Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 1, 2012
THE WONDER OF THE HUMAN HEART
Consider the power of your heart. It averages beating about eighty times a minute and the average cardiac output is about six liters of blood every minute. The next time you are in Walmart, go to the aisle where all the two liter drinks are and consider that every
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 22, 2012
NEW MOMS: AN AMAZING DESIGN FEATURE
After a woman gives birth, when she is holding her baby, her core body temperature will raise by as much as 2 degrees in order to help keep the baby warm. Research has shown that even tiny premature babies can be kept warm with skin to skin contact with their
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 23, 2011
GOD KNOWS WHERE WE ARE
Ken Gaub wrote about an experience he had back in the 1990s:
"Do you believe that God not only loves you, but knows where you are and what you’re doing every minute of the day? I certainly do after an amazing experience I had several years ago.
"At the time I was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 16, 2011
PRAYER AND PRESIDENT LINCOLN
A clergyman from New York, during a call on President Lincoln at the White House, said: "I have not come to ask any favors of you, Mr. President; I have only come to say that the loyal people of the North are sustaining you and will continue to do so. We are giving
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 4, 2009
CREATED BY GOD
A little girl was visiting over at grandpa's house. She crawls up into his lap and says "Grandpa, did God make you?"
He says "Oh, yes, my dear, God created me a long time ago."
She says "Did God make me, too?"
He says "Oh, yes, my dear, God created you a little while
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
ABORTION AND TEEN PREGNANCY DROPPING
Abortion and teen pregnancy rates have steadily dropped since 1990, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention study. Overall, abortions fell 24% to 1.22 million in ’04 from a historical high of 1.61 million in ’90. Teen pregnancies declined
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
MENTAL HEALTH RISK IN ABORTION
The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Britain, looking at several recent studies, have confirmed that having an abortion can lead to mental illness in women. Depression, regret, irreconcilable grief and mental anguish are
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
“I Know Your Face”
Quite recently a very dear friend suffered the heartbreaking miscarriage of a child. She was devastated by this loss of life and it got me thinking about my own miscarriage some 23 years ago of our first child and how distraught I was. My husband, Terry, and I were not
Contributed by David Parks on Sep 18, 2006
The Amazing Providence of God
In the late 1800’s a member of Britain’s Parliament went to Scotland to make a speech. He got off the train in Edinburgh, and then took a carriage south toward his destination. Unfortunately, the carriage became stuck in deep mud. A local farm boy came to the
I have a very good friend who recently shared with me that on one occasion she, out of sincere concern over sin and desire to be what God wanted her to be, she prayed, "God, show me the sin in my life. Show me what I really am."
She said that in a couple of weeks she began to pray, "Lord, I’ve
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Aug 28, 2001
Roger Simms, hitchhiking his way home, would never forget the date—May 7. His heavy suitcase made Roger tired. He was anxious to take off his army uniform once and for all. Flashing the hitchhiking sigh to the oncoming car, he lost hope when he saw it was a black,
Contributed by Richard Jones on Nov 3, 2000
An old American Indian tale recounts the story of a chief who was telling a gathering of young braves about the struggle within. "It is like two dogs fighting inside of us," the chief told them. "There is one good dog who wants to do the right and the other dog always wants to do the wrong.
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Oct 30, 2000
Our house was directly across the street from the clinic entrance of John Hopkins in Baltimore. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to outpatients at the clinic.
One summer evening as I was fixing supper, there was a knock at the door. I opened it to see a truly awful looking man.
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
When the 1960s ended, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district reverted to high rent, and many hippies moved down the coast to Santa Cruz. They had children and got married, too, though in no particular sequence. But they didn’t name their children Melissa or Brett. People in