Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 12, 2000
"Today I am a horse, Dear God, did you have to make my poor old horse lose his shoe just before the Sabbath? That wasn't nice. It's enough you pick on me, Tevye, bless me with 5 daughters, a life of poverty. What have You got against my horse? Sometimes I think when things are too quiet up there,
Contributed by Steve Hanchett on Dec 13, 2000
It was a mild October afternoon in 1982 and Badger Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin was packed. Over 60,000 die-hard University of Wisconsin fans were watching their beloved football team take a beating by Michigan State. What seemed odd was that as the score became more and more lopsided bursts of
Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 14, 2000
Fanny Crosby, the great hymn writer in the last half of the 19th Century, though blind since she was six weeks old, used to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 31, 2001
Warren Wiersbe writes, "Our values determine our evaluations. If we value comfort more than character, then trials will upset us. If we value the material and physical more than the spiritual, we will not be able to count it all joy! If we live only
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Mar 13, 2001
Sir Douglas Bader was a pilot who lost both his legs in a plane crash before WW2. He was fitted with artificial legs & resumed flying. In 1939, when Germany & England went to war, he enlisted in the Royal Air Force.
Flying with two artificial legs, he shot down 22 enemy airplanes in the Battle
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Apr 4, 2001
THE IMPACT OF ATTITUDE
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of Attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important: than facts, than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do, than appearances,
General William Booth had lost his eyesight. His son Bramwell was given the difficult task of telling his father there would be no recovery. "Do you mean that I am blind?" the General asked.
"I hear we must contemplate that," his son replied.
The father continued, "I shall never see your face
Contributed by Larry Sarver on May 10, 2001
Illustration: On April 20th of this year Missionary Veronica ``Roni’’ Bowers, 35, and her 7-month-old daughter, Charity, seated in her lap, were killed by a single bullet when the jet fired on the Cessna plane they were riding in. The Peruvian Air-force had shot at the plane because
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2001
NOT WHY, BUT WHAT
Technically speaking, David Ring was born dead. Quick acting medical personnel were able to get him breathing, but oxygen deprivation left him with cerebral palsy. He suffered from a speech impediment, hands that don’t cooperate, and a limp. As if that wasn’t enough adversity for
I CAN STILL DRIVE!!
At a nursing home in Florida, a resident group was discussing ailments: "My arms are so weak I can hardly lift this cup of coffee," said one. "Yes, I know, my cataracts are so bad I can’t even see my coffee," replied another. "I can’t turn my head because of the
Contributed by John Edmerson on Sep 13, 2001
There once was an oyster whose story I tell,
Who found that sand had got under his shell;
Just one little grain, but it gave him much pain,
For oysters have feelings although they’re so plain.
Now, did he berate the working of Fate
Which had led him to such a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 13, 2001
"I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual
Contributed by David Fox on Nov 15, 2001
Dr. Alexander Whyth of Edinburgh is an example of an unusually thankful Christian.
“He was famous for his pulpit prayers. He always found something to thank God for, even in bad times. One story morning, a member of his congregation thought to himself, the preacher will have nothing to
Contributed by Michael Belcher on Nov 19, 2001
Two men were walking through a field one day when they spotted an enraged bull. Instantly they darted toward the nearest fence. The storming bull followed in hot pursuit, and it was soon apparent they wouldn’t make it. Terrified, the one shouted to the other, "Put up a prayer, John. We’re in for
Contributed by Steve Malone on Dec 1, 2001
STUBBORN JOY--Communion Meditation
"No man had more reason to be miserable than this one – yet no man was more joyful.
His first home was a palace. Servants were at his fingertips. The snap of his fingers changed the course of history. His name was known and loved. He had everything –
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
Leith Anderson, a pastor, shares an experience of disappointment.
As a boy, he grew up outside of New York City and was an avid fan of the old Brooklyn Dodgers. One day his father took him to a World Series game between the Dodgers and the Yankees. He was so excited, and he just
The word for man in Hebrew is adam, pronounced aw-dawm. This word is related to adamah, pronounced aw-dawm-ah. Adamah in Hebrew relates to ‘red earth’, or red clay. We find out from
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
We must welcome the night. It’s the only time that the stars shine.
Contributed by Alan Perkins on Feb 7, 2002
PLEASURE COMES FROM PAIN
The world's best cyclist, Lance Armstrong, says this about pain:
I become a happier man each time I suffer.
Suffering is as essential to a good life, and as inextricable, as bliss. The old saying that you should live each day as if it’s your last is a nice
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2002
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts