Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 7, 2002
James Calvert (1813-1892) was a zealous missionary to cannibals on the Fiji Islands. His faithful work bore fruit in the lives of those accustomed to taking the life of others. Years later and English earl visited the Fiji Islands and was critical of a chief’s conversion to Christianity. "You’re a
Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 9, 2002
A man came home one day to a cranky wife. Arriving at 6:30pm, he spent an hour trying to cheer her up. Then he had an idea. "Let’s start over and pretend I’m just getting home." He went outside and came back in. His wife
Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 9, 2002
The Cold Within by James Patrick Kinney
Six humans trapped by happenstance
In bleak and bitter cold.
Each one possessed a stick of wood
Or so the story’s told.
Their dying fire in need of logs
The first man held his back
For the faces around the fire
He noticed one was
Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 21, 2002
There is the story of the little girl who answered that love is when her daddy tucks her in to bead and reads a story to her – True love is when he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2002
It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us...Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 26, 2002
No Higher Duty
Henri Nouwen, the great spiritual writer was going to a monastery for a
retreat. The monks observed vows of silence and the retreat was to be
meditative and prayerful. Nouwen was delayed and was late getting to the
monastery on that miserable, rainy night. He rang the bell,
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 7, 2002
For many years Dr. Frances Schaeffer and his wife Edith ran a house of Christian hospitality and study in Switzerland called L’Abri. They opened their hearts and homes to hundreds of people seeking Biblical answers to life’s challenges. In her book What is a Family?
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 10, 2001
Labour mightily for a healing spirit. Away with all discriminating names whatever that may hinder the applying of balm to heal your wounds...Discord and division become no Christian. For wolves to worry the lambs is no wonder, but for one lamb to worry another,
Contributed by Steve Malone on Jul 23, 2002
A man went into a restaurant and ordered 2 full meals, the waitress said, “You must be hungry” He said, “no one’s for my brother,” and he pulled out of his pocket this little guy about 5 inches tall.
She said, “Is he real?”
“Can he walk?”
He said, “Hey Jake go get me
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 30, 2002
Kindness makes a person attractive. If you would win the world, melt it, do not
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Pollsters report that 72 percent of Americans don’t know their next-door neighbors.
Bill McKibben, in "the Age of Missing
Contributed by Michael Gibney on Aug 9, 2002
Several years ago, the Wall Street Journal carried a story about Sally, an overly conscientious youngster who made herself miserable over the smallest failures and setbacks.
Early one fall, while the leaves were still on the trees, there was an exceptionally heavy snowstorm. Sally’s
Contributed by Ruben Rivis on Aug 12, 2002
Earl Beaconsfield said, “Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing is to
Contributed by Wayne Dean Sr. on Aug 21, 2002
Peter Marshall has written a little poem which illustrates how children see the “diamond in the rough” as Jesus did. It goes like this:
“We have the nicest garbage man,
He empties out our garbage can.
He’s just as nice as he can be,
He always stops and talks to me.
“Johnny Cash once did an album called “American Recordings.” On the album cover is a picture of two dogs. One dog is black with a white stripe. The other dog is white with a black stripe. The two dogs are meant to say something about to say something about Johnny Cash.
In an interview with
Years ago, when I was a student pastor, one of my members really caught me off guard. One night after Bible study, she stopped me on the front steps of the church and said, “I want to give you some flowers”. I was puzzled because I did not see any flowers. Of course, she was not talking about
Contributed by James Botts on Sep 1, 2002
Love is a very popular word in our society.
2,652 book titles regarding “Heaven,”
10,304 for “Money,”
16,765 for “Sex,”
18,818 for “God,” and
30,066 for “Love.”
Love is one of the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 3, 2002
A PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICER'S SEPTEMBER 11TH EXPERIENCE
I am a Philadelphia Police Officer. I am married with a wonderful son. On September 11th, I (like most of my fellow Americans) witnessed the senseless slaughter of human life. The department was put on high alert and our tours of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 3, 2002
REMEMBER OUR SURVIVORS
Can you hear me? Can