Contributed by Rich Young on Jan 18, 2001
One airline passenger told his companion shortly after take-off, "Time sure changes things. See that lake down there? When I was a boy, I used to go out on it in a rowboat & fish. Every time a plane flew over
Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
One of the most memorable books I have ever read is A Severe Mercy. This is the story of Sheldon Vanauken and his wife Davy, who happened to be friends of C. S. Lewis. This couple was deeply in love and they sought to build the ideal marriage. They would only read books that the other wanted to
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Feb 2, 2001
That great saint and missionary pioneer, Hudson Taylor said, "The real secret of an unsatisfied life lies too often in an unsurrendered will."
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 14, 2001
ILL. Are you familiar with Bill Cosby’s book, "Time Flies"? In it, Cosby says that something happens to you when you turn 50 years old.
When his father turned 50, Cosby says that for the first time he remembers noticing his father’s "love handles," those rolls of fat which develop
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Mar 29, 2001
I live in Guernsey in the Channel Islands. I remember back in the 1950s there was a short period of freak tides and currents around our coast that swept up great shoals of fish to the beaches. Before this phenomenon only relatively few people were interested in fishing but now it was so easy to
General William Booth had lost his eyesight. His son Bramwell was given the difficult task of telling his father there would be no recovery. "Do you mean that I am blind?" the General asked.
"I hear we must contemplate that," his son replied.
The father continued, "I shall never see your face
Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 15, 2001
Williams James: “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something
Contributed by Bruce Emmert on May 29, 2001
In the 2000 summer Olympics, the USA women’s softball team won its second gold-medal. Lisa Fernandez is their pitcher. One commentator says that she is “arguably the best women’s softball pitcher the world has ever seen. She has found a source of strength and support that
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 13, 2001
Forgive and forget. Easier said than done, right? Well, now studies are showing forgiveness is not only good theology, but good medicine as sell. According to the latest medical and psychological research, forgiving is good for our souls-and our bodies. People who forgive:
benefit from better
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jun 15, 2001
["Mr. Holland’s Opus": Leaving a Legacy, Citation: Mr. Holland’s Opus, (Hollywood Pictures, 1995), rated PG, written by Patrick Sheane Duncan, directed by Stephen Herek; submitted by Greg Asimakoupoulos, Naperville, Illinois]
Mr. Holland’s Opus is a movie about a frustrated
Contributed by Anonymous on Jul 20, 2001
In late fall of 1777, Gen. George Washington and has rag tag army of militiamen suffered 2 defeats at the hands of the British at Brandywine and Germantown. He and his 11,000 men retreated to Valley Forge, PA to establish winter headquarters. It was a dark time for the revolution. Many died of
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 3, 2001
[Born to Lose, Citation: Norman Vincent Peale in Power of the Plus Factor, in Christianity Today.]
Once walking through the twisted little streets of Kowloon in Hong Kong, I came upon a tattoo studio.
In the window were displayed samples of the tattoos available.
On the chest or arms you could
Recently, a 20-year-old University of Washington student named Adam Burtle posted an unusual item on the Internet auction site eBay. The bidding began at 5 cents on this particular article and eventually reached $400 by the end of the auction. It was listed under the heading of “20 yr-old
Contributed by Edward Frey on Aug 14, 2001
Oscar Wilde, once wrote, “There are two tragedies in this life. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” In a way, Mr. Wilde recognized one of the most challenging aspects of being human. We want so much. We measure our lives by how much we get or do not get. Often we are
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Oct 15, 2001
I have never met a soul who has set out to satisfy the Lord and has not been satisfied himself. --
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Nov 12, 2001
The following ad once appeared in a London newspaper: "Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful." The ad was signed by Sir Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer. Amazingly, the ad drew thousands of
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Dec 9, 2001
Following the news of ex-Beatle George Harrison’s death, "Today" show anchor Anne Curry interviewed Anthony DeCurtis, a writer for Rolling Stone magazine. DeCurtis talked at length about Harrison’s search for a meaningful spiritual life. Curry said, "Apparently Harrison was the most spiritual of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2001
IT JUST CAN'T WAIT
Following the news of ex-Beatle George Harrison’s death, "Today" how anchor Anne Curry interviewed Anthony DeCurtis, a writer for Rolling Stone* magazine. DeCurtis talked at length about Harrison’s search for a meaningful spiritual life. Curry said, "Apparently Harrison was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
World Series Co-MVP Randy Johnson Seeks God’s Glory
In 1996, 2001 World Series co-MVP Randy Johnson said:
About three years ago, I had a traumatic experience in my
life—my dad passed away. I was on the brink of becoming a
Christian anyway, but when my dad passed away, I