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  • Lord Prayer

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Nov 17, 2017

    We have defined prayer as breathing out self and breathing in God. We breath in a God who is Abba Father Daddy. I loved to play with the kids. I love to play with the grand children. Lego never had lego as a child so love to do it with the kids I now get my lego out before they come and start to more

  • God's Protection

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Mar 18, 2016
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    Nadin Khoury was thirteen years old, five foot two, and weighed, soaking wet, probably a hundred pounds. His attackers were teenagers, larger than Nadin, and outnumbered him seven to one. For thirty minutes they hit, kicked, and beat him. He never stood a chance. Khoury’s mom had recently moved more

  • Hugging

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Mar 1, 2016

    Once at a young girl’s funeral, I had to make just such a decision. The girl’s father was a member of our church and an air force serviceman. He was an aide on Air Force One and had flown with the president many times. A few generals and lots of upper-crust brass attended the funeral. When it came more

  • Mission

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Mar 1, 2016

    Or what about the missionaries preaching in Africa from Revelation 3:20 (ESV), “Behold, I stand at the door and knock,” without knowing that in this African context only thieves knock on doors to see if anyone is home. Friends, on the other hand, announce their presence by calling out. So these more

  • Encouragement

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Mar 1, 2016

    In August 1995, the church I pastored made the decision to do a major renovation on our thirty-five-year-old sanctuary. The first step was to put together a crew of people to do internal demolition. Around forty people showed up to take care of this task. Dust was everywhere as we ripped up more

  • Leadership

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Mar 1, 2016

    I remember hearing a story about a famous film producer. As a child, he had a fight with another boy and lost. While his mother was bathing his black eye, he told her how it was entirely the fault of the other boy. It was the other boy who had started the fight, he claimed. His mother said more

  • Mother Teresa

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Mar 1, 2016

    Mother Teresa was attending a party full of dignitaries. The guest list included presidents and statesmen from around the world. They came in their crowns and jewels and silks. Mother Teresa wore her ever-present sari, held together by a safety pin. True leadership must be for the benefit of more

  • Hope

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Mar 1, 2016

    In September 1988, Hurricane Gilbert hit the Louisiana coast. At that time it was considered the “Storm of the century.” It battered the shoreline, severely disrupting the shrimping business. Many shrimp boats were lost, causing great concern for several families dependent on shrimping for their more

  • Being Self

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Feb 29, 2016

    A little boy named Adam wanted to be like his friend Bobby. Adam loved the way Bobby walked and talked. Bobby, however, wanted to be like Charlie. Something about Charlie’s stride and accent intrigued him. Charlie, on the other hand, was impressed with Danny. Charlie wanted to look and sound like more

  • Marriage

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Feb 29, 2016

    A story from Warsaw, Ohio, is catching some attention today (August 13, 2014). It seems the dancers at Foxhole nightclub decided to picket a church that had been hassling them for years. Apparently the members and pastor of New Beginnings Ministries felt called by God to try to rid their community more

  • Loving Neighbour

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Feb 29, 2016

    A Little Pointer on Keeping a Balance Here’s a little bonus tip that I’ve found helpful to keep my wits about me as I live next to these wild Vikings we call sinners, pagans, and wacko unbelievers while keeping my vertical relationship with God strong. It’s called “whimsical holiness,” which is more

  • Death

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Feb 29, 2016

    IN LATE WINTER DURING THE FIFTY-NINTH YEAR of his life, John Donne braved the weather and rough roads of the English countryside to keep his final preaching engagement before the king in London. He had spent most of that winter, what would be his last, battling “consumption,” and on several more

  • Mothers

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Feb 29, 2016

    To Mama and Jesus, You and He, You gave me life and He extended it. You saved me from the cold and He from sin. You taught me hope and He defended it. From you I once was born . . . from Him again. You let me skip in fields that He had made. He bid me bless the loaves you baked for me. You more

  • Conformity

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Feb 29, 2016

    I first noticed this in leading people to Christ. They were beautiful before they were “church broke.” Great young converts often start out as radiant Christians and end up only as carbon-copy Baptists. Great young ministers start out as adorable mavericks, but after a business meeting or two and a more

  • The "Regard For Others" Ethic

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Jan 24, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    THE "REGARD FOR OTHERS" ETHIC John Sommerville currently teaches history at the University of Florida. He has been carrying out an exercise with his students for years. He challenges his students with the following thought experiment. Imagine that you see a little old lady coming down the more

  • Mavis Jackson Lived In Anaheim California And She ...  PRO

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Jan 2, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Mavis Jackson lived in Anaheim California and she often walked past the Crystals Cathedral. She keep saying to herself that someday she was going to go to that church. Then one Sunday she decided that today was the day. She got all dressed up in her best clothes as her Midwestern upbringing more

  • Who Am I No One. Take Me Out Of The Role Of ...

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Dec 28, 2006

    Who am I no one. Take me out of the role of pastor and I am just another guy. I am 54 balding and gaining weight which describes a lot of men in this world. On my own I am a no buddy. But with Christ I am a pastor of a church. I have a voice to be invited to TV shows and I have your respect more

  • When Jesus Does Not Meet Our Expectations We End ...

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Dec 28, 2006

    When Jesus does not meet our expectations we end up going back to what is most important to us. For some of us it is sex. We stop being moral people or we leave our marriages to get as many sexual encounters as we can. Others it is like Judas it is money. God has failed so I will get as much more

  • Collin Thacher Killed His Wife. She Had The ...

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Dec 28, 2006

    Collin Thacher killed his wife. She had the nerve to leave him and he was a man who’s father was the primure of Sask. Collin was addicted to power. So he had her killed. Then he got Jesus because he thought that jesus would get him out of prison after all didn’t Jesus open the prisons for more

  • Brendon Manning Tells About Hearing The 5 Step Of ...

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Oct 23, 2006

    Brendon Manning tells about hearing the 5 step of an alchohic and then getting a note from that same person the next day. It read: Dear Jesus, in thankgiving for what You have done for me, I will make known to my brothers and sisters how kind You are toward sinners, and that Your mercy more