Contributed by Tom Lawson on Dec 22, 2000
"I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 19, 2001
Gen. Douglas MacArthur wrote this prayer for his son. He prayed: "Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, & brave enough to face himself when he is afraid. One who will be proud & unbending in honest defeat, & humble & gentle in victory.
"Build me a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 30, 2002
SOMETHING FOR NOTHING?
Are you hoping for personal change this year? Are you planning to reach your goals by way of hard work or wishful thinking? Do your plans for growth in the New Year sound like this:
From the Desk of: Don Genereaux
Honorable Secretary of Agriculture
Each of us has our own definition of what it takes to make us whole. If wholeness doesn’t make sense to you try the idea of fulfillment, contentment, satisfied, at peace, centered. A great desire of the human heart ever since Genesis 3 is, in the words of CSNY, “to get back to the garden”. Our
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008
ROAD TO NOWHERE
The Irish novelist George Moore tells a story about Irish peasants who, during the Great Depression, were put to work by the government building roads. For a time the men worked well, and they sang hardily as they worked. They were glad for employment, and they felt they were
When a Dream Dies
When a dreams dies, the world is not the same
You realize in an instant everything has changed
Tomorrow will be different
The plans will all be new
For the dream that you were chasing
No longer lives inside of you.
To know the race is over and you’ve been left
Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Mar 19, 2009
I WANT TO MATTER
I once asked a friend of mine what was his biggest fear? After listening to his response, I told him that my biggest fear in life is being insignificant. If I can’t make a difference in the lives of those around me, and impact their lives for the sake of the Kingdom, then
Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 18, 2009
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME
A young man learns what’s most important in life from the guy next door.
It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams. There, in the
Contributed by Chris Surber on Jun 11, 2009
Recently was looking out of the kitchen window as I held my youngest son, Ephram. I was trying to get him to look at the birds on the other side of the window but he seemed consumed with something in the window itself. I realized that I could see my reflection in the glass and so
Contributed by Tim White on Jun 19, 2009
ALL THAT WORK FOR WHAT?
In November 1975, 75 convicts started digging a secret tunnel designed to bring them up at the other side of the wall of Saltillo Prison in northern Mexico. On April 18, 1976, guided by pure genius, they tunneled up into the nearby courtroom in which many of them
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 24, 2009
BEFORE YOU LEAD ME, WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
I heard the story of the woman driving through a snowstorm just outside of Denver. She was completely lost and struggling under the hazardous weather conditions. She was relieved when she happened upon a snowplow. Since she was lost she decided to follow
Contributed by Nigel Heath on Sep 15, 2009
WHY AM I SO EXHAUSTED?
I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 24, 2009
DRIVING VERY FAST
In his book "Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life", Pastor Charles Swindoll tells a story about the 19th Century agnostic Thomas Huxley. Some of you might recognize the name Thomas Huxley as a man who promoted Darwinism and Humanism in his attacks on Christianity in Europe in
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Mar 3, 2010
RUNNING THE RACE
Many of you know that I have fairly poor eyesight. However, my eyesight today is far better than it was when I was a child. The Lord has given me much better eyesight today than I have ever had I my life. When I was a kid, however, my eyesight was terrible.
So as I was
Contributed by Donny Granberry on Apr 21, 2010
ACHIEVING GOALS: THE PHILLIES
The team with the most errors in a single season was the 1883 Philadelphia (Quakers) Phillies who played 99 games and ended the season in last place with 17 wins, 81 loses, and one tie. They averaged 6.3 errors per game with 639 errors. They played for 67 years
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?
Not long after I got out of seminary, I decided I needed more training. So, I applied for a pastoral residency position at one of the largest churches in our denomination. It was a church in Prairie Village, Kansas, just outside of Kansas City, Missouri. As it turns out, the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 19, 2011
Years ago, I heard Pastor Anthony Mangun tell a story at Because of the Times that I have never forgotten. . . .
The story is told of a young man by the name of Monty, who was the son of an itinerant horse trainer, who would go from stable to stable, race track to race track,
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 14, 2011
YOU DIDN'T WATCH
One time when Michigan State was playing UCLA in football, the score was tied at 14 with only seconds to play. Duffy Daugherty, Michigan State's coach, sent in place kicker Dave Kaiser who booted a field goal that won the game. When the kicker returned to the bench, Daugherty
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Aug 31, 2005
Life In a Box! (09.02.05--The Temporal Things!--Matthew 6:21)
Did you ever stop to think, about the legacy that you will leave once this life is over? Will you be remembered for the things you did or the things that you owned?
I was asked that question the other day and the asker simply
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Nov 9, 2007
What is it like to sign your name to a paper that could possibly mean the end of your life? What is it like to walk down the cold hallways of a processing station? What is it like to sleep in a squeaky bunk bed where men have laid down their lives to never come home again? It takes the faith of