Contributed by Barry O Johnson on Jul 25, 2018
As a child, before my brothers and sisters and I would sit down for breakfast, we would ask our father what we could do to please him so that he would let us eat breakfast. He’d tell us. If we wanted lunch money for school we would ask our father what would please him. He’d tell us. At supper time,
Contributed by Michael Parks on Mar 30, 2016
Looking for Something?
When we need answers to life’s questions where do we look? There certainly isn’t any shortage of information on the internet these days. You can find almost any answer to any question or help with whatever you are struggling with. But, is it the right
Contributed by David Ward on Feb 25, 2016
"Rain Man" was the top moneymaking film of 1988, and also won the Oscar for Best Picture. It tells the story of an abrasive and selfish wheeler-dealer named Charlie (Tom Cruise), who discovers that his estranged father has died and bequeathed all of his multimillion-dollar estate to his other son,
It is amazing how we can focus on things that don’t matter and neglect the most important things in life. We need to learn how to choose our battles better. Leonard Ravenhill said it
QUOTATIONS ON TRUTH
Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself (Augustine).
Genuine spiritual knowledge lies not in wonderful and mysterious thoughts but in actual spiritual experience through union of the believer's life with truth. When a truth is unfolded by God it
RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE HEART
A CHINESE PROVERB: "If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 8, 2012
DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY
The song Don’t Worry Be Happy was a late 80’s chart buster as it gained phenomenal success for such a simple song. The lyrics written by Bobby McFerrin were copied from original Indian sage from the late 1800’s whose mantra was one of peace. I remember the first time I heard
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 10, 2012
THE STRESS OF UNCERTAINTY
Daniel Gilbert (a psychologist at Harvard), citing a recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, said "that Americans are smiling less and worrying more than they were a year ago, that happiness is down and sadness is up, that we are getting less sleep and smoking more
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 10, 2011
WORKING FOR FOOD
I like the story of the rich executive who announced to his church one morning that he was going to give up all he owned so that he had to depend on his faith in God for everything he needed. He sold everything, gave it to the poor, and moved into a rented home down on the bad
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 9, 2011
J. OSWALD SANDERS ON LONELINESS
J. Oswald Sanders once pointed out: "The round of pleasure or the amassing of wealth are [often] but vain attempts to escape from the persistent ache. The millionaire is usually a lonely man and the comedian is often more unhappy than his audience."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 13, 2011
BEHOLDEN TO MONEY
In his book How Much Is Enough? Hungering For God In An Affluent Culture author and Founder of Bread for the World: Arthur Simon writes about Bryce and Ellen, "a couple in their mid-thirties. They have two sons and a daughter, and on Sundays the family attends church more often
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 5, 2010
How To Become Better Off Financially
An anonymous wise man once said, “If you want to get better off financially, Quit buying things.” And Henry David Thoreau said “Just about everyone knows how to make money, but very few
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 1, 2010
Phillip Yancey on Expectations and Disappointment
Phillip Yancey had this to say about people’s expectations:
Daniel Boorstin, former librarian of Congress and director of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, offers this assessment of contemporary culture:
When we pick up our
Chuck Swindoll stated in Laugh Again, "Worry about nothing…pray about everything, and rest" (page 203).
He says that the three substitutes
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
YOU CAN WORRY TO DEATH
Chronic worry can cause serious physical problems, such as ulcers, heart attacks, and high blood pressure. Dr. Charles Mayo, of the famous Mayo Clinic, wrote, "Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands and the whole nervous system. I have never met a man or
Contributed by Mark Peake on Sep 26, 2007
I heard about a young lawyer who was called in from the big city to represent a large railroad company that was being sued by a farmer. It seems that the farmer’s prize cow was missing from a field through which the railroad passed, and the farmer was suing for the value of the cow. Before the case
Contributed by David Parks on Sep 18, 2006
WHAT ARE THE "PRIORITIES" AT YOUR HOUSE?
WHAT PRIORITIES WILL BE ESTABLISHED IN OUR CHILDREN WHEN THE FOLLOWING HAPPEN?
1. We are early for the game but late to the worship.
2. We see to it that our children do their homework but never check to seek if Bible lessons are completed,
3. They are
Contributed by Pat Cook on Oct 7, 2005
But it’s more like the student in school who was asked to write a paper called, "What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving." This one student wrote, "I’m thankful that I’m not a turkey."
He had nothing to do with it, but he was still thankful what God had done. Listen: you are who you are today,
Contributed by Wilfred Mina on May 1, 2005
“Elephants live longer than people, maybe because they never worry about