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How to Catch a Monkey
Shared By: Doug Sanders on Jan 2, 2001
Summary: HOW TO CATCH A MONKEY Native hunters in the jungles of Africa have a clever way of trapping monkeys. They slice a coconut in two, hollow it out, and in one half of the shell cut a hole just big enough for a monkey’s hand to pass through. Then ...
Category: Humor
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Wisdom Is The God-given Ability To Perceive The ...
Shared By: ERIC OLSON on Nov 12, 2002
Summary: “Wisdom is the God-given ability to perceive the true nature of a matter and implement the will of God in that matter” (Larry Lea, Wisdom pg.14)
Category: Quotes
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Small Storeowner Was Being Pressured To Sell ...
Shared By: Paul Decker on Nov 19, 2002
Summary: A small storeowner was being pressured to sell his store to the owners of a large department store who had bought every building on the block, except his. Frustrated by the man’s refusal to sell, they eventually opened their huge store on either s...
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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How Much Knowledge
Shared By: Martin Scarce on Nov 25, 2002
Summary: How Much Knowledge A young university graduate crossed a large river on a barge. An elderly, worn, gentleman was driving the barge. The university student asked the old man three questions: 1) “Do you know anything about physics?” “Nope”, replied...
Category: Stories
based on 18 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Wisdom Is The Reward You Get For A Lifetime Of ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Jun 5, 2001
Summary: Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would have preferred to talk. Doug Larson.
Category: Quotes
based on 1 rating
Scripture: none
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A Study Was Recently Completed On Corporate ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
Summary: A study was recently completed on corporate managers. In it they were asked if they voiced positions that 1. focused on the good of the company, rather than personal benefit and 2. jeopardized their own careers. Emerging from this study were the fou...
Category: Stories
Scripture: none
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Wisdom Is The Power To See And The Inclination To ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
Summary: Wisdom is the power to see and the inclination to choose the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it. J.I. Packer, Knowing God, p. 80.
Category: Quotes
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Wisdom of Babes
Shared By: Rick Stacy on Dec 16, 2002
Summary: THE WISDOM OF BABES Have you ever heard the phrase, “Out of the mouth of babes?” Certainly you have. It comes from the simple truth that sometimes it takes a child to reveal lasting wisdom. It seems foolish but it isn’t! For example: · P...
Category: Humor
based on 106 ratings
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God Is With Me...I'll Do What I Want
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: GOD IS WITH ME...I'LL DO WHAT I WANT Maxwell Perkins, the famous book editor, once wrote, "One of my deepest convictions is that the terrible harms that are done in this world are not done by deliberately evil people, who are not numerous and are...
Category: Quotes
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If We Want God To Guide Us, Our Attitude Needs To ...
Shared By: Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: If we want God to guide us, our attitude needs to be right. Here are some guidelines as to how we can play our part in arriving at right decisions. First, we must be willing to think. It is false piety, super-supernaturalism of an unhealthy perni...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: none
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Sir Isaac Newton, After His Sublime Discoveries ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Dec 23, 2002
Summary: Sir Isaac Newton, after his sublime discoveries in science, said, "I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem only like a boy playing upon the seashore and diverting myself by now and then finding a pebble, or a prettier she...
Category: Quotes
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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I Was Taking A Shower When My 2-year-old Son Came ...
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jan 12, 2003
Summary: I was taking a shower when my 2-year-old son came into the bathroom and wrapped himself in toilet paper. Although he made a mess, he looked adorable, so I ran for my camera and took a few shots. They came out so well that I had copies made and...
Category: Humor
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: none
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In His Autobiography, Mahatma Gandhi Wrote That ...
Shared By: Tom Jamieson on Jan 16, 2003
Summary: In his autobiography, Mahatma Gandhi wrote that during his student days he read the Gospels seriously and considered converting to Christianity. He believed that in the teachings of Jesus he could find the solution to the caste system that was divi...
Category: Stories
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: James 2:1-13
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More Incorrect
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Jan 20, 2003
Summary: *More Incorrect* Two young engineers applied for a single position at a computer company. They both had the same qualifications. In order to determine which individual to hire, the applicants were asked to take a test by the department manag...
Category: Humor
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Real Education
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Apr 2, 2003
Summary: A REAL EDUCATION According to a news report, a certain private school in Victoria recently was faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after...
Category: Humor
based on 154 ratings
Scripture: none
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Strike First, Strike Fast, Strike Hard
Shared By: Jeffrey Kellum on May 8, 2003
Summary: strike first, strike fast, strike hard - Illustration: For years many Karate schools taught this philosophy. In competition these opponents are the easiest to read. They become proficient at initiating a number of specific combinations that lead...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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My Grandmother Turns 78 Years Old This Year And ...
