Contributed by Timothy Smith on Sep 10, 2005
In the movie “Shawshank Redemption,” an old prisoner, Brooks Handlin, acts unreasonable and threatens to take another prisoner’s life. They find out that the reason Brooks has reacted this way is that he’s scared. Scared because his parole has been approved. You see those outside of Shawshank see
I am Tired
I am tired checking the time
Hurrying to move on
To complete one task
Move on to another.
I am tired seeing men suffering
I am tired going to funerals
Seeing grown men cry
And big women hold their bellies
I am tired!!
I am tired of men killing men
Contributed by James O. Davis on Oct 28, 2003
A fierce battle was raging during the Civil War in the 1860s. General Sherman was leading the northern troops on a path from Chattanooga to Atlanta and on to the ocean. He was burning everything in his path. In time, he was involved in a strategic battle at Fort Altoona. The confederates, under
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2009
Crimean War Heroes Honored by Queen Victoria
After the Crimean War, a great celebration was held in London to honor the heroes wounded in battle. Queen Victoria was present to give out the medals. Some of the soldiers appeared with empty sleeves, some came on crutches, and some had bandaged
Contributed by B H Grace on Jul 13, 2001
Today in Sunday School the teacher told us a story about Gaylord and his old dog that wouldn’t bite anybody. Seems that the dog liked to run alongside when Gaylord rode his bike. Gaylord either did not have a chain guard on the bike or this was in the days when they did not use them. Anyway, one
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Oct 13, 2012
It is fitting that we begin with a true story involving three main characters: an elderly man nearing death, a kindhearted woman in robust health, and a deceased boy very much alive.
Five months earlier, physicians had diagnosed sixty-five-year-old Vernon Samuels with terminal lung cancer. They
Contributed by Tim Smith on May 11, 2014
What do these dates have in common (1248, 1306, 1689, 1792, 1836, 1844, 1914, 1936, 1960, 1974, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 2011)? They all represent the times in which people predicted that the second coming of Christ would occur. No one, not even Jesus knows the exact time of Christ’s coming.
Contributed by John Crowe on Jul 17, 2014
My 5-year-old great – grandson, Travis, and his mother had a conversation about heaven.
“Mom, I don’t think I want to go to heaven.”
“Sure you do.”
“No. I don’t think so.”
“But why not?”
“I think I’ll be hungry.”
“No, baby. Jesus will make sure to feed you.”
“I know, but Jesus feeds
Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 17, 2021
Derrick Johnson of the Regeneration singing group told a story about his daughter, Debbie. When Debbie was 4 years old, she got lost in a crowded supermarket. After an anxious search, she was found only one aisle over from her mother, but she was petrified. For a long time after that, she was
The exact dimensions of the New Heaven are measured by an angel and reported to be 12,000 stadia, the equivalent of 1,400 miles or 2,200 kilometers, in length, width, and height (Revelation 21:15-16). Even though these proportions may have symbolic importance, this doesn’t mean they can’t be
Politics always competes with religion (joining it, tolerating it when it must, and absorbing it when it can) in order to promise, if not a life beyond, then a new deal on this earth, and a leader smiling charismatically from the