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  • Make Sure The Captain Is On Board

    Contributed by John Perry on Jan 1, 2011

    MAKE SURE THE CAPTAIN IS ON BOARD A young naval officer was undergoing his first sea training on board a naval ship. His responsibility was to safely steer the ship away from the wharf and set it on course for a voyage out to sea. He carefully went through all the procedures of disembarking the more

  • Insuring Your Voice

    Contributed by John Perry on Dec 13, 2010

    INSURING YOUR VOICE Friends of George Burns have always kidded him about his singing. Burns, a master of self-deprecating humour, decided to take advantage of this and insure his voice for a million dollars. He thought it would be a wonderful publicity stunt. "I was so excited," said Burns, more

  • No More Taste

    Contributed by John Perry on Oct 20, 2010

    NO MORE TASTE In the final years of my parents lives, they lived in an area where there were a number of retirement units. It was good for them b/c they met new people their own age, mixed w/ them, had a seniors club they went to & generally had a good time. I remember one couple in more

  • Youngest Mp Ever

    Contributed by John Perry on Oct 2, 2010

    YOUNGEST MP EVER In the recent federal election Australia’s youngest ever MP was elected into office. One article reads - WATCHING Australia's youngest-ever MP shake hands and stop to greet members of the public, you'd think he had been doing it for years. But Wyatt Roy, 20, who won the more

  • * Letter Coral Got From Another Pastor’s ...

    Contributed by John Perry on Aug 18, 2010

    *** Letter Coral got from another pastor’s wife one day. She was writing my wife a note in a card telling her what was happening in life for her. At the end of the note she concluded by saying ..... “Well, the baby is in his high chair, his dirty nappy needs changing, he’s got food all over his more

  • No Guarantee Of A Win

    Contributed by John Perry on Jul 31, 2010

    NO GUARANTEE OF A WIN Have you ever listened to a game on the radio. It’s amazing ... especially if you just come back every now and then throughout the game for a score update ... how the game can change. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard a game commentary early in the game, only to come more

  • The Important-Looking Lawyer  PRO

    Contributed by John Perry on Jul 28, 2010
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    THE IMPORTANT-LOOKING LAWYER A young lawyer was setting himself up in his first private practice. As he sat in his office, which was basically bare except for his desk with a telephone on it and a book case filled with important-looking legal books, he wondered how long it would be before he got more

  • There Was A Story About A Man Who Died & When ...

    Contributed by John Perry on May 15, 2010

    There was a story about a man who died & when they were winding up his estate it was discovered that in his will he wanted his estate left to the devil! Since the estate involved a property the executors of the will were at a loss as to how they would leave real estate to the devil. After some more

  • We Learn An Impt Lesson About Change In General ...

    Contributed by John Perry on May 11, 2010

    We learn an impt lesson about change in General Stonewall Jackson's famous valley campaign. Jackson's army found itself on one side of a river when it needed to be on the other side. After telling his engineers to plan and build a bridge so the army could cross, he called his wagon master in to more

  • The Greatest Blessing Comes When God Defeats The ...

    Contributed by John Perry on May 11, 2010

    The greatest blessing comes when God defeats the will of man and we surrender to His will. Someone has referred to more

  • Counting "The Lost"

    Contributed by John Perry on Apr 18, 2010

    COUNTING "THE LOST" We have a national missing persons register in Australia. 35,000 people are reported missing each year in Australia - one person every 15 minutes! 95% of those are found w/i a short period of time. But there are still currently 1,600 long term more

  • You May Have Read The Story Of Tom Smitheringale ...

    Contributed by John Perry on Apr 18, 2010

    You may have read the story of Tom Smitheringale & how he revealed how close he came to perishing in an icy grave in the last few days. The explorer survived falling through ice into freezing water during his solo expedition to the North Pole, sustaining only mild hypothermia and frostbite on some more

  • Determined To Save Money

    Contributed by John Perry on Apr 17, 2010

    DETERMINED TO SAVE MONEY I had never been much of a saver, but there came a time after some years of failing to save anything that I decided to break the habit. I could ill afford to save at the time, I had financial constraints / a number of factors that suggested I wouldn’t be successful. But more

  • Image Is Not Everything But It Sure Helps To Send ...

    Contributed by John Perry on Apr 17, 2010

    Image is not everything but it sure helps to send a positive message to people. Tom was a man in our church. He was from the old school & believed that he needed to live his everyday life dressed in a suit & tie. Naturally he would come to church in his suit & tie. A suit that looked as though he more

  • A Converted Gangster Was Quoted As Saying That ...

    Contributed by John Perry on Apr 17, 2010

    A converted gangster was quoted as saying that he had “Sown enough wild oats to be able more

  • Out At The Fonterra Factory Where I’ve Been ...

    Contributed by John Perry on Apr 17, 2010

    Out at the Fonterra factory where I’ve been working some shifts they make yoghurt. The milk is pumped into huge stainless steel vats & they add culture, heat the mix & about 6 hours later the milk & culture is basically turned into yoghurt. But between every batch of yoghurt the vats are washed more

  • Ushering In A Clean World

    Contributed by John Perry on Apr 10, 2010

    USHERING IN A CLEAN WORLD There was a man named Dave who was blind. For a period of time we were working with him, bringing him to church and helping him out. Dave began to come along regularly; more than anything I think he liked the fact that people in our church cared about him. One day some more

  • God's Will And The Tablecloth

    Contributed by John Perry on Apr 8, 2010

    GOD'S WILL AND THE TABLECLOTH It happened in 1948, just a few days before Christmas. A flash flood ravaged a small town, leaving a gaping hole in the wall of an old church building--right behind the pulpit. The young pastor knew there was no time to fix the damage and decided to make the best of more

  • Greg A Pioneering Pastor Under All Kinds Of ...

    Contributed by John Perry on Apr 8, 2010

    Greg a pioneering pastor under all kinds of financial constraints & his vehicle is getting older & needs updating. He has 5 kids & needs something better than what he’s got. His mother, who is a Christian & really hears from God has been praying for Greg. She calls him one day & asks Greg what kind more

  • Easter: Open Casket

    Contributed by John Perry on Apr 6, 2010
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    EASTER: OPEN CASKET I was speaking to a woman recently who told me the sad story of her daughter in-law who was killed in a car accident. She explained how she had been the one who was responsible for the identifying of her daughter in-law's body. When the time for the funeral came, the more