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  • Not Everything Is Essential When It Comes To ...

    Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Jan 17, 2008
     | 442 views

    Not everything is essential when it comes to getting along with people. I heard two deacons engaged in a heated discussion, going at it over the sound system like two grumpy old men do. Roy (not his real name) was a retired cameraman from NBC Nightly news, so when it came to electronic equipment, ...read more

  • There Was A Man In The Same Church I Mentioned ...

    Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Jan 17, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 684 views

    There was a man in the same church I mentioned earlier, his name was Ed. When I knew Ed, he was approaching 100 years old. He was a navy veteran of World War I. He actually lived to be 101, born in the year 1900. I asked Ed, "Sir, what is the greatest thing ...read more

  • President Ronald Reagan One Time Told The Story ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Jan 17, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 565 views

    President Ronald Reagan one time told the story of when he was a teenager, he needed a new pair of boots made. In those days, you couldn’t just go to a shoe store, you went to the shoemaker shop. The cobbler asked the young man- “Do you want blunt end toes or pointed end toes?” Reagan shrugged his ...read more

  • Christmas Changed In A Hurry For Mike And Tiffany ...

    Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Dec 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 594 views

    Christmas changed in a hurry for Mike and Tiffany Bailey from one year to the next. In 2001, their neat house with the white picket fence was fairly quiet. Like all of their past Christmas seasons, Mike and Tiffany had gone to parties, exchanged gifts, attended family get-togethers, and prayed for ...read more

  • At Liberty University This Summer, I Shared An ...

    Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Dec 24, 2007
     | 500 views

    At Liberty University this summer, I shared an apartment with a Navy chaplain who was taking the same course I was. He is assigned to a Marine battalion, and had recently come back from Iraq. One of the many things he did was have prayer with his men before they went out on patrol. I asked, “Did ...read more

  • Dr. James Dobson Relates A Story Of An Elderly ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Dec 24, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,279 views

    Dr. James Dobson relates a story of an elderly woman named Stella Thornhope who was struggling with her first Christmas alone. Her husband had died just a few months prior through a slow developing cancer. Now, several days before Christmas, she was almost snowed in by a brutal weather system. She ...read more

  • Legend Tells Us That The First Christmas Trees ...

    Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Dec 17, 2007
     | 433 views

    Legend tells us that the first Christmas trees originated with the famous reformer, Martin Luther back in the early 1500s. He was strolling through a forest in northern Germany one evening. Struck by the beauty of the moonlight shining on the fir trees, he went home determined to recreate the ...read more

  • In The 7th Century, The English Monk St. ...

    Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Dec 17, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 376 views

    In the 7th century, the English monk St. Boniface went to teach the pagan Germans of Thuringia about Christianity. He used the fir tree’s triangular shape to explain the concept of the Trinity. The people came to revere the fir tree and by the 12th century would hang a tree upside down from their ...read more

  • Did You Hear About The Middle School In New ...

    Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Dec 17, 2007
     | 533 views

    Did you hear about the middle school in New Jersey that canceled a field trip to a performance of “A Christmas Carol” because some might be offended by the play’s Christian themes? As columnist Cal Thomas points out, this is not really even a Christian story, though it does contain elements of ...read more

  • How Would You Feel If An Animal Spoke To You? ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Dec 6, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 345 views

    How would you feel if an animal spoke to you? The story is told of a man who bought a beautiful, exotic, tropical parrot from a local pet store. The pet store owner said that the parrot could talk and after demonstrating a few sentences the customer was impressed so he bought him and took him ...read more

  • Many Have Asked Me, "Preacher, Where Is Hell, Is ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Dec 6, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 373 views

    Many have asked me, “Preacher, where is hell, is it down?” Back in 2003 we visited the Kilauea Volcanoes on the Big Island of Hawaii. To me it was fascinating to stand there and see these red-hot, smoking chasms. There were barricades all around them and the guides kept cautioning people. We ...read more

  • Christmas Can Still Arrive When You Least Expect ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Dec 6, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 444 views

    Christmas can still arrive when you least expect it, sometimes in the most unexpected manner. Dr. James Dobson relates a story of an elderly woman named Stella Thornhope who was struggling with her first Christmas alone. Her husband had died just a few months prior through a slow developing cancer. ...read more

  • One Of My Favorite Radio Programs, When I Get The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Dec 3, 2003
    based on 3 ratings
     | 511 views

    One of my favorite radio programs, when I get the chance to listen to it, is the Prairie Home Companion, In one episode Garrison Keillor tells the fanciful tale of John Tollefson. John leaves Minnesota, moves to New York, and makes a life for himself far from Lake Wobegon. One day John Tollefson ...read more

  • Lewis Smedes Wrote This Not Long Ago In His Book, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jeffery Russell on Dec 3, 2003
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,104 views

    Lewis Smedes wrote this not long ago in his book, “A Chorus of Witnesses”. Yes, somewhere people still make and keep promises. They choose not to quit when the going gets rough because they promised once to see it through. They stick to lost causes. They hold on to a love grown cold. They stay ...read more