Contributed by Fred W. Penney on May 23, 2019
There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village.
As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite few big fish.
The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How long does it take you to catch so many
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 24, 2012
PERSPECTIVE ON WORRY
When my daughter Abigail was 2 or so she came down with what is now known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Basically, a person’s entire body gets covered in cold sores. The end result is skin scars, loss of vision, and even death. She could not be touched. She was in constant
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 13, 2011
A MOTHER'S MARRED HANDS
There was a teenager who didn’t want to be seen in public with her mother, because her mother’s arms were terribly disfigured. One day when her mother took her shopping and reached out her hand, a clerk looked horrified. Later, crying, the girl told her how embarrassed
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 28, 2011
"A little boy is on the beach. On his knees he scoops and packs the sand with plastic shovels into a bright red bucket. Then he upends the bucket on the surface and lifts it. And, to the delight of the little architect, a castle tower is created.
"All afternoon he will work.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 1, 2010
A Millionaire Leaves It All
A famous millionaire died of cancer. For weeks he suffered intolerable agony. Although surrounded by every luxury and receiving every possible care, he died as wretchedly as a pauper. There was the usual publicity, flowers, telegrams, an expensive bronze casket and a
Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 15, 2010
John Tillotson said, "He who provides for this life, but takes no care for eternity, is wise
THE RICH FOOL
Ortberg writes (and I have abridged it and translated it into proper English)
Once upon a time in the Silicon Valley, there lived a very important man.He routinely logged in 12-14 hours a day work and sometimes at weekends. He went to the Harvard School of Management, where he
Contributed by Danny Rogers on Nov 29, 2006
There have been times when we have gone to a high school football/basketball game and the kids asked for some money to buy candy. I gave them $5 and they returned with some candy. I ask for a piece and their answer is “no.” Here is what they don’t realize. First – I could take the candy away and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 6, 2006
Why Teens Go to Church The #1 reason (44%) say, It makes me feel closer to God. 24% go to learn about God, 8% because their parents make them go, 10% because they can be with other Christians, 5% because they like their Sunday School class and 10% for a various other reasons. Youth group is a big