Category: Humor
based on 177 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
David Simmons avatar
In The Movie, A Few Good Men, A Sergeant And A ...
Shared By: David Simmons on Jan 18, 2001
Summary: In the movie, A Few Good Men, a sergeant and a private stand on trial for killing a fellow marine. Their lawyer, played by Tom Cruise, attempts to demonstrate that the murder was actually the result of an order that the two marines had received fr...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 84 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Rich Young avatar
The Author Will Make Things Clear
Shared By: Rich Young on Jan 18, 2001
Summary: THE AUTHOR WILL MAKE THINGS CLEAR Author Marshall Shelley, who suffered the deaths of two of his children, writes in Leadership: "Even as I child, I loved to read, and I quickly learned that I would most likely be confused during the opening c...
Category: Quotes
based on 153 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: Romans 8:28-29
James Wilson avatar
Dan Kimball, The Pastor Of Graceland In Santa ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: Dan Kimball, the pastor of Graceland in Santa Cruz, CA recently told me, " The great thing about postmodernism is the vacuum that exists for truth, and we have the privilege and opportunity to fill it."
Category: Quotes
based on 109 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
James Wilson avatar
Christians Do Get Divorced. Some For Biblical ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: Christians do get divorced. Some for Biblical reasons. According to researcher George Barna, the ratio of Christians who have been divorced is higher than the percentage of non-Christians. In his sample of almost 4000 adults, Christians led non-Chri...
Category: Statistics
based on 118 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Bill Prater avatar
In An Article Dated 4/9/97, A Writer For Usa ...
Shared By: Bill Prater on Jan 21, 2001
Summary: In an article dated 4/9/97, a writer for USA Today wrote: Scientists now say that a series of slits, not a giant gash, sank the Titanic. The opulent, 900-foot cruise ship sank in 1912 on its first voyage, from England to New York. Fifteen h...
Category: Stories
based on 120 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
James Wilson avatar
While Sir Henry Brackenbury Was A Military ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: While Sir Henry Brackenbury was a military attache in Paris, had a conversation with the distinguished French statesman Gambetta. Gambetta said, "In these days there are only two things a soldier needs to know. He must know how to march, and he must...
Category: Stories
based on 87 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
Troy Borst avatar
The Foxhole Christian
Shared By: Troy Borst on Jan 23, 2001
Summary: ILLUSTRATION…the foxhole Christian “’There are no atheists in foxholes,’ wrote William T. Cummings in 1942. ‘While crouched in a trench with bullets zinging overhead, even the most reluctant heart begins to bargain w...
Category: Quotes
based on 71 ratings
Scripture: none
Dan Erickson avatar
C. S. Lewis Describes It So Magnificently In The ...
Shared By: Dan Erickson on Nov 14, 2000
Summary: C. S. Lewis describes it so magnificently in The Screwtape Letters. He says, "Satan’s cause is never more in danger than when a human being no longer desiring, but still intending to do God’s will, looks around upon a world from which ev...
Category: Quotes
based on 73 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none