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Richard Foster: Service
Shared By: Mike Wilkins on Apr 8, 2002
Summary: Richard Foster: “Service that is duty-motivated breaths death. Service that flows out of our inward person is life, and joy and peace. The risen Christ beckons us to the ministry of the towel. Perhaps you would like to begin by experimenting wit...
Category: Quotes
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Sowing the Seed: A Comparison
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Sep 12, 2004
Summary: SOWING THE SEED: A COMPARISON In the 13th Century, Nicolo Polo (father of Marco Polo) was visiting the court of the grandson of Ghengis Khan - Kublai Khan. Kublai Khan was the Emperor of China and he had never met Europeans before. He was deli...
Category: Stories
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There Was Once An Optimistic Farmer Who Couldn't ...
Shared By: Thomas Cash on Aug 20, 2007
Summary: There was once an optimistic farmer who couldn’t wait to greet each new day with a resounding, "Good morning, God!" He lived near a woman whose morning greeting was more like, "Good God... morning?" They were each a trial to the other. Where he saw ...
Category: Humor
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: none
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If You Went To The Doctor For A Surgery And He ...
Shared By: Brien Sims on Dec 13, 2007
Summary: If you went to the doctor for a surgery and he told you that he wouldn’t be wearing sterile gloves, wouldn’t be sterilizing any of the equipment he had used for the last operation, and gave you a 1 in 3 chance of contracting a disease, you would pro...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Spirituality Is A Major Contributor To A Child's ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 14, 2008
Summary: Spirituality is a major contributor to a child’s overall happiness (more so than for adults), finds a University of British Columbia study. Past studies have shown that in adults, spiritual feelings and higher levels of religious behavior typically ...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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The Average American Adult Laughs 15 Times A ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 14, 2008
Summary: The average American adult laughs 15 times a day. (from Gary Foster)
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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AP and MTV Study on Human Relationships
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 14, 2008
Summary: An AP and MTV study indicates young people view human relationships, especially family ties, as the greatest cause of happiness in life. 73% said their relationship with their parents makes them happy. 64% of 13-to 17-year olds whose parents are st...
Category: Statistics
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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People In Advertising Sales Are Among The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 15, 2008
Summary: People in advertising sales are among the happiest one-third of employed Americans; the unhappiest people by job are gas station attendants (only earning about $17,750 per year). (Time 12/3/07)
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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A Special Occasion
Shared By: Eric Ferguson on May 8, 2008
Summary: A SPECIAL OCCASION If you are waiting for a special house guest or a special occasion to use something you cherish in your house, consider the following following article by Ann Wells that appeared several years ago in the Los Angeles Times: M...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Happy
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 30, 2008
Summary: HAPPY According to a 12/07 Gallup poll, 84% of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in their personal life at this time, while 14% are dissatisfied. This ratio has been fairly stable since 1979. The poll asks respondents to choos...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Perhaps Your List Would Be Something Like The One ...
Shared By: Michael Snow on Aug 13, 2008
Summary: Perhaps your list would be something like the one found in The Book of History, from an ancient Chinese religion. It has a list of the Five Happinesses which include: long life, riches, soundness of body and serenity of mind, love of virtue, and an ...
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Approval of the Master
Shared By: Matthew Kratz on Aug 23, 2008
Summary: APPROVAL OF THE MASTER A young man once studied violin under a world-renowned master. Eventually the time came for the student’s first recital. Following each selection, despite the cheers of the crowd, the performer seemed dissatisfied. Even...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Elvis Presley
Shared By: Paul Wallace on Oct 28, 2008
Summary: Elvis Presley Six weeks before he died, a reporter asked Elvis Presley, "Elvis, when you first started playing music, you said you wanted to be rich, famous and happy. Are you happy?" "I’m lonely as hell," he replied. Source unknown
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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I Recently Heard From A Reliable Source That ...
