Contributed by David Barnes on Jul 20, 2002
Famous last words in history.
1. Entrepreneur, P. T. Barnum, d. 1891 “How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?”
2. John Barrymore, actor, d. May 29, 1942 “Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.”
3. Humphrey Bogart,
Contributed by Ken Schlenker on Aug 7, 2002
Humility was a Hebrew word meaning the lowering of the Nile River. Now I know a lot of Egyptians friends that use to come through Galilee and we would talk and they would tell me that the Nile River meant everything to them. They were totally dependent upon it. When the Nile River went down so
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 15, 2002
[Paul Harvey’s "For What It’s Worth"]
Our "For What It’s Worth Department" hears from Hershey, Pennsylvania—where the woman in the Mercedes had been waiting patiently for a parking place to open up.
The shopping mall was crowded.
The woman in the Mercedes zigzagged between rows—then up ahead she
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2002
Celebrities tend to misbehave in tiresome and predictable ways--tantrums, affairs, addictions--and we tend to think they’re spoiled. But one psychiatrist, Cornell’s Robert B. Millman, says they’re not spoiled, they’re sick. The affliction is Acquired Situational Narcissism.
ASN develops when
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 17, 2002
FOR MY NEXT TRICK:
A 31-year-old man from Santa Cruz, Calif., was walking outside town on a date when he happened across a rattlesnake. To "impress" his gal, he picked the snake up. "The snake was mature," said a rescue worker. "It had 10 rattles," which he knew because "the victim had time to
Chuck Swindoll said, The world system is committed to at least four major objectives, which I can summarize in four words: fortune, fame, power, pleasure. First and foremost: Fortune, money. The world system is driven by money; it feeds on materialism. Second: Fame. That is another word for
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 28, 2002
On a vacation to Australia, a Texas farmer meets an Aussie farmer and starts talking to him about his farm.
The Aussie takes him to see his big wheat field, but the Texan wasn’t impressed.
"We have wheat fields that are twice as large as this one," he told the Aussie.
The Aussie farmer
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 14, 2002
Will Rogers was known for his laughter, but he also knew how to weep. One day he was entertaining at the Milton H. Berry Institute in Los Angeles, a hospital that specialized in rehabilitating polio victims and people with broken backs and other extreme physical handicaps. Of course,
Contributed by Chad Prather on Sep 28, 2002
Andrew Murray: The truth is this - pride must die in you or nothing
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 15, 2002
D. Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy’s Hamburgers, “I got my MBA long before my GED. I even have a photograph of me in my MBA graduation outfit; a snazzy kneelength work apron. I guarantee you that I’m the only founder among America’s big companies whose picture in the corporate annual report shows
Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Oct 26, 2002
The lady must have been desperate. She decided to write a letter to Dear Abby. Her letter reads: Dear Abby, I am 44 and would like to meet a man my age with no bad habits. She signed her name, “Rose.” Abby replies: “Dear Rose: So would I.” There’s more truth to Abby’s answer than her typical
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Oct 27, 2002
A Proud young man walked into a room looking for his friend. He passed two blond young women near the door who looked him over then looked at each other and said and the same time ‘NINE’. The prideful young man puffed out his chest and drew a big smile on his face then walked over to his waiting
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Oct 31, 2002
A pastor was given an award for humility. A week later, the congregation took the award back because
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Oct 31, 2002
Did you hear about the Pastor has a great message on humility…but was waiting for a bigger
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 3, 2002
Walter Cronkite, the famous newscaster tells the following story. He was sailing down the Mystic River in Connecticut, going through shallow water, when a boat filled with young people sped past him, shouting and waving their arms. Cronkite waved back a cheery greeting. His wife
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Nov 5, 2002
There is a story of a Persian king who was elevated from a poverty-stricken home to the glory of a royal throne. When he became king he sent his servants to the old shack where he was reared, with orders to gather every relic of those days. They brought fragments of his home many broken toys, and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 17, 2002
In a sense, gratitude is an expression of modesty. In Hebrew, the word for gratitude - hoda’ah - is the same as the word for confession. To offer thanks is to confess dependence, to acknowledgment that others have the power to benefit you, to admit that your life is better
Contributed by Martin Scarce on Nov 25, 2002
How Much Knowledge
A young university graduate crossed a large river on a barge. An elderly, worn, gentleman was driving the barge. The university student asked the old man three questions: 1) “Do you know anything about physics?” “Nope”, replied the old man.
“Then 1/3 of your life has been
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
English evangelist George Whitefield (1714-1770) learned that it was more important to please God than to please men. Knowing that he was doing what was honoring to the Lord kept him from discouragement when he was falsely accused by his enemies. At one point in his ministry, Whitefield received a