Contributed by Mark Beaird on Nov 2, 2000
SUCKED IN, WASHED UP, AND BLOWN OVER
Chippie the parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, and blown over.
The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean Chippie’s cage with a vacuum cleaner. She removed the
Contributed by Howard Flynn on May 17, 2001
There are advantages to being able to see. For example, when I was a seminary student, I went to apply for a driver license. The clerk at the Department of Motor Vehicles asked me to read a line on the eye chart. I responded by reading a series of what I thought the correct letters were. To this,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 17, 2001
Sometimes when I’m talking to teens, I draw an analogy between the bonding capacity of the body and adhesive tape. Adhesive tape is not made for repetitive use. The strongest bond adhesive tape is capable of making is formed with the first surface to which it is applied. You can remove the tape and
Contributed by Darren Ethier on Apr 9, 2002
NOT THE GIFT, BUT THE GIVER
A man told a story about the time his son’s sixth birthday was approaching. He had mentioned he wouldn’t mind a party, and as his son usually was very specific about the kind of presents he liked. The dad asked him what he could get him. Bill expected a well-planned
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 9, 2002
THE GOLDEN RULE OF FAMILY
One of Grimm’s fairy tales tells of an old man who lived with his son, the son’s wife, and the young couple’s four-year-old boy. The old man’s eyes blinked, and his hands shook. When he ate, the silverware rattled against the plate, and he often missed his mouth.
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jul 14, 2002
Annie Dillard, in her book The Writing Life, tells of an experiment that was done with butterflies. The experiment involved placing a male butterfly with a female butterfly of his own species. Then they placed a painted cardboard butterfly alongside them. The cardboard butterfly was bigger than
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 7, 2002
STONE AND SAND
A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED
Just this week I read of the story of a Danish noblewoman, namely Baroness Blixen whose character was made known in the movie Out Of Africa. She lived in Kenya as the owner of a large Coffee plantation. There was a tribe known as the Kikuyu tribe that Blixen had grown to love. Some of the Kikuyu
A woman took her husband to the doctor’s office.
After his checkup, the doctor said, "Your husband is suffering from a very serious infection."
The husband, who was hard of hearing said, "What did he say?"
His wife said, "He says your sick".
The doctor went on. "But there is hope.
Contributed by Mike Leiter on Jan 15, 2003
A woman and a man are involved in a car accident.
It’s a bad one. Both of their cars are demolished but
amazingly neither of them is hurt. After they crawl out of their cars, the woman says, "So, you’re a man... That’s interesting. I’m a woman. Wow, just look at our cars! There’s nothing left,
Contributed by Steve Malone on Jul 10, 2003
Erma Bombeck – wrote something called rules…
1) Never have more children than you have car windows.
2) Never loan your car to someone to whom you have given birth.
3) Pick your friends carefully. A "friend" never goes on a diet when you are fat or tells you how lucky you are to have a husband
Contributed by Jason Cole on Mar 7, 2004
A man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer when all of a sudden he said aloud, "Lord grant me one wish". The sky clouded and a booming voice said, "Because you have tried to be faithful I will grant you one wish." The man said, "Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over anytime I
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST POIGNANT SNAPSHOTS OF THE VIETNAM WAR: A LITTLE GIRL RUNNING NAKED DOWN THE STREET, HER EYES WIDE WITH TERROR, SCREAMING IN PAIN.
B. AT THE TIME, CHUCK COLSON WAS PRESIDENT NIXON’S ASSISTANT IN THE WHITE HOUSE, DEALING WITH DECISIONS INVOLVING THE VIETNAM WAR, AND IN HIS
Contributed by Dennis Cummins on May 8, 2008
Five frogs were sitting on a log. Two decided to jump off the log. How many are left? Five, just because we decided to do
Contributed by David Ward on Jan 23, 2006
C.S. Lewis: “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2006
Charles Francis Adams, 19th century political figure and diplomat, kept a diary. One day he entered: "Went fishing with my son today--a day wasted." His son, Brook Adams, also kept a diary, which is still in existence. On that same day, Brook Adams made this entry: "Went fishing with my father--the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 24, 2006
Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, "Why is the bride dressed in white?" ?
"Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life."
The child thought about this
-John Piper wrote a paper--written years ago (1995)--on how Christian leaders should avoid sexual sin. Piper lists ten potential pitfalls and proposes ten protections against them:
• PITFALL: Falling in love with the present world.
PROTECTION: Think long and hard about the deadly poison of
Contributed by Kent Wise on Mar 25, 2007
Father John Powell, professor at Loyola University in Chicago, writes about a student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy:
Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our first session in the Theology of Faith.