Shared By: Jim Dillinger on Jun 5, 2003
Summary: My grandmother turns 78 years old this year and guess what she is doing for the next 3 months? She is teaching the 2 year olds with another lady! Yes, her children are out of the class, in fact so are her grandchildren and even great grandchildren...
Category: Stories
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Han Xin Was A Military Strategist Who Rendered ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jun 18, 2003
Summary: Han Xin was a military strategist who rendered outstanding service towards the founding of the Han Dynasty (207 B.C. - A.D. 221). When he was young his family was poor and he was looked down upon. Once a young man humiliated him in front of a crowd ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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This May Be An Urban Myth, But It's Good ...
Shared By: Pat Cook on Jul 18, 2003
Summary: This may be an urban myth, but it’s good anyway... The US standard railroad gauge – that’s the distance between rails – is 4 feet, 8-1/2 inches. Why such an odd number? Because that’s the way they built them in England, and American railroads wer...
Category: Humor
based on 19 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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In 1971 Jane Fonda And Donald Sutherland Starred ...
Shared By: Clark Tanner on Nov 8, 2003
Summary: In 1971 Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland starred together in a movie named “Klute”. It was about a small town detective who had come to the big city in search of a killer, who coincidentally was stalking Jane Fonda’s character. At one point in th...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Orthodox
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Four-Eyed Living
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Apr 17, 2004
Summary: Four-Eyed Living There is a minnow-like fish called Four Eyes, which makes home in Central and South America. What's unusual about him is his large, bulging eyes. They are so situated on his head that he can spend his time cruising along the wa...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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In A Recent Ncaa Cross-country Championship Held ...
Shared By: Kent Lenard on May 30, 2004
Summary: In a recent NCAA cross-country championship held in Riverside, California, 123 of the 128 runners missed a turn. One competitor, Mike Delcavo, stayed on the 10,000 meter course and began waving for fellow runners to follow him. Delcavo was able to c...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Have You Ever Heard Of The Expression, "your Name ...
Shared By: Bruce Howell on Aug 24, 2004
Summary: Have you ever heard of the expression, “Your name will be mud?” Do you know where it originated? Samuel Alexander Mudd was the doctor who set John Wilkes Booth’s leg after Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theater in 1865. Mudd claimed...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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You Often Hear, "there Are 2 Kinds Of People In ...
Shared By: Gene Gregory on Nov 8, 2004
Summary: You often hear, “There are 2 kinds of people in the world. Those who see the glass ½ full and those who see the glass ½ empty.” I believe there is another. The discourager who complains that it isn’t bottled water. You know the ones. The people...
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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J.i. Packer Once Said, "wisdom Is, In Fact, The ...
Shared By: Michael TKACHUK on Dec 17, 2004
Summary: J.I. Packer once said, “Wisdom is, in fact, the practical side of moral goodness.” [J.I. Packer, Knowing God (Downers Grove, IL Intervarsity, 1973), 80.]
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Catholic
Scripture: none
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I Remember When I Saw A Program Showing How They ...
Shared By: Rodney Buchanan on Feb 20, 2005
Summary: I remember when I saw a program showing how they used to film Gunsmoke, one of my favorite TV shows as a kid. I learned that Dodge City was really just a place in the middle of nowhere not even close to the real one. There was no Longbranch Saloo...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
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Two Wise Old Goats
Shared By: David Parks on Feb 24, 2005
Summary: TWO WISE OLD GOATS The story is told of two goats that met each other on a narrow ledge just wide enough for one goat to pass. The two goats faced each other and wondered, What shall we do? They could not back up that would be too dangerous. They ...
Category: Stories
based on 14 ratings
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Buy Me Out
Shared By: Robert Garrett on May 29, 2005
Summary: “BUY ME OUT” A very successful businessman had a meeting with his new son-in-law. "I love my daughter, and now I welcome you into the family," he said. "To show you how much we care for you, I’m making you a 50-50 partner in my business. All y...
Category: Humor
based on 14 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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This Is The Most Sincere Adage: Sticks And ...
Shared By: Lisa DeLay on Aug 28, 2005
Summary: This is the most sincere adage: Sticks and stones may well break bones, but tactless words break human hearts and spirits. A cutting comment isn’t pulling a trigger at someone’s head; it is far more concealed and sinister. Do not be fooled it is sti...
Category: Quotes
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What We Leave Behind Is Not As Important As How ...
Shared By: Clark Tanner on Sep 21, 2005
Summary: “What we leave behind is not as important as how we lived.” Capt. James T. Kirk to Capt. Jean Luc Picard, on “Star Trek – Generations” That declaration may be true to the degree that the phrase ‘what we leave behind’ r...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Orthodox
Scripture: none