Contributed by James Snyder on Oct 31, 2020
I have learned in my life, and probably just one thing: things have a way of catching up with me. I can't get away with anything.
It's not that I don't try. There were a few times when I've come pretty close to getting away with something, but it didn't turn out the way I
Contributed by James Snyder on Jun 27, 2020
I only made one mistake last week, which is something of a record for me. I try limiting mistakes to one at a time, but not always in sequential order. I once tried to make my mistakes in a logical order, but it turned out to be a mistake.
The one faux pas I made was taking Monday off.
Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 29, 2020
The worst defeat in college football came in 1916 when Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland College of Kentucky 222 to 0. Cumberland never even made a first down. The much smaller Cumberland players were being mauled. Halfway through the first half one of the Cumberland players fumbled the ball. As
Some years back I noticed a male co-worker, trying to open a package of a certain candy product for his significant other. Now, we all understand the need for security in packaging and other things, but this package was sealed above and beyond the call of duty!
Most of the time, each package would
A pastor went to call on one of the elderly widows of his church. While visiting with her, he noticed a big bowl of shelled peanuts on the coffee table. During the long conversation with the little old widow, the pastor began nibbling on the peanuts and soon the entire bowl was empty! The
Contributed by David Goering on Nov 2, 2019
Gospel Tract Society, Inc., Independence MO
-Snakes in an Atheist's Grave -
Last September, while engaged in a Defenders Conference in Idaho, a gentleman by the name of Mr. C. M. Crew came to me with one of the strangest stories I had ever heard, about an atheist in Ohio who was
Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019
SOWING and REAPING
In my life time I’ve eaten a lot of taters and beans In fact, I’ve grown a lot of taters, and I’ve grown a lot of beans. But I’ve never raised beans from a tater plant, nor have I ever got taters from a bean bush.
If fact, I found that 99% of the time you reap what you sow,
Many years ago I took my wife to Walmart Christmas shopping. I can’t keep up with her. It was a beautiful, warm day so I went outside and sat on a bench and waited. There was a large wooden box and it had TOYS for TOTS painted on the side. A brand new large Lincoln Continental pulled up and a boy
A REALLY DUMB THIEF
Any thief knows that the easiest way to steal gasoline from a car is to siphon it from the other guy’s tank into your own. Stick a rubber hose in his gas tank, suck on the other end of the rubber hose until you get a mouth full of the gas, then spit it out. From then on,
IN 1937, NAPOLEON HILL wrote a development / self-help book:
THINK AND GROW RICH. Hill discussed a man that invested all his and his family’s money into a GOLD MINE. The man worked and worked. He was so excited, he was going to make millions of dollars and become rich and famous. For weeks the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 4, 2012
EXAMPLES OF GENEROUS PEOPLE
In a country where getting and having more seems so normal, people who choose to live with a lot less so they can help others seem, to put it mildly, less than sane. Zell Kravinsky is one of those people.
Kravinsky got rich in the real estate business, and then
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jun 23, 2011
SOWING AND REAPING
There is a famous (and doubtless apocryphal) story about Horatio Bottomley, the politician and convicted fraudster, who was stitching mailbags in prison when a chaplain caught sight of him.
"Sewing, Bottomley?" said the priest.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 9, 2011
At three years old, Mike Mays was accidentally blinded by a chemical explosion when he and his 4-year-old sister were playing in the garage. He lived his entire life until he was well into his forties before having his eyesight was restored by a pioneering ophthalmologist. But
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 7, 2011
YEAGER AND THE SOUND BARRIER
Chuck Yeager was the first man to ever break the sound barrier in an aircraft. Planes like the British Meteor jets that approached the speed of sound (760MPH at sea level, 660 MPH at 40,000 feet) had encountered severe buffeting of the controls. At that time, no one
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
A Nation of Bible Illiterates
George Barna wrote The State of the Church in 2002. Barna conducted a survey of self-pronounced Christians and here’s what he found about their knowledge of the Bible. These are Christians.
• 48% could not name the four Gospels.
• 52% cannot identify more
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 29, 2009
Wartime Speech by Churchill, "We Will Never Surrender"
On the fifth of June, 1940, not even a month after he became prime minister, Winston Churchill spoke to the British people to encourage them of their desperate situation.
Bear in mind that in September of the previous year the Nazis had
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 28, 2009
The Country of the Blind by H.G. Wells
DON’T BE LIKE THOSE WHO WON’T SEE.
Don’t be like those who don’t want to be confused with the facts, because they think they know it all already.
H. G. Wells, who wrote The War of the Worlds, once wrote a short story called The Country of the Blind.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 17, 2009
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
The story is told of a soldier in the army of Alexander the Great, who was brought before the great world-conqueror for court martial. When the emperor had listened to the charges and the evidence, he turned to the soldier facing condemnation and said, "What is your name?"
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 10, 2009
A man and his wife are awakened at 3 o’clock in the morning by a loud pounding on their door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger in the pouring rain is asking for a push.
"Not a chance!" says the husband. "It’s three o’clock in the morning!" He slams the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 8, 2008
A WINNING TEAM
Lee Iacocca once asked legendary football coach Vince Lombardi what it took to make a winning team. In the book Iacocca records Lombardi’s answer:
"There are a lot of coaches with good ball clubs who know the fundamentals and have plenty of discipline but still don’t win the