Contributed by Bret Toman on Jan 2, 2010
LOOKING FOR PAC MAN FULFILLMENT
I was in the 5th grade, sitting tortured in a classroom, couldn’t wait for the dumb day to be over because at home ... I had waiting for me ... Pac Man on my Atari 2600. The day before I had plunked down $40 to have this game for myself. That was like 1982 - so
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Jan 13, 2010
IMAGINE A VERY DANGEROUS ROPE JUNGLE BRIDGE (AS THE LAW) WE MUST CROSS IT – BUT WE COULD NEVER DO IT OURSELVES BECAUSE ITS SO DANGEROUS TO CROSS ONE FALSE STEP AND WE WILL PERISH INTO THE CHASEM – BUT WE HAVE A GUIDE WHO GOES BEFORE US (CHRIST) HE HAS CROSSED THE BRIDGE BEFORE AND HAS ALWAYS
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 26, 2010
ENDORSEMENT FROM THE MASTER
I remember a story about a young violinist. He spent years crafting his musical talent. His teacher was a master violinist. On one of his performances at a great concert hall, the young protege performed his best ever instrumental. His sound was sharp, the tone crisp.
Contributed by Allen James on Sep 5, 2010
When God is the supreme hunger of our hearts, He will be supreme in everything.
One Sunday afternoon in late February, my family and I went out to brunch after the morning’s worship services. Upon leaving, my girls asked the hosts if they could have a balloon. Certainly they said – what color? So, my two youngest were each given a balloon, a huge
* SOUL SURFER: FULFILL GOD'S DESTINY
Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith in Jesus
News flash: I like food! You know -- with a dash of seriousness -- it doesn't take a master chef to see that I've had a love-affair with food for some years. I'm like a lot of Americans; I often eat more than I need in order be "satisfied."
A number of years ago, I went
SPIRITUAL "GLORY HOLE"
On a wall in our home hangs a picture of the GHOST-TOWN of Bodie, Nevada. While out west visiting family my wife stopped by and became intrigued with the place. It became an abandoned town after the gold rush gave out. In its hey-day, it was all anyone could have
Contributed by Kelly Mitchell on Sep 25, 2012
Talk about rising to the top of your field, Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer. Her influence on modern dance has been compared to Picasso’s on modern visual arts, Stravinsky’s on music, or Frank Lloyd Wright’s on architecture. We should
Contributed by Greg Buchner on Jul 24, 2004
A Call to Discipleship [ taken from “Jesus in Blue Jeans” by Laurie Beth Jones.]
[“In this country, it is not only improper—it is technically illegal to be served with a dirty plate. Salad bars post signs indicating that the health department requires that each time you step up to the buffet,
Contributed by Karl Kruse on Jul 31, 2004
A year ago at this time, I was preparing to head to Tanzania for a short-term mission trip. A few weeks before that I was back in Minnesota on a family vacation when my dad told me and my brother that he had prostate cancer, and was setting all of his affairs in order. He started giving away some
Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 2, 2004
Ruth Tucker tells the story of Kari Torjesen Malcolm, who served for 15 years as a missionary to the Philippines. Kari was an MK (missionary kid) who grew up in China: "As a teenager, she was confined for a time during World War II in an internment camp, and there she discovered a deep truth that
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 17, 2004
Revival is the visitation of God which brings to life Christians who have been sleeping and restores a deep sense of God’s near presence and holiness. Thence springs a vivid sense of sin and a profound exercise of heart in repentance, praise, and love, with an evangelistic
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 18, 2004
I have been re-reading the record of the Rich Young Ruler and his obviously wrong choice. But it has set me thinking. No matter how much wealth he had, he could not—ride in a car, have any surgery, turn on a light, buy penicillin, hear a pipe organ, watch TV, wash dishes in running
According to Charles Haddon Spurgeon, God delights in impossibilities: "One man says, I will do as much as I can. Any fool can do that. He that believes in Christ does what he cannot do, attempts the impossible, and performs it. And of course it was Jesus
The Bohemian reformer John Hus was a man who believed the Scriptures to be the infallible and supreme authority in all matters. He died at the stake for that belief in Constance, Germany, on his forty-second birthday. As he refused a final plea to
Contributed by David Rogers on Nov 16, 2004
When Dr. W.A. Criswell, pastor of the largest Southern Baptist Church in North America, was preaching I the North Shore Baptist Church in Chicago, he was entertained at the home of deacon James L. Kraft who was the superintendent of the Sunday School and founder of Kraft foods. Kraft said that as
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 22, 2004
REMEMBERING MY PURPOSE
The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful and costly tombs ever built, but there is something fascinating about its beginnings.
In 1629, when the favorite wife of Indian ruler Shah Jahan died, he ordered that a magnificent tomb be built as a memorial to her. The shah
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 15, 2005
“The Grape Juice Equation!” Matthew 26:47-56 Key verse(s): 53-54:“‘Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way’.”
I get a certain
Contributed by Erik Hinchey on Apr 28, 2005
Adventure looks like crossing a brisk stream on long hills in the woods, listening to the squirrels as they scamper across the underbrush; it looks like climbing a sheer rock face, with only your grip and determination as a safety device.
These images remind us of our intended adventure, of our