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  • The Faith Of Cecil B. Demille

    Contributed by W F on Jan 10, 2011

    THE FAITH OF CECIL B. DEMILLE Cecil B DeMille, the famous Hollywood film director was responsible for a number of famous movies with Biblical themes such as: The King of Kings The Sign of the Cross The Crusades Samson and Delilah The Ten Commandments DeMille was once asked what his ...read more

  • Ernest Hemmingway Was Once Asked To Write A Story ...  PRO

    Contributed by W F on Jul 8, 2008
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    Ernest Hemmingway was once asked to write a story in just six words. He wrote a sad one ... "For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn." The world's shortest story inspired writer Larry Smith who wondered what memoirs people might be able to concoct in just six words. So he began a website which, to ...read more

  • Speaking About Balance, Yesterday I Read About A ...  PRO

    Contributed by W F on Jan 27, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Speaking about balance, yesterday I read about a 28 year old woman in Sacramento who died last week from drinking too much water! The woman had entered a competition on a radio station and the idea was to see who could drink the most water without having to go to the bathroom. The comp was ...read more

  • 26 Year Old Kyle Macdonald Had A Red Paper Clip ...  PRO

    Contributed by W F on Nov 25, 2007
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    26 year old Kyle MacDonald had a red paper clip and a dream: Could he use the community power of the Internet to barter that paper clip for something better, and trade that thing for something else — and so on and so on until he had a house? He advertised the paperclip on craigslist.com and two ...read more

  • Disguise And Camouflage Are Important Tactics In ...

    Contributed by W F on Nov 4, 2007
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    Disguise and camouflage are important tactics in warfare. General Peter Cosgrove is the recently retired Chief of the Australian Defence Force. In his autobiography he tells about his first tour of duty as a young lieutenant in Vietnam. His first posting was at a base near the village of Dat Do. ...read more

  • The Vice Fund Was Set Up In 2002 To Invest Solely ...

    Contributed by W F on Nov 4, 2007

    The Vice Fund was set up in 2002 to invest solely in companies that … (Quote from their web site) “are engaged in the aerospace and defense industries, owners and operators of casinos and gaming facilities, manufacturers of gaming equipment such as slot machines, manufacturers of cigarettes and ...read more

  • You Know, 2006 Was An Interesting Year For The ...

    Contributed by W F on Nov 4, 2007
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    You know, 2006 was an interesting year for the devil. Every 100 years the 6th day of the 6th month ‘06 comes around. “6/6/06” the devil’s birthday perhaps!? There’s a little town in Michigan which cashed in on the occasion too. Located just 90 miles from Detroit is a little town called “Hell.” ...read more

  • The Light That Some Christians Give Off Is Like ...

    Contributed by W F on Jul 23, 2007

    The light that some Christians give off is like the moon – it gives light, but it’s pretty dim. So dim in fact that you can look directly at the moon without it effecting you. You can’t look at the sun like that. But this is the kind of light that is needed. The sun light’s up everything; nothing ...read more

  • The Rev Martin Luther King Lived A Short But High ...

    Contributed by W F on Jul 16, 2007

    The Rev Martin Luther King lived a short but high impact life. He once said … “…if I can help somebody as I pass along, If I can cheer someone with a word or a song, If I can show somebody he is travelling wrong, Then my living will not be in vain. If I can do my duty as a Christian ...read more

  • Many Years Ago A Painter By The Name Of Stenburg ...

    Contributed by W F on Apr 6, 2007

    Many years ago a painter by the name of Stenburg lived in Dusseldorf Germany. He was searching for a model to portrait. He chose a gypsy girl from the street, her name was Pepita. It was the first time for her to be invited to an artist’s studio. Her amazed eyes rounded here and there and suddenly ...read more

  • Kagawa Is A Famous Japanese Christian. He Said ...

    Contributed by W F on Apr 6, 2007

    Kagawa is a famous Japanese Christian. He said that in the cross he found Christianity’s greatest uniqueness. He said, “I am grateful for Shinto, for Confucianism and for Buddhism. I owe much to these faiths. Yet these three faiths utterly failed to minister to my heart’s deepest needs. I was a ...read more

  • Somerset Maugham, The Writer, Once Said, "If I ...

    Contributed by W F on Apr 6, 2007
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    Somerset Maugham, the writer, once said, “If I wrote down every thought I have ever thought and every deed I have ever done, ...read more

  • But How Can It Be, As Christians Claim, That The ...

    Contributed by W F on Mar 31, 2007

    But how can it be, as Christians claim, that the Bible has one Author but many writers? It’s helpful to see it like this. Maybe you’ve been watching the series on the ABC called, “Constructing Australia.” Last week’s episode was all about the construction of the Kalgoorlie pipeline which carries ...read more

  • Today's Pitcairn Island Population Is Descended ...

    Contributed by W F on Mar 31, 2007

    Today’s Pitcairn Island population is descended from British sailors and Tahitians. The mutineers of the HMS Bounty settled the island [first discovered by world explorers on 2 July 1767 by midshipman Pitcairn aboard the HMS Swallow] in 1790, along with their Tahitian women and a few Tahitian men. ...read more

  • Christian Missionaries First Went To Africa 200 ...

    Contributed by W F on Mar 24, 2007

    Christian missionaries first went to Africa 200 years ago. One of the groups they sought to "convert" there were these bushmen of the Kalahari desert. However, this article pointed out that the bushmen of the Denui village in particular, consistently refused to become Christians. Instead they have ...read more

  • The Very Last Words Of Buddha To His Disciples ...

    Contributed by W F on Dec 17, 2006

    The very last words of Buddha to his disciples were, “Strive without ceasing.” How different these are to the last words of Jesus ...read more

  • When French Soccer Star Zinedine Zidane ...  PRO

    Contributed by W F on Oct 5, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    When French soccer star Zinedine Zidane head-butted Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the chest during the final 10 minutes of the 2006 World Cup he sealed his own fate and the fate of his team. When Zidane was sent off with a red card France lost its best scorer. And this, just as the match ...read more

  • What Bricks And Mortar Are To A Building, A ...

    Contributed by W F on Jul 3, 2006

    What bricks and mortar are to a building, a marriage is to a community in which it lives and loves. There can be no doubt that a community will crumble and collapse if marriage is allowed to crumble and collapse. And history is strewn with example after example of this. The Roman empire is just ...read more

  • Perhaps You've Seen The Movie O Brother, Where ...

    Contributed by W F on Jun 25, 2006

    Perhaps you’ve seen the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? It’s a comedy set during America’s Depression era. The story revolves around three petty criminals who escape from a chain gang. George Clooney stars as the leader named Everett Ulysses McGill. He tells his companions that he has buried ...read more

  • Us Golfer Arnold Palmer Once Played A Series Of ...

    Contributed by W F on Jun 25, 2006

    US golfer Arnold Palmer once played a series of exhibition matches in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi king was so impressed that he wanted to give Palmer a gift. Palmer said, “That really isn’t necessary, Your Highness. I’m honoured just to have been invited." The king said, "I would be deeply upset, ...read more