Shared By: W Pat Cunningham on Nov 1, 2008
Summary: I recently heard from a reliable source that research tells us teenage girls would rather be a gopher for a celebrity than be CEO of a major corporation. Fame is deceptive and beauty fleeting, as Proverbs says, but they are both mighty attractive t...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: Catholic
Scripture: none
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Giddy-Up
Shared By: Shawn Kelly on Nov 2, 2008
Summary: "Giddy-Up." There was a group of students in Texas taking a class on the psychology of emotions. The professor wanted to know what the opposite of happy was. One student raised their and said, "Sad." Then the professor asked, "What's the oppos...
Category: Humor
Scripture: none
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Looking Through Clean Windows
Shared By: Charles Steiner on Nov 6, 2008
Summary: LOOKING THROUGH CLEAN WINDOWS A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. 'That laundry is not very clean', she said. 'She doesn't ...
Category: Humor
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My Grandma Used To Say, "money Money Money, ...
Shared By: Jesse Bennett on Nov 14, 2008
Summary: My grandma used to say, "MONEY MONEY MONEY, ain't worth nothing if you ain't got your health". Oh how right she was--now that I am older and full of aches and pains, I understand.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Happiness Of Heart Can No More Be Attained ...
Shared By: Tony Abram on Dec 6, 2008
Summary: Happiness of heart can no more be attained without God than light and sunshine can be had without the sun. Happiness is heavenly born; its aroma is of heaven; it leads to heaven and its emblem is heaven. On every side, in every part of the universe ...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Three Enemies That Oppose Happiness--worry, ...
Shared By: Tony Abram on Dec 6, 2008
Summary: Three enemies that oppose happiness--worry, boredom, and self-centeredness.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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The Bbc ...
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jan 5, 2009
Summary: The BBC (news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3157570.stm) did a study five years ago and published some interesting conclusions. According to the October 2, 2003 article, the happiest localities in the world are (in order): Nigeria, Mexico, Venezuela, ...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Believers Happier
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 13, 2009
Summary: BELIEVERS HAPPIER People who believe in God are happier than agnostics or atheists, claim British researchers. They become even happier the more they pray and go to church. The report found religious people were better able to cope with disappoin...
Category: Statistics
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Everyday In The U.s. And Canada, 800,000 People ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 13, 2009
Summary: Everyday in the U.S. and Canada, 800,000 people are having a birthday. (The Foster Letter 4/25/08)
Category: Statistics
Scripture: none
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You Already Have Happiness
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 16, 2009
Summary: YOU ALREADY HAVE HAPPINESS The angel asked, "You aren’t happy. How can I help you?" The poet replied, "I have everything. But I lack only one thing. Can you give it to me?" To which the angel happily said, "Sure. I can give you anything you desir...
Category: Stories
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Not a Location
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Feb 26, 2009
Summary: "Happiness is not a location." --A quotation by "Charlie Chan" from one of the old movies.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Denmark Is The Happiest Country In The World, ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 14, 2009
Summary: Denmark is the happiest country in the world, while the U.S. languishes as 23rd happiest, says an English Univ. study. (The Foster Letter 6/25/08)
Category: Statistics
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Psalms 144:15
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Thank You for Your Time
Shared By: Tony Abram on Apr 18, 2009
Summary: 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 th...
Category: Stories
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Three Phases to An Enjoyable Life
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Apr 27, 2009
Summary: THREE PHASES TO AN ENJOYABLE LIFE When I was a boy, I would watch the space launches on TV. The rockets were in three phases. As it got so high, the lowest section of the rocket would drop off. Then the second section would drop off until only t...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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John Ortberg Said He Recently Saw An Actual, ...
Shared By: Sean Harder on Jun 25, 2009
Summary: John Ortberg said He recently saw an actual, academic, peer-reviewed journal called Journal of Happiness Studies. "Positive psychology" is the big new trend looking for how people can be happy. One theme that keeps cropping up is the happiness pa...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Fully Happy
Shared By: Paul Green on Jul 20, 2009
Summary: Robbie Williams: "I don’t think anyone can ever be fully happy. If you’re fully happy then you’re a miserable person, because the grass is always greener on the other side--it has to be. I’m not saying I’m miserable--in fact I’m the happiest I’v...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Contentment Myth
Shared By: Derrick Tuper on Dec 15, 2009
Summary: CONTENTMENT MYTH Charles Spurgeon said, "You say, ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled."
Category: Quotes
Scripture: none