Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Dec 27, 2014
“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy - because we will always want to have something else or something more.” - David Steindl-Rast
Everyone likes to feel appreciated. I remember a
Contributed by Denn Guptill on May 1, 2011
"I TITHE--HE'LL FIND ME."
Two men have ended up marooned on an island in the South Pacific. You can fill in the blanks as to how they got there.
So they are on the clichéic deserted island, one palm tree, nothing to see but the ocean. One guy is in a complete panic, pacing back and forth,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 30, 2010
J.S. Bach on the Purpose of Music
J.S. Bach said, “All music should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the soul’s refreshment; where this is not remembered there is no real music but only a devilish hub-bub.”
He headed his compositions: “J.J.” “Jesus Juva” which means “Jesus help
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2010
THE CHURCH: THE BALM OF HEALING
In the book, The Empowered Communicator, Calvin Miller says that most people we come in contact with are silently thinking:
• I am loneliness waiting for a friend
• I am weeping in want of laughter
• I am a sigh in search of consolation
• I am a wound in
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Apr 30, 2010
SLOW TO ANGER...
Slow to suspect - quick to trust,
Slow to condemn – quick to justify,
Slow to offend – quick to defend,
Slow to expose – quick to shield,
Slow to reprimand – quick to forbear,
Slow to belittle – quick to appreciate,
Slow to demand – quick to give,
Slow to provoke – quick
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jan 15, 2006
Let me tell you a story about honest labor. There was a boy named Harry who worked for a Scottish shoemaker named Dan. It was his chief responsibility to pound out and dry leather for shoe soles. It seemed an endless operation to him, and he wearied of it many times. "What made my task worse was
Contributed by Mark Evans on Mar 24, 2005
A CHILD-LIKE FAITH:
My daughter was four years old and about to see her first Easter play. Like most little girls at Easter, she was all decked out in her flowered outfit, patent leather shoes, matching purse, white lace gloves, and to top it all off – her beautiful Easter hat.
As the play
Do you know, do you understand,
That you represent Jesus to me?
Do you know, do you understand, that when you treat me with gentleness
It raises the question in my mind
that maybe He is gentle too?
Maybe He isn’t someone who laughs when I hurt.
Do you know, do you understand
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jul 27, 2003
I'M A DIFFERENT PERSON
“…that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind…”
When I still lived in California, and for a while was selling cars until I repented, I worked with a very lovely young woman named Sheri. We became good friends, because we were hired very close to the same time.