Contributed by Kyle Gray on May 18, 2009
Benjamin Franklin: He that is good at making excuses is
Contributed by Tim White on Jun 19, 2009
Where our Captain bids us go,
’Tis not ours to murmur no; He that gives the sword and shield
Chooses too the battlefield
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
RUNNING THE OTHER WAY
Bob Vernon, a 37 year veteran with the Los Angeles Police Department talked about this in his book: L.A. Justice, "Our department tried to demonstrate to rookie officers the value of their bullet-proof vests by placing them on mannequins and then shooting round after round
Contributed by Sean Harder on Jul 8, 2009
Let me read from a devotional that I received by Os Hillman:
When we first begin our spiritual journey we often make decisions from convenience. Often, we decide what the outcome is that we want and then make decisions based on the perceived outcome. If it is a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
"WE ARE HERE"
On the Fourth of July 1917, an American Army officer, Charles Stanton, stood in for General Pershing at a ceremony in Paris. The occasion, as the date suggests, was America’s Independence celebration, the Fourth of July. But it was not in America; it was in Paris, 1917, in a city
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 17, 2009
Elisabeth Elliot, at Urbana 76, told of her brother Thomas Howard. Their mother let him play with paper bags she’d saved if he put them away afterwards.
One day she walked into the kitchen to find them strewn all over the floor. Tom was out at the piano with his father singing hymns. When
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Sep 14, 2009
As a family we recently made use of a disposable barbeque. We’ve owned proper barbeques in the past but we haven’t had one for a few years so when my wife suggested a few weeks ago that I should barbeque some burgers in the garden I remembered that we had a few disposable barbeques in the garage.
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Oct 5, 2009
LITTLE THINGS - BIG BLESSINGS
When we lived in Houston, Texas, our oldest Spencer was born. Spencer was placed in one of the vast Texas-sized nurseries at this hospital. There in that nursery, I met a group of volunteers who were all from a nearby church. The job of these volunteers in the
As the parents of three young children, my wife and I often took advantage of many helps in order to be good nurturers. However, sometimes even our best efforts resulted in the unexpected.
With hopes of teaching our oldest son the necessity of depending upon God, we began reading to him from the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
J. Wilbur Chapman Meets General Booth of Salvation Army
A willingness to obey is the first step toward spiritual understanding John 7:17 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
When J. Wilbur Chapman was in London, he had an opportunity to meet General
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 2, 2009
Boy Survives in Wilderness by Obeying Father’s Instructions
More than ninety people conducted an ALL-NIGHT SEARCH for an eight-year-old boy named Dominic. While on a skiing trip with his father, this little boy apparently had ridden a new lift and skied off the run without realizing it. They hoped
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 27, 2009
BE FOUND DOING YOUR DUTY
"Keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come"(Matt 24:42).
A man named Col Davenport was speaker of the Connecticut house of representatives in the late 1700s. On May 19, 1780, the sky of Hartford darkened ominously, and some of the
Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 8, 2009
In the movie Yes Man. Carl Allen is at a standstill. No future... Until the day he enrolls into a personal development program based on a very simple idea: say yes to everything! But
POEM ON RISK
This is a poem on risk from a classroom wall:
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out for another is to risk involvement
To expose feelings is to risk exposing, your true self
To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
According to psychologist William Damon, respect for the parent who exercises proper authority leads to respect for legitimate social institutions and to respect for law. In his book The Moral Child, Damon writes, “The child’s respect for parental authority sets the direction for civilized
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jan 31, 2010
There was a tyrannical husband who demanded that his wife conform to rigid standards of his own choosing. She was to do certain things for him as wife, mother, and homemaker. In time she came to hate him as much as she hated his list of rules. He died and in time she came to love another man whom
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Feb 16, 2010
. 14 years ago Florida State’s sports information department had big news for Clay Shiver last year: Playboy magazine had selected him for its preseason All-America football team. But quicker than he snaps the ball, the 6-foot2, 280-pound center said, “No thanks.” he went on to say, “My mind was
Contributed by Sean Harder on Feb 17, 2010
MY WAY OR THE WRONG WAY
How many of you remember the game show that used to be on TV called "Let's Make A Deal"? I believe it was Monty Hall who would tempt people with what was behind different doors, or he would show them a wad of cash and say you can have the cash or choose what's behind door
Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
One of them men that served as a role model for me in my early adult life was Dr. David McKenna, fourth president of Asbury Seminary. Dr. McKenna is a man of deep faith and wrote many wonderful books about leadership and service.
One of the stories that I remember from his chapel remarks had to
Contributed by Bobby Mcdaniel on Feb 27, 2010
British sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein was once visited in his studio by the eminent author and fellow Briton, George Bernard Shaw. The visitor noticed a huge block of stone standing in one corner and asked what it was for.
"I don't know yet. I'm still making plans."
Shaw was astounded. "You mean