Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Dec 24, 2009
Think about a mother who just gave birth to her firstborn. Suppose that as she held her baby in her arms, someone came up to her and said, “How much do you want for the child?” Not only would the mother show no interest, but she would be offended at the thought that this precious child could be
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 1, 2010
"You Have To Love Him Into It"--A Stock Assistant Learns a Big Lesson
A stock assistant was working at a grocery store on Christmas Eve. One of the things he was responsible for was the display in one of the aisles which was a pyramid of canned products. He had to rebuild this display many times
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Feb 22, 2010
I'm now just another number in the system of "New Start". I made a phone call for Unemployment Benefits yesterday, while I am looking for a ministry opportunity. It took me a long time to get through and I was asked by a computer a series of questions before speaking personally to someone. Then the
Contributed by John Herrmann on Mar 25, 2011
EVER BEEN BOTHERED BY PEOPLE?
Sometimes church and worship can keep us from the living water people need and that we need. People can actually hide behind church, the machinery of church and worship.
Recently I attended a Wednesday Lenten service with my wife in my former church. A stranger
Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Nov 6, 2011
SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS
He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a little boy.
"Can I have a puppy?"
"Sure," said the
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 9, 2001
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.. ...I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the
Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
God’s design is for a man and woman to enter into a permanent, intimate relationship with one another. A relationship like Eddie and Mary enjoy. Let me read you a letter that Eddie wrote to Ann Landers:
Dear Ann Landers:
On Aug. 14, 1945, the war ended in the South Pacific. That was
Contributed by John Walls on Jan 31, 2001
A young man wrote this to his girlfriend. “Sweetheart, if this world was as hot as the Sahara desert, I would crawl on my knees through the burning sand to come to you. If the world would be like the Atlantic Ocean, I would swim through shark infested waters to come to you. I would fight
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 26, 2001
Do you remember the story about Tony Toto, of Allentown, PA.? He operated a pizza parlor there. Tony Toto survived at least 5 attempts on his life, all arranged for or carried out by his dear wife, Frances, & her lover.
Twice she arranged for assailants to beat him over the head with
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Mar 13, 2001
Dr. John Trent tells the story of a couple in West Texas. The wife, Betty, was very athletic, & had been a cheerleader & very popular in high school. Now she is 55 & has come to Dr. Trent for medical help. She hurts a lot & her joints are beginning to swell.
After examining her, he tells her
Contributed by John Beehler on Mar 20, 2001
Lost and Found ad - Lost dog, brown fur, some missing due to mange,
blind in one eye, three legs,
Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 9, 2001
Erma Bombeck writes;
For the first 4 or 5 years after I had children, I considered motherhood a temporary condition -- not a calling. It was a time of my life set aside for exhaustion and long hours. It would pass. Then one afternoon, with 3 kids in tow, I came out of a supermarket pushing a
Contributed by James May on Apr 19, 2001
One of the all-time greats in baseball was Babe Ruth. His bat had the power of a cannon, and his record of 714 home runs remained unbroken until Hank Aaron came along. The Babe was the idol of sports fans, but in time age took its toll, and his popularity began to wane. Finally the Yankees traded
Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Feb 10, 2001
"Dearest Jimmy, No words could ever express the great unhappiness I’ve felt since breaking our engagement. Please say you’ll take me back. No one could ever take your place in my heart, so please forgive me. I love you, I love you, I love
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 13, 2001
It is said that Claude, a Christian man, was unjustly imprisoned in the Bastille (a French prison). At the same time another man was imprisoned who was so brutal and ferocious that no one dared approach him. The jailer, recognizing Claude’s Christian character, begged him to undertake to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 4, 2001
Michelangelo was browsing about in a marble shop one day. His attention was drawn to one particular piece. He walked around and around it, pondering its beauty. After a time, he told the shopkeeper that he wished to purchase it. The shopkeeper, evidently an honest soul, agreed that though it was
I heard of a couple who, as they were paying for groceries in the check-out line, were discussing their soon to be 50th wedding anniversary, when the young cashier interjected by saying, "I can’t imagine being married to same man for 5o years!"
The wife wisely replied,
Contributed by Ian Biss on Jan 29, 2002
Greg Louganis recorded an unprecedented double/double in Olympic diving when he won gold medals in the men’s 3-meter springboard and platform competition in both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. Few will ever forget how he fought back in 1988. In the springboard event he missed one dive and hit the
Contributed by James Dunn on Jan 29, 2002
William Gladstone, in announcing the death of Princess Alice to the House of Commons, told a touching story. The little daughter of the Princess was seriously ill with diphtheria. The doctors told the princess not to kiss her little daughter and endanger her life by breathing the child’s breath.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2002
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.