Contributed by Tim Gibson on Nov 23, 2000
Some time ago I was reading about the 18th century German sculptor Johann Heinrich von Dannecker. His skills were impressive. He could bring stone to life with his tools. At the height of his powers, he wanted to do something special with his gifts -- he wanted to shape a statue of Christ that
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 27, 2000
I read an amusing story about the first Duke of Wellington. An inventor was trying to interest him in a bulletproof waistcoat he had made. It was absolutely marvellous and could save the great man’s life if somebody tried to assassinate him. The Iron Duke asked the man to put it on, and he
Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 23, 2001
One of my favorite comedies is "Groundhog Day", a make-believe story about
a weather man, Phil Conners who has a bad attitude, even worse manners, and a razor tongue. He was was reporting on Groundhog Day from a small town he cared little about. The fuss the folks were paying to a groudhog he
Contributed by Mark Hodges on Jun 16, 2001
The name Stradivarius is synonymous with fine violins. This is true because Antonius Stradivarius insisted that no instrument constructed in his shop be sold until it was as near perfection as human care and skill could make it. Stradivarius said, "God needs violins to send His music into the
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Jun 28, 2001
The importance of really living the Christian life is illustrated in the life of the famous author Mark Twain. Church leaders were largely to blame for his becoming hostile to the Bible and the Christian faith. As he grew up, he knew elders and deacons who owned slaves and abused them. He heard men
A few years ago, a major Multinational company was looking for a new Marketing Director.
After much advertising and many application, three candidates entered the final selection process.
A mathematician, a statistician and a solicitor.
The first to be invited in for the final interview
Contributed by Terry Dashner on Dec 22, 2001
The USS Astoria (C-34) was the first U.S. cruiser to engage the Japanese during the Battle of Savo Island, a night action fought 8-9 August 1942. Although she scored two hits on the Imperial flagship Chokai, the Astoria was badly damaged and sank shortly after noon, 9 August.
About 0200 hours a
Contributed by Andrew Chan on May 16, 2002
In a recent report by Linda Duxbury of Carleton University’s School Of Business. Ottawa, and Chris Higgins of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, London, entitled “Work-Life Balance in the New Millennium: Where are We? Where Do we need to Go?,” the authors
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2003
*Late For Work*
For thirty years, Johnson had arrived at work at 9 A.M. on the dot. He had never missed a day and was never late.
Consequently, when on one particular day 9 A.M. passed without Johnson’s arrival, it caused a sensation. All work ceased and the boss himself, looking at his
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jun 23, 2003
Sales motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, in his book, Over the Top, points something out that I had never considered before reading it.
He says that we work our hardest just before a vacation. We try super hard to get everything done so we can relax when we get on vacation.
Ziglar says that if
. The New Republic in its January 27 issue reported that the number of products in a typical supermarket in 92 was some 30,000. In 1976 it was 9,000. Likewise in 1992’s produce section there was 285 products while in 1975 only 65. My how our choices have multiplied? When I was 10 years old
Contributed by Richard Tow on Dec 8, 2003
Here are a few things said about lazy people:
“He always does an honest day’s work—of course, it usually takes him a week to do it.”
“He’s so lazy they named a shoe after him—the loafer.”
“He’s so lazy, if he woke up with nothing to do today, he’d go to bed with it only half done.”
Contributed by Richard Tow on Dec 8, 2003
Thomas Edison said, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 12, 2004
LONDON (Reuters) - A leading British brain surgeon has been suspended from work following a dispute over a bowl of soup.
Dr Terence Hope was sent home from the Queen’s Medical Center in Nottingham, where newspapers say there is a 39-day waiting list for brain operations, after being accused
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jul 19, 2004
George Moore tells the true story of Irish peasants in the depression era that were hired by a wealthy benefactor to build some roads. When they started the job the men worked well, they sang their Irish songs and put their total energies into the job. They were so glad to be back to work again.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2004
“Who’s Job is it?”
This is a story about four people
EVERYBODY, SOMEBODY, ANYBODY, and NOBODY.
There was an important job to be done and
EVERYBODY thought SOMEBODY would do it.
ANYBODY could have done it, but NOBODY did it.
SOMEBODY got angry about this because it was EVERYBODY’S
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Sep 4, 2004
Three boys were boasting about their dads and one boy said, "My dad is so fast, he can shoot an arrow and get to the target before the arrow hits it." The second boy said, "My dad is so fast that he can shoot a rifle at a deer and get to the animal before it falls." The third boy said, "My Dad’s
The verdict is in on Martha Stewart. She has a net worth in the billions, but she risked everything to save $60,000 in stock value. And now she faces prison time for something that must have seemed like a small infraction to her. Like her, we may think that small departures from
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Sep 18, 2004
Marvin Gregory tells the story of a junk dealer who became a millionaire even though he only had an 8th grade education. Somebody asked him how he was able to make a million dollars and in spite of his lack of formal training. He said, "Well, it ain’t hard. I just bought junk for $1 and sold it for
A young salesman walked up to the receptionist and asked to see the company’s sales manager. Ushered into the office, he said, "I don’t suppose you want to buy any life insurance, do you?" "No," replied the sales manager curtly. "I didn’t think so," said the salesman dejectedly, getting up to