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  • Trust The Narrow, Unbeaten Path

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Aug 5, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    TRUST THE NARROW, UNBEATEN PATH When I was younger I went hiking up Golden Ears Mountain. Several years earlier I went with my school and there was a nice rope bridge that crossed the waterfalls to keep you on the trail up the top of the mountain. The path that led to the bridge was wide, more

  • The Bible Is The Blueprints

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Aug 5, 2011

    THE BIBLE IS THE BLUEPRINTS Can you build a real house without blueprints? Sure you can throw up a square storage shed maybe without them, but do you not need to have some kind of visual plan of the dimensions, how many rooms, where the rooms go, and so on in order to start building an actual more

  • Give God The Big Stuff, Too

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Aug 5, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    GIVE GOD THE BIG STUFF, TOO I am mechanically inept and every once in a while I try to do some mechanical thing. Sometimes it's as simple as trying to put up a light fixture. Inevitably it fights back and doesn't go easily. I start getting frustrated and forcing the issue, usually making it more

  • The Spirit Of The Law

    Contributed by Sean Harder on May 11, 2011

    THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW I knew a woman who stopped for a few drinks every night after work to let traffic die down, then drove home, about a 45 minute drive in lower mainland traffic. She would say, "I'm fine, I've never had an accident and there are never any roadblocks on my route home. It's not more

  • Hard Places Cannot Be Mended

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Sep 30, 2010

    HARD PLACES CANNOT BE MENDED How many of you have read the Pilgrim’s Progress? This is a classic allegory of the Christian journey. The main character, Christian, is on a journey from the city of Destruction to the Celestial City, and along the way him and all the other pilgrims come across more

  • Needing A Push  PRO

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Sep 30, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    NEEDING A PUSH A man and his wife are awakened at 3 o'clock in the morning by a loud pounding on the back door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push. "Not a chance," says the husband, "It is three o'clock in the more

  • Love Of God

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Jun 16, 2010

    LOVE OF GOD Let’s say you had a child who kept getting in trouble, you kept bailing him out as a child, and eventually as he grew up even you couldn’t bail him out anymore, you had to let him go live his life the way he was choosing because nothing you or anyone else did could stop more

  • But As We Leave Today I Want You To Forget ...

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Jun 16, 2010

    But as we leave today I want you to forget everything I said for a minute, and think about this (hold up a bag of coins). I have two dollars in change here and I’m giving it away to the first adult that runs up here and gets it. Hey let’s not trample each other. The majority of the world, 53% of more

  • Before I Became A Counsellor, While I Was Still ...

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Jun 16, 2010

    Before I became a counsellor, while I was still going to school, I worked as a family support worker. Essentially I would pick up kids from troubled homes who social workers were involved with but hadn’t taken the children away yet, and I would spend a couple hours with them and take them back more

  • Valentinus  PRO

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Mar 18, 2010
    based on 7 ratings

    VALENTINUS "Valentinus was the name of a young man who lived in Rome during reign of Claudius II when Christians were being persecuted. Although he was not a Christian, he helped them, but he was caught and put into prison. In prison he became a believer in Jesus. Because of this, Valentinus was more

  • Holding On

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Mar 18, 2010
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    HOLDING ON Let me share a story from Chuck Swindoll. "Four guys decided to go mountain climbing one weekend. In the middle of the climb, one fella slipped over a cliff, dropped about 60 feet and landed with a thud on the ledge below. The other three hoping to rescue him yelled, 'Joe, are you more

  • My Way Or The Wrong Way  PRO

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Feb 17, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    MY WAY OR THE WRONG WAY How many of you remember the game show that used to be on TV called "Let's Make A Deal"? I believe it was Monty Hall who would tempt people with what was behind different doors, or he would show them a wad of cash and say you can have the cash or choose what's behind door more

  • You Know, When We Were In Florida We Went On A ...

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Feb 17, 2010

    You know, when we were in Florida we went on a little safari and saw elephants, and I remembered that an elephant’s trunk can uproot a huge tree, pick up a peanut, and hold an egg without breaking it. And I don’t know why, but the thought of God came to my mind. more

  • Years Ago I Was Working Two Jobs Trying To Get ...

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 18, 2009

    Years ago I was working two jobs trying to get into professional golf. One of those was a courier job where you had to use your own vehicle. I had a very reliable Honda civic hatchback, great for driving in the city, a fair bit of space in the back with the seat folded down. It was the best car I more

  • The Use Of God's Gifts

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 9, 2009

    THE USE OF GOD'S GIFTS How much did Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys spend on the New Texas Stadium? 1.15 billion dollars. They joke that there is a hole in the top of the stadium so that God can watch his favorite team play. I’m not so sure Mr. Jones doesn’t believe that. We look more

  • This Crazy World

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 9, 2009

    THIS CRAZY WORLD George Bernard Shaw once quipped, "If other planets are inhabited, then they must be using the earth for their insane asylum." Funny but if we look at the world, it doesn’t seem so far-fetched does it? I’m more

  • My Parents Had A Grapevine In The Backyard. They ...

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009

    My parents had a grapevine in the backyard. They just let it grow and some of the branches grew up and intertwined around this big evergreen tree about 20 feet in the air, others grew through the cedar hedge that was beside it. Some of these branches must have been forty feet long, but they never more

  • We Can Love Him With Our Mind By Reading All The ...

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009

    We can love him with our mind by reading all the great things he has done for us, we can have warm loving feelings toward him because of these things, but may I suggest that this is where many Christians are stuck. The part that is lacking is an experience of Him that makes the thoughts and more

  • Always Thankful  PRO

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    ALWAYS THANKFUL "Several churches in North Dakota were being served by a clever old preacher. The people were always amazed, for no matter what the circumstances, the preacher could always find something to give thanks for. As he made his rounds one cold December morning, he was late in getting more

  • Patience In Waiting

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009

    PATIENCE IN WAITING Here’s one I am sure you can relate to. You’re in a hurry to get somewhere and your wife or girlfriend, or kids don’t share your sense of urgency. There you are waiting at the door or in the car for them to get ready to go. Now what are you experiencing inside? Are you more