Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2008
Hope of a Good Day
Max Lucado, preacher and writer, teaches that "every day deserves a chance." He feels so strongly about it, he wrote a book with the same title. Regardless of what is in our day, if we give it a chance, it can become a "good" day. Of course, coupled with this thought is the
When was the last time you heard a good word from a total stranger? Some years back, as I was walking from the parking lot to the building where I worked at the time, that very thing happened to me.
Usually there isn’t much interaction between people walking and the drivers or passengers, but
Contributed by Glenn Hickey on Jan 25, 2008
It had been a good day in Mosul, Iraq. Five So. Baptist workers were making progress toward a water purification project. They had met with officials and laughed with new Iraqi friends. They were headed home for a night’s rest before starting again the next morning. But they never made it
Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
I love the story of the lady that was in a terrible battle with cancer. She made a choice:
THIS IS GOING TO BE A WONDERFUL DAY.
She decided she was going to MAKE THE CHOICE TO BE THANKFUL and LOVE
Contributed by James Snyder on Nov 2, 2019
Lately, I have been getting behind in my work schedule. Just when I think I am caught up, I discover something I had forgotten about.
If only I could forget what I forgot, I would be happy. I am pretty close to being a master at the “O, I simply forgot about that” excuse.
Getting away with it
Good Morning, This Is God! I will be handling your schedule today.
If I need your help, I’ll let
"The properties of healing are not found just within our bodies. They are also present in our minds and souls. God provided us with the ability to heal from emotional trauma and tragedy. When we lose someone we love, we are devastated; we mourn and grieve while wondering if our days will ever be
Contributed by Ken Pell on Sep 17, 2007
A couple taking a cruise on a transatlantic ocean liner awoke one morning and saw dark, threatening clouds on the horizon. They decided this would be a good day to have breakfast in the room so they called for room service.
When the steward arrived with their meal he made a comment about the
Contributed by Paul Clemente on Oct 24, 2008
As I was praying recently at a nearby beach, a man walked by with a big smile on his face and said to me "Good Morning!"
I noticed he had one artificial leg and he had been walking by the beach. I noticed on the sand behind him one footprint and a track where the man had been dragging his one
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on May 20, 2008
Rosanna P. Smith said, After picking up our three-year-old on her first day of nursery school, my husband left the following message on my voice mail at work:
"Hi, honey. The good news is that Amanda got through her first day at school. The bad news is the teacher wants to meet with us.
Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Feb 18, 2009
Alistair MacLean quotes a story from Tauler, the German mystic. One day Tauler met a beggar. “God give you a good day, my friend.” He said. The beggar answered. “I thank God I never had a bad one.” Then Tauler said, “God give you a happy life, my friend.” “I thank God,” said the beggar, “I am never
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
KINGDOM IN MY HEART
Alistair MacLean quotes a story from Tauler, the German mystic:
One day Tauler met a beggar. "God give you a good day, my friend." he said. The beggar answered, "I thank God I never had a bad one."
Then Tauler said, "God give you a happy life, my friend." "I thank
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 19, 2004
Speaking about the topic dealt with in this psalm, Bro. J. Vernon McGee tells the story of how he and his wife lost their first child in the hospital. He gives the following account:
I only heard the cry of that little one. All she ever did in her life was cry. I shall never forget the day
I purchased this doll a few years back when I visited in Russia. It’s called a Matryoshka doll (Russian Nesting doll). (taking dolls apart) If you’re familiar with these dolls, you know that you open up one and there’s another inside … and so on and so on.
This continues until you get to the
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jan 1, 2009
THE ODE TO THE INNKEEPER
The Innkeeper stands, he is guarding the door
He's got all he wants, he has room for no more
'O yes, there's a stable, not fit for a king
Have that if you like, it don't mean a thing.
But don't come inside, I've so much to do
I haven't the time to listen to
Contributed by Don Hawks on Oct 28, 2007
There’s an old story of a man and his grand-daughter who go for a walk to the local town park. The man and girl are sitting on a park bench sharing an afternoon snack when they are approached by a traveler.
"Good sir, please tell me. Is this a friendly town? I’ve had the misfortune to live in a
There are a lot of golfers out there who have convinced themselves that it is OK to cheat, they even came up with a name for it so that it didn’t sound so bad. It’s called a Mulligan, a do over, a second chance.
Here is how it goes. You step up to the tee box to hit the ball and
Contributed by John Quigley on May 29, 2007
Dealing with people is so very difficult, this week on Thursday as I was working on my sermon for today, my computer system went down. I was no longer able to connect to the internet, I was studying for the sermon and I was no longer able to do so. I called the folks at Wild Blue and told them what
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 3, 2011
REFINING SAP TO MAPLE SYRUP
Dr. David Osborn at Denver Seminary says, "Too often we try to use God to change our circumstances, while He is using our circumstances to change us." (Compass, April 2003) You see, God is right now in the process of making us like Christ.
Think of the process of
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jun 25, 2008
IN THE END, WHAT IS IT THAT HONESTLY, REALLY MATTERS?
When I was a student chaplain at a hospital in Philadelphia, I spent a great deal of my time in the geriatric wing. The general routine was to start the shift by checking in with all the patients on the floor to see if anyone needed to talk