Do you have humility like the man who wrote the best-selling books, "Humility and How I Attained It" and "The Ten Most Humble Men
Contributed by Dana Chau on May 13, 2002
WHAT MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
My mother taught me RELIGION: When I spilled grape juice on the carpet, she instructed, "You better pray the stain will come out of the carpet."
My mother taught me LOGIC: From her decisive words, "Because I said so, that’s why."
My mother taught me FORESIGHT:
Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!" He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Michael was
Contributed by Brien Sims on Jun 18, 2008
“Two pals are sitting in a pub watching the eleven-o’clock news. A report comes on about a man threatening to jump from the 20th floor of a downtown building. One friend turns to the other and says, "I’ll bet you ten bucks the guy doesn’t jump." "It’s a bet," agrees his buddy. A few minutes later,
In his book, Metamorpha, Kyle Strobel tells about a friend of his whose name is Cassie. Cassie was a first-year seminary student whose view of God had never been challenged. Suddenly, she found herself in a setting in which it seemed to her that her image of God was being dismantled. It was as
The first time I helped my dad prep a car for painting I got the glamorous job of wet sanding it by hand. I got done, went in the house and my dad said, "Are you done?"
I got my usual senior high ego in a twist and said, "Of course. It wasn’t that hard." After lunch, my dad went out to look at
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jan 19, 2009
The American Memorial Day weekend automobile race known as the Indianapolis 500 (a.k.a. Indy 500) attracts 400,000 spectators every year! It is probably the largest single sporting event that draws such a large crowd. The race requires many pit-stops – tire changes, fuel, oil, or repairs when
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 17, 2009
George Barna wrote The State of the Church in 2002. Barna conducted a survey of self-pronounced Christians and here’s what he found about their knowledge of the Bible. These are Christians.
• 48% could not name the four Gospels.
• 52% cannot identify more than two or three of Jesus’
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 2, 2009
Two young boys in a Catholic school had been continually misbehaving and were sent to the principal’s office on several occasions. The principal knew what they really needed was to have God in their lives, so she brought the first boy in and set him down. “I want to ask you a question. Where is
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Aug 10, 2009
MY MIND WAS ON THE EELS
Today in class we are going to be studying a book called Old Yella, a 1956 novel by Fred Gipson. OK my English teacher may have got my attention for that long, as long as it took to introduce the book. In fact I had to Google who wrote the book and when it was written,
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 20, 2009
There’s a story about a proud young man who came to Socrates asking for knowledge. He walked up to the muscular philosopher and said, “O great Socrates, I come to you for knowledge.” Socrates recognized a pompous numbskull when he saw one. He led the young man through the streets, to the sea, and
Contributed by Bradley Kellum on Sep 2, 2009
HOW DO PEOPLE LEARN?
89% of what we learn is visual.
10% of what we learn is auditory.
1% of what we learn comes from the other senses.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009
63 year-old Man Went to School His Whole Life but Never Worked
Richard DeHaan shares this illustration:
"I read about a man in New York City who died at the age of 63 without ever having had a job. He spent his entire adult life in college. He had acquired so many academic degrees that they
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jan 6, 2010
An anonymous friar, looking back on his life during his latter years, declared, ’If I had my life to live over again, I would try to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax, I’d limber up, and I’d be sillier than I’ve been on this trip. I’d take more trips. I’d be crazier:
I’d climb more
Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
People who are learning to speak English as a second language probably wonder what a phrase like ‘he risked life and limb’ really means. What does it mean? According the freedictionary.com it means, “to do something
Contributed by Kent Mishleau on Apr 5, 2010
I would like to share a short story with you about a young man who was to write a PhD dissertation about the Navajo Indians. He was from Indiana and had never met or seen one of these and so knew little to nothing about them. So it was decided that he would go to live with a family of the Navajo on
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 15, 2011
Matt Woodly, a father of four, talks about buying his children a swing set, about 15 years ago, as an early Christmas present. It was an extra long metal set with two swings, a two-seater swinging bench, a slide, monkey bars, and a series of hanging rings. He thought the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 14, 2011
JOHN PIPER'S READING PLAN
John Piper is a well-known Christian author and pastor. He tells about a plan that he says has changed his life.
Suppose you read about 250 words a minute, and you resolved to devote just 15 minutes a day to some serious theological reading to deepen your
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Oct 17, 2011
ASKING GOOD QUESTIONS
A friend once asked Isidor I. Rabi, a Nobel prize winner in science how he became a scientist. Rabi replied that every day after school his mother would talk to him about his school day. She wasn’t so much interested in what he had learned that day, but she always inquired,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 21, 2012
WHAT IS GREAT LEARNING?
Thomas Fuller was born in Africa about 1710. He was sold as a slave in Virginia in 1724. There is some disagreement about whether someone taught him to count to 100 or if he taught himself. He never had a day of formal education.
He taught himself to figure in his head