Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 17, 2021
The Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, has an exhibit of unique epitaphs. Give a few. Near Uniontown, Pennsylvania there’s a gravestone that reads, “Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake. He stepped on the gas instead of the brake.” Boot Hill Cemetery in Tombstone,
I am told that an Indiana cemetery has a tombstone that is over 100 years old which bears the following epitaph:
"Pause, stranger, when you pass me by. As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so you will be. So prepare for death and follow me."
An unknown passerby read those
Voltaire, one of history’s best known atheists, often stated that “by the time I’m buried,
the Bible will be non--existent.”
His last words were: “I am abandoned by God and man;
I shall die and go to hell alone.”
His condition had become so terrible that his associates were afraid to approach
Where Will You Be?
When the clouds burst open where will you be?
Will there be joy in your heart when Jesus you see?
Will you be running to hide from His face
Or standing there with your head hanging in disgrace/
It surely is coming and the time is near at hand
When Jesus comes to take his
Contributed by Rick Palmer on Oct 14, 2018
In 1980 I was hired as a City Police Officer in a small Midwest town with a population of 2200. The first week on duty we closed an investigation of a local man who held a position in the School system. He had gained the confidence of the parents, students, and the community. After a traffic
Contributed by Bruce Lee on Jun 12, 2015
2 Corinthians 5:6 says "Therefore we are always confident." Confidence is something that comes from believing. Success or failure is often a result of either our confidence or lack thereof. The Apostle Paul was a person of confidence. He wasn’t always right, but he was sure about his experience
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 31, 2015
David Slagle, a minister at a small church in Atlanta, tells the story of a woman in her late 20’s. The woman had befriended a man living in her apartment complex. Slagle and his wife asked whether the two were dating. The man in question was a known atheist. The young woman answered, “No, I’m
Those who share Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior begin to become as magnets to those who share the same intimate relationship. While humans range from "new" to "elder," there is still a feeling of familiarity in those who gather together to worship in spirit and in truth.
A sense somewhat
Contributed by Kent Wise on Nov 2, 2012
DWIGHT MOODY: READY TO GO
Dwight Moody was traveling by boat on one of the Great Lakes when a really bad storm developed. The other passengers on the boat cowered in fear. They even started an impromptu prayer meeting asking God to deliver them from the storm. Moody didn't join in this prayer
Contributed by Joe Bertone on Jul 23, 2012
INTO JESUS HANDS
Billy Graham tells the story of the death of his grandmother in his book, Death and the Life After (pg. 169). He writes, “When my grandmother was dying she sat up in bed, smiled, and said, “I see Jesus, and he has his hand outstretched to me. And there’s Ben and he has both of
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 5, 2011
LAND OF THE DYING
When John Owen, the great Puritan, lay on his deathbed his secretary wrote (in his name) to a friend, "I am still in the land of the living."
"Stop," said Owen. "Change that and say, 'I am yet in the land of the dying, but I hope soon to be in the land of the living.'"
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
Norma Lauby, of La Mesa, California, was browsing in the ladies’ department one day with her son who was just learning to read. Trying to read all the signs he could, he came upon one in the maternity department. “Look, Mom!” he said excitedly as he pointed at the sign. “They’re
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 8, 2010
Olympian Ben Johnson Stripped of Gold Medal for Cheating
In the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Ben Johnson of Canada won the one-hundred-meter dash, setting a new Olympic record and a new world record. Our American contender, Carl Lewis, came in second, and most were shocked that he
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on May 29, 2005
Motivational speaker, Jim McCormick, is a former corporate Chief Operating Officer, MBA, and holder of three skydiving World Records and member of a successful skydiving expedition to the North Pole.
He observes: “Salespeople and managers who consistently perform at a higher level have certain
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Dec 4, 2003
[“My Daily Confession of Who I am in Christ Jesus,”
I am free from the curse of the law—poverty, sickness, and death. (Deuteronomy 28:15-68)
Jesus was made the curse for me. (Galatians 3:3)
I am no longer under the bondages of Satan; I’ve been translated into the Kingdom of
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Nov 1, 2003
Yesterday, the Orlando Sentinel reported on a man by the name of Timothy Pilgreen. Timothy is being held on 2 charges of murder and 4 charges of attempted murder after driving over 6 Outlaw Biker gang members on their motorcycles. Later, he blamed his rage on a history of drugs, alcohol and
Contributed by Edward Frey on Aug 14, 2001
A few weeks ago I was sad to open the newspaper and read that McKenzie’s Bakery was finally going out of business for good. I was sad to think that we wouldn’t be able to find any more nice King Cakes for Mardi gras. In fact, we had been saving coupons in the hopes of using them in the future.
Contributed by Emile Wolfaardt on Jul 13, 2001
If a man is filled with anger, than anger controls his life.
If a man is filled with greed, then greed dominates his life.
If a man is filled with lust, then lust governs his life.
If a man is filled with love, then love influences all he does.
And if a man is filled with
Contributed by Frank Gallagher on Oct 18, 2000
When the now-famous poet Elizabeth Barrett became the wife of Robert Browning, her parents disowned her because they disapproved of the marriage. Their daughter Elizabeth, however, wrote almost every week, telling them that she loved them and longed for a reconciliation. After 10 years, she