Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Aug 25, 2008
SPIRITUAL PICA'S DISEASE
We're all born with spiritual Pica’s Disease. Pica is the craving to eat what is not edible. When my wife was a nurse, she had a patient who had Pica. It is diagnosed when a person craves to eat things that are not considered food; they crave things such as wood
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 27, 2008
Trapping Wild Pigs
You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When
Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008
God believes in me; therefore, my situation is never hopeless.
God walks with me; therefore, I am never alone.
God is on my
Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Jul 31, 2011
We live in a world today that we should sift all our children’s activities and things that they are exposed to each day as though we were looking and inspecting the candy they get on Halloween night and throw out the things that look suspicious. I know it’s hard and most of the time just impossible
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Oct 13, 2011
GOD IS BUILDING A TESTIMONY
A young man in his 20s came to faith in Christ after many years of bad choices and consequences and of breaking the hearts of his mother and others around him. The reality of his genuine conversion was proven over the dramatic change that continued throughout his
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 30, 2009
GOD STILL SURPRISES US
Often God surprises us to our shame. I remember a couple that shared how they tried to witness and help their neighbor who was a raging alcoholic. They prayed for her and took her under their wing but she seemed hopeless. She might get clean for a little while, but then
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
NOT MY JOB
The names in this story have been changed out of respect for their privacy. Julie W told her family's story in a magazine article.
[My daughter], Allison, came home for the weekend. She opened the door, didn't speak, and dropped her duffel bag. Smudges of mascara circled her eyes.
Contributed by Ryan Yandris on Jan 8, 2009
Did you know that one out of five deaths are contributed to tobacco products?
Every 8 seconds someone in the world dies of tobacco.
Cigarette smoke contains 69 chemicals that are known to cause cancer.
1 out of 3 smokers will die from a tobacco related disease.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
In 2005, 184,400 Americans who were admitted to drug treatment programs (roughly 10% of the total) were over 50, up from 143,000, (8%) in 2001. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration foresees 4.4 million older substance abusers by 2020 vs. 1.7 million in
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 10, 2009
KEEPING THEM UP IN THE AIR
A pet store delivery truck driver was traveling down the road. Every time he came to a stoplight, he would get out of the truck and grab a 2 X 4. Then he’d run to the back and start beating on the truck’s back doors. This went on for several miles, and nobody could
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 12, 2009
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS AND CELEBRATE RECOVERY
By 1934, alcoholic Bill Wilson had ruined a promising Wall Street career because of his constant drunkenness. He was introduced to the idea of a spiritual cure by an old drinking buddy, Ebby Thacher. While in a hospital, Wilson underwent what he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2009
NEW GAMBLING ADDICTION TEMPTATIONS
Free online gaming could lead to the very real problem of gambling addiction. 33% of Oregon teens play free casino-type games online, according to the state’s Dept. of Human Services. The games
Contributed by Noal Atkinson on Jul 18, 2010
Why do chemists make sick people walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Aug 24, 2004
A member of Alcoholics Anonymous once sent columnist Ann Landers the following:
1. We drank for happiness and became unhappy.
We drank for joy and became miserable.
We drank for sociability and became argumentative.
We drank for sophistication and became obnoxious.
We drank for
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Aug 24, 2004
A juggler, driving to his next performance, is stopped by the police. “What are those machetes doing in your car?” asks the cop.
“I juggle them in my act.”
“Oh, yeah?” says the doubtful cop. “Let’s see you do it.” The juggler gets out and starts tossing and catching the knives.
Contributed by Dennis Jones on Oct 8, 2004
In closing I remember a time when I was walking in a town and saw a young lady that was to say the least intoxicated. She was having a serious problem walking, let alone know where she was going, or have a clue of how to get there. I carefully avoided her, as I was embarrassed at the thought of
Contributed by John Gerald on Nov 11, 2004
There is nothing more oppressive to the poor than having a provider who gambles their assets away. It is the poor, who are the least able to afford it, who are enticed into gambling away the little they have in hopes of greater gain. The casinos do not care who loses his money at their tables, nor
Several Years ago there was a movie that starred Nicolas Cage. It was about a New York City Cop who didn’t have enough money for a tip. He felt bad about it so he gave her a choice. She could wait until tomorrow and he would come back and bring her a few dollars or she could have half of
Pornography Addiction - Did you know?
a. ...that pornography consumption can be as mood altering and as addictive as narcotics? (Richard Drake, assistant professor at Brigham Young University College of Nursing) In fact, some studies have indicated that pornography can have the same effect on the
Pornography Addiction has a deadly progression says Tom Buford a converted porn addict, “Our thanks to Morality In Media for the use of the following information from Healing Sexual and Pornography Addictions by Dr. Victor Cline.”
1. FIRST STEP - ADDICTION - "The first change that happened was an