Contributed by Ross Mitchell on Jan 30, 2001
An elderly Christian lady, who was crippled with arthritis, used to
hobble to the services of the church on crutches. It was a great ordeal and
required of her a considerable amount of toil and pain. A friend of hers observed
her regular and faithful attendance and asked, "How
Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Feb 23, 2002
THE PEOPLE WITH THE ROSES
John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straightened his Army uniform, and studied the crowd of people making their way through Grand Central Station. He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he didn’t, the girl with the rose.
His interest in her had
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Jul 2, 2002
A. W. Tozer, another wonderful devotional writer said this:
The widest thing in the universe is not space; it is the potential capacity of the human heart. Being made in the image of God, it is capable of almost unlimited extension in all directions. And one of the world’s greatest
Contributed by Jonathan Semro on Nov 9, 2003
I think that you are all at least familiar with the TV show “Survivor,” whether you have watched it or not. It is what they call now a “reality” game show. 16 people are put into an environment like an island, and the goal is to be the winner of a $1 million prize. Fortunately for the
Contributed by Joe La Rue on Feb 18, 2008
Max Lucado, in his book In the Eye of the Storm, tells the story of Chippie the Parakeet. He writes:
"Chippie the Parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, blown over.
The problems began when Chippie’s
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Apr 28, 2008
YOU'LL FIND JESUS THERE
"Tomorrow morning I'll open up your heart" the surgeon said to the 8 year-old-boy.
"You'll find Jesus there," the boy said.
The surgeon continued, "I'll open your heart and check the damage."
"You'll find Jesus there," the boy said.
"When I see the damage, I
Some of you may know of Fiona Coote. At the age of 14 she became youngest heart transplant recipient in Australia.
However Fiona has another claim to fame: She has received not just one heart transplant but three. On three occasions she has
Fiona Coote at the age of 14 is he youngest person in Australia to receive a new heart. But that is not her only claim to fame. She has in fact received three new hearts. Three opportunities to live.
Contributed by David Moore on Nov 14, 2008
HEART LIKE A JAFFA CAKE
Did you ever wonder why a Jaffa Cake is a Jaffa Cake and not a Jaffa Biscuit? Apparently HM Customs and Excise wondered the same thing, especially when cakes are VAT free and biscuits incur 17.5 percent, so given the popularity of Jaffa Cakes the government decided to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
Words Do Things
One poet tells how a certain man who had performed a heroic act found it impossible to tell his friends about it for a lack of words to describe it.
But there was a witness to the event whom the poet refers to as having been "afflicted with the necessary magic of words."
Contributed by Angel Caballero on Jun 17, 2009
The phrase "hardness of heart" is used not only for God’s people’s enemies, like Pharaoh in Egypt, but also for God’s people, Israel.
In the New Testament it describes
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jun 24, 2009
We say "I give you my heart..." Maybe we should say, "God, give me Your heart." Let my heart beat with the heartbeat of God...Let my heart be broken by what breaks his heart..." God is chasing you...will you come to Him?
You need a heart transplant - He
The heart is the seat of man’s inner life.
It represents our true character.
The seat of our emotions, reasoning, will,
Contributed by Bradley Kellum on Aug 25, 2009
“When we give our hearts to Christ in salvation, we experience “peace with God” (Romans 5:1); but the “peace of God” takes us a step farther into God’s blessings. This does not mean the absence of trials on the outside, but it does mean a quiet confidence within,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 14, 2009
The Talmud says, "I am a creature [of God] and my neighbor is also His creature… We have learnt that it matters not whether one does much or little, if
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Dec 25, 2009
My mother has a fairly rare heart condition known as Hypertropic Cardiomyopathy. It is a disease of the muscle of the heart in which a portion of the muscle of the heart is thickened without any obvious cause. It’s a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in any age group and causes disabling
Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
From the Texas Heart Institute’s website, we learn the following about our human heart. It weighs between 7 and 15 ounces (16 ounces is one pound.)It is the size of our fist (Make a fist.) For a person who lives a long life it will beat up to 3.5 billion times. It pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 26, 2010
Palm Sunday Praises Likened to the Fall of the Berlin Wall
A few years ago there was a pastor visiting the U.S. He had lived in what had been East Germany - from the region of Thuringen, Germany. He spoke to us about November 9th 1989 - and important date in the history of Germany - the day that
Holman Bible dictionary states the HEART is the center of the physical, mental, and spiritual life of humans. This contrasts to the normal use of kardia ("heart") in Greek literature outside the Scriptures. The New Testament follows the Old Testament usage when referring to the human
Contributed by Kent Kessler on Oct 14, 2010
A nurse on the Pediatric Ward before listening to the little ones' heart beat would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them listen to their own hearts. Their eyes would always light up with awe, but she never got a response to equal four-year old David's comment. She