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  • President Clinton Named Kristine Gebbie, A ...

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,751 views

    President Clinton named Kristine Gebbie, a lesbian, as the new AIDS czar. Four months later she spelled out her perceptions on traditional morality. She said, [The United States] “needs to view human sexuality as an essentially important and pleasurable thing. [Until it does so], we will ...read more

  • On Top Of The Fencepost  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 12, 2002
    based on 48 ratings
     | 3,237 views

    ON TOP OF THE FENCEPOST Alex Haley, the author of "Roots," had an unusual picture hanging on his office wall. It was a picture of a turtle on top of a fence post. When asked, "Why is that there?" Alex Haley answered, "Every time I write something significant, every time I read my words & think ...read more

  • You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,159 views

    YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT TILL IT’S GONE Our power is shut off, and suddenly we become thankful for electricity. Our garbage is not picked up, and suddenly we become thankful for the garbage collector’s weekly stop. A good friend dies, and suddenly we discover how much he meant to us. Our ...read more

  • Not-So-Blessings  PRO

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jul 23, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 845 views

    NOT-SO-BLESSINGS Recently I was taking another turn teaching the children on Wednesday night. After opening with some conversation with the kids about what was going on in their lives I asked for any prayer requests. One girl asked that we pray for her because school would soon start and she ...read more

  • Mvp Praises God For World Series

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
     | 583 views

    MVP PRAISES GOD FOR WORLD SERIES A number of years ago, Orel Hershiser was pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They had just won the World Series, and Orel had been named "The most valuable player of the series." One of the TV shows about the series showed him in the dugout just before the 9th ...read more

  • Mother's Face  PRO

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jul 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 674 views

    MOTHER'S FACE Calvin Miller reminds us of the fable of the little girl whose mother's face was hideously scarred from an early injury. As the little girl grew, made friends, and gained her own identity, she became more and more ashamed of her mother's horrid appearance. As she walked down the ...read more

  • I Want My Dollar  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 697 views

    I Want my Dollar A Redneck buys a ticket and wins the lottery. He goes to Austin to claim it and the man verifies his ticket number. The Redneck says, ''I want my $20 million.'' The man replied, ''No, sir. It doesn't work that way. We will give you a million today and then you'll get the rest ...read more

  • Robinson Crusoe  PRO

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 22, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 382 views

    Robinson Crusoe Could you, could I do as well as Robinson Crusoe? When Robinson Crusoe was wrecked on his lonely island, he drew up in two columns what he called the evil and the good. He was cast on a desolate island, but he was still alive--not drowned, as his ship's company was. He ...read more

  • Count Your Blessings—no, Really!

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 22, 2008
     | 714 views

    Count Your Blessings--No, Really! It was a typical Indiana spring day. Outside the house, it was raining. Inside the house...it was raining. Water slowly dripped from the ceiling, reminding me that when you replace your own roof, there's nobody to get mad at when it leaks. I should be a ...read more

  • Attitude Of Gratitude

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Nov 26, 2008
     | 729 views

    Attitude of Gratitude God loves a cheerful giver. God will make you rich if you are generous in every occasion. Somehow I think that God sees this richness in more than just money and material possessions. Don't you? And generosity results in a thankful attitude and even a cheerful ...read more

  • Thanksliving

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Nov 26, 2008
     | 483 views

    THANKSLIVING Last week I shared with you a story about a young man with bipolar disorder that died while I was a chaplain. For those of you who were with us, do you remember that? How the parents stayed with him and were there for him even though he put them through so much hell. They were there ...read more

  • A Few Years Ago Dr. Nick Stinnett Of The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Dec 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 496 views

    A few years ago Dr. Nick Stinnett of the University of Nebraska conducted a group of studies called the "Family Strengths Research Project": Stinnett and his researchers identified six qualities that make for strong families. The first quality and one of the most important to be found in strong ...read more

  • Holy Father, We Gather Together To Ask Your ...

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Dec 3, 2008
     | 412 views

    Holy Father, We gather together to ask your blessing this Thanksgiving Day; God bless America, land that I love; You stand beside us in times of need, as of September 11, giving Peace and Love to all; Stand beside her and guide her, through the night with the Light from ...read more

  • Never Said Thanks

    Contributed by Et Tapper on Feb 9, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 821 views

    NEVER SAID THANKS Edward Spencer was a ministerial student in Evanston, Illinois, and also a member of a life-saving squad during his school years. In 1860, a ship went aground on the shore of Lake Michigan near Evanston, and Spencer waded again and again into the frigid waters to rescue ...read more

  • In A Recent Experiment, Psychologists Asked ...  PRO

    Contributed by Et Tapper on Feb 9, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 590 views

    In a recent experiment, psychologists asked undergraduates to complete a survey that included a happiness scale and measures of gratitude and thankfulness. Then over the next six weeks, the participants wrote down, once a week, five things for which they were grateful. It had a dramatic effect ...read more

  • Gratitude = Short Prayers

    Contributed by Bledar Valca on Apr 14, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 594 views

    GRATITUDE = SHORT PRAYERS Few years ago, we had Carl Mitchell of Harding University come to Albania and do series of lectures on family life and issues. Other then the lectures he gave, we asked him to preach for us on Sunday. I vividly remember that as he was talking about gratitude or ...read more

  • Not One Thanked Him  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 686 views

    NOT ONE THANKED HIM Edward Spencer was a ministerial student in Evanston, Illinois, and also a member of a life-saving squad during his school years. In 1860, a ship went aground on the shore of Lake Michigan near Evanston, and Spencer waded again and again into the frigid waters to rescue ...read more

  • The Beggar At The Table  PRO

    Contributed by Ashton Alexander on Jun 7, 2009
    based on 1 rating
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    THE BEGGAR AT THE TABLE Many years ago, as the story is told, a devout king was disturbed by the ingratitude of his royal court. He prepared a large banquet for them. When the king and his royal guests were seated, by prearrangement, a beggar shuffled into the hall, sat down at the king’s table, ...read more

  • Thank You, Daddy!  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 756 views

    "THANK YOU, DADDY!" To illustrate how we often fail to give God the thanks he deserves, Chuck Swindoll told the following story of a man he visited in a dismal veterans hospital: The day I arrived to visit, I saw a touching scene. This man had a young son, and during his confinement in the ...read more

  • Not Happy With The View  PRO

    Contributed by Bill Love on Jul 29, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 688 views

    NOT HAPPY WITH THE VIEW A young salesman lands a job selling new windows door to door. On his first day of the job he comes across this sweet older lady who agrees to purchase a beautiful new window in her living room. A few days after the job was completed the salesmen gets a call from the ...read more