Contributed by James Snyder on Nov 14, 2020
As far back as I can remember, every time I would leave the house, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage would say, "Be careful. Drive safely."
It’s as though she doesn’t think I could drive carefully without giving me some instructions. I think it has become just a routine for
Contributed by Matthew Redder on Jun 8, 2018
As a young Father I remember being frequently awakened in the middle of the night by my son. I would open my eyes to see him standing next to my bed, staring at me. It was startling and honestly, a little bit creepy. I would ask him what he needed and it was always something like, "I had a bad
Contributed by Todd Catteau on May 27, 2015
I don’t like peanut butter. Some people get very upset when I tell them that. It’s nothing personal. It’s not a character flaw. I just don’t like it. I don’t even like the smell of it. My mother told me I ate a lot of peanut butter when I was young, so maybe I just reached my limit. My two
ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
Mahatma Gandhi, popularly known as the ’Father of the Nation, India also known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was born on October 2, 1869, and died on January 30, 1948. Gandhi was a great freedom fighter who played a significant role in achieving independence for India
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 7, 2012
HOUSE FIRE AND MARSHMALLOWS
As the coals from our barbecue burned down, our hosts passed out marshmallows and long roasting forks. Just then, two fire trucks roared by, sirens blaring, lights flashing. They stopped at a house right down the block. All twelve of us raced out of the back yard,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 26, 2011
THE STORY OF CATHERINE LAWES
"Don’t set foot in the prison," people told her, but Catherine Lawes, whose husband was the warden at Sing Sing in 1921, went anyway. The first time there was a prison basketball game, she went, 3 daughters in tow and sat in the bleachers with the inmates.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 15, 2010
The Golden Rule
Four men sit down together. In the discussion they start to speak about what is called “the Golden Rule,” and how it is understood.
The first speaks. “Leviticus 19 says, “Love your neighbour as yourself.” But who is my neighbour? The great rabbi Hillel, who is one of the main
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 9, 2010
Reason Why Helicopter Pilot Stopped a Massacre in Vietnam
I would like to close with another quote from Thomas Long, who relates an illustration that many of us hear this morning can recall. Long writes, and I quote: “The school where I teach gave an honorary degree several years ago to a man
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 7, 2009
DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
A number of years ago I was traveling in the western part of North Carolina, near the town of Bryson City. I had not had my license very long and had been given specific instructions by my family members concerning the road that I would find once I left the main highway. I
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 19, 2009
THE GOLDEN RULE AND THE HOLOCAUST
Living the Golden Rule is pretty simple isn’t it? It’s just being considerate, mindful, and thoughtful but sometimes to live the Golden Rule requires great moral courage. It requires a willingness to sacrifice.
In March of 1943, Bulgaria which had aligned
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 31, 2008
DO UNTO OTHERS
There is a story about a rather legalistic Seminary student who wanted to have a Scriptural basis for everything he did. He felt he was on solid ground if he could quote the Bible, book, chapter and verse to okay his actions.
He did all right with that until he began to fall in
Albert Tomei is a justice of the New York State Supreme Court. A young defendant was convicted in his court for gunning down another person, execution style. The murderer had a bad record, was no stranger to the system, and only stared in anger as the jury returned its guilty verdict.
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 3, 2003
"Let’s say you have an appointment in another city, and you need to fly there. You purchase your ticket on the internet, you get your confirmation with times and flight and gate numbers. But you are delayed enroute to the airport, and when you finally arrive, running through the airport you come
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Oct 30, 2000
Our house was directly across the street from the clinic entrance of John Hopkins in Baltimore. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to outpatients at the clinic.
One summer evening as I was fixing supper, there was a knock at the door. I opened it to see a truly awful looking man.