Contributed by Rick Stacy on Dec 23, 2002
DEFINING MOMENTS OF FAITH
Several years ago Jeff Strueker was a US Army Ranger posted in Mogadishu, Somalia. Today he is a master of divinity student at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
For him Oct 3-4, 1993 were the defining moments of his life. He was one of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2008
Americans Are Sleeping Less than they did 20 years ago, and about 50 to 70 million people nationwide suffer from chronic sleep loss and sleep disorders, reports the CDC. 10% of adults report not getting enough rest or sleep in any of the previous 30 days. Only 29.6% say they got enough rest or
Contributed by Tony Abram on Aug 22, 2008
Christian One Liners
Don't let your worries get the
best of you; remember, Moses started
out as a basket case.
Some people are kind, polite, and
sweet-spirited, until you try to sit in their pews.
Many folks want to serve
Quote: “Martin Luther, speaking on the Sabbath, said, ‘The spiritual rest which God especially intends in this commandment is that we not only cease from our labor and trade but much more-that we let God alone work in us and that in all our
Quote: Eugene Peterson describes, “Sabbath as that uncluttered time and space in which we can distance ourselves from our own activities enough to see what God is doing”
TAKING PIT-STOPS IN LIFE
The Formula One motor racing is the fastest sport in the world. Central to the strategy of winning a Formula One race is the pit-stop. No driver, no matter how fast they drive, can win a race without taking a pit-stop.
In pit-stop the drivers take refreshment,
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 9, 2012
WE NEED TO SLOW DOWN
A study by the US National Commission on Sleep Disorders blamed half of all traffic accidents on tiredness. Put that together with our penchant for speeding, and the result is carnage on the roads. Annual traffic fatalities now stand at 1.3 million worldwide, more than
Contributed by Gaylon Clark on Nov 14, 2012
The Exxon Valdez is an oil tanker that was on its way to Long Beach, California. Instead, it crashed into a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. The crash resulted in the second largest oil spill in US History. Between 25-32 million gallons of oil spilled into the Ocean. Over 250,000 members of
Contributed by Tim Smith on May 11, 2014
James Bryan Smith writes, "The number one enemy of spiritual formation today is exhaustion. We are living beyond our means ... physically. And as a result, one of the primary activities of human life is being neglected: sleep."
In the 1850's, the average American slept 9.5 hours. By 1950, that
One writer puts it well when he says, “Sabbath is taking a day a week to remind myself that I did not make the world and that it will continue to exist without my efforts. Sabbath is a day when my work is done, even if it isn’t. Sabbath is a day when my job is to enjoy. Period. Sabbath is a