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  • Here's An Interesting Thing: What Often ...

    Contributed by Anne Benefield on Mar 4, 2009

    Here’s an interesting thing: What often irritates us in someone else is what we do ourselves. You know that I am very close to my younger sister Jean, who is also a pastor. Years ago, I noticed that when we were on the phone, she would sometimes “checkout” of the conversation. I would know ...read more

  • Phil Vischer's Fresh ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009

    PHIL VISCHER’S FRESH START Phil Vischer is the creator of Veggie Tales. He is the voice of Bob the Tomato and other various characters. In 2004, Phil was one of the guest speakers at my minister’s convention that I attend each year. Phil told about his dream coming to an end. He told about Big ...read more

  • A Few Weeks Ago My Parents Came Down To Visit For ...

    Contributed by Tyler Edwards on May 11, 2009

    A few weeks ago my parents came down to visit for Easter and I got to relieve another childhood memory. My parents stayed at a hotel on Saturday night. Sunday after church we ate lunch and were hanging out before they had to start the journey back home. All of a sudden my mom panicked. She had ...read more

  • Jim Lopardo Tells This ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009

    Jim Lopardo tells this story: I was a percussion major when I was in college, and during a rehearsal of the student orchestra, my section kept making mistakes. "When you’re too dumb to play anything," the professor conducting us sneered, "they give you a couple of sticks, put you in the back ...read more

  • A New Young Pastor Was Calling On The Elderly In ...

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Sep 17, 2009

    A new young pastor was calling on the elderly in his congregation who could no longer go to church. He went to visit Aunt Sally, who was quite old and in a nursing home. He was somewhat nervous and kept eating peanuts from a bowl beside her bed. When he got up to leave, he noticed he had eaten ...read more

  • New Your City Mayor Admits Mistake And Silences ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 1, 2009

    New York City Mayor Admits Mistake and Silences Reporters Back in 1980 New York City Mayor Ed Koch appeared on a local news program in the middle of the city’s financial crisis. Koch had spent over a quarter of a million dollars to put up bike lanes in Manhattan, and they turned out to be a ...read more

  • Mistakes And The Certainty Of Son Of ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 27, 2009

    Mistakes and the Certainty of Son of Man The late great English theologian and divine, Frederick William Robertson (1816 - 1853), once said, "Life, like war, is a series of mistakes, and he [or, she] is not the best Christian nor the best general who makes the fewest mistakes. Poor mediocrity may ...read more

  • In Youngstown Ohio One Of The Individuals That ...

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 8, 2009

    In Youngstown Ohio one of the individuals that was a part of a group I drank coffee with was a young volunteer firefighter and newly trained EMT. One day working a part time shift for an ambulance company in Boardman, OH, John was a part of a response team called to a house where a live alone ...read more

  • A Young Customs Official Noticed A Woman Crossed ...

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Dec 15, 2009

    A young customs official noticed a woman crossed the border every day riding a motorcycle with a wooden box strapped on the back. He suspected she was smuggling something; but, each time he searched the box there was nothing but sand. Later, a more ...read more

  • Years Ago I Was Working Two Jobs Trying To Get ...

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 18, 2009

    Years ago I was working two jobs trying to get into professional golf. One of those was a courier job where you had to use your own vehicle. I had a very reliable Honda civic hatchback, great for driving in the city, a fair bit of space in the back with the seat folded down. It was the best car I ...read more

  • Astronomer Sir Percival Lowell Deceived By Eye ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010

    Astronomer Sir Percival Lowell Deceived by Eye Condition At the turn of the century the world’s most distinguished astronomer was Sir Percival Lowell. He was esteemed for his study of the solar system and had a particular fascination with Mars. He was certain that he had determined that there were ...read more

  • Mr. Galey Said His Brother Borrowed A Miter Box ...

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 23, 2010

    Mr. Galey said his brother borrowed a miter box from him on one occasion to make a picture frame. A miter is a sloping surface instead of a straight one. In the case of a picture frame, the miter joint would be at a 45 degree angle on each piece of wood. A miter box is a u-shaped object so ...read more

  • Mr. George Kirk Was Another Wonderful Man In That ...

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 23, 2010

    Mr. George Kirk was another wonderful man in that same church. He told me that a four-ply tire is made by pulling fabric first from one source, then from a second. The second has fabric whose cords criss-cross the first ply. Then the process is repeated for a four-ply tire. Sometimes a new man ...read more

  • Did You Hear About The Israeli Woman That Wanted ...

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jun 23, 2010

    Did you hear about the Israeli woman that wanted to do something very nice for her mother? She bought her mother a brand new mattress and threw out the old one. The problem was her mother had hidden her entire life savings in the old mattress. It was approximately $1million! When the daughter ...read more

  • Post-It Notes—success From Failure  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 27, 2010
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    Post-it® Notes--Success from Failure Everyone knows what Post-it® Notes are. They're those great little self-stick notepapers. Most people have Post-it® Notes. Most people use them. Most people love them. But Post-it® Notes were not a planned product. No one got the idea and then stayed up ...read more

  • Leon Lett: A Legacy Of Failure

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2010

    LEON LETT: A LEGACY OF FAILURE Leon Lett. Nice name. It has a bit of a ring to it. However, unless you are a true NFL football fan, it’s probably not a name that rings a bell for you. So let me fill you in on Leon. Leon played in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys from 1991 to 2000 and the ...read more

  • Heroic Failure

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 14, 2010

    HEROIC FAILURE The Book of Heroic Failures, was written by Stephen Pile in 1979. It is a book written in celebration of human inadequacy in all its forms. My favourite story took part in 1978. During the fireman’s strike in England, the British army took over emergency fire-fighting and drove ...read more

  • A Man Opened A New Business And His Best Friend ...

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 18, 2010

    A man opened a new business and his best friend sent him a floral arrangement. When the friend popped in to see him a few days later, he was shocked to see that the shop had sent a card saying; "Rest in peace." When he called the florist to complain, the florist said; “It could be worse. ...read more

  • Shakespeare's Mistake

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 18, 2010

    SHAKESPEARE'S MISTAKE In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Act II, Scene II, Caesar asks Brutus, "What is't o'clock?" Brutus replies, "Caesar, 'its strucken eight." The great Bard had forgotten that mechanical clocks were not invented until 14 centuries ...read more

  • Mistakes

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 23, 2010

    MISTAKES One wit has written: * "A dentist's mistake is pulled out, * A lawyer's mistake is imprisoned. * A teacher's mistake is failed, * A printer's mistake is corrected. * A pharmacist's mistake is buried. * A ...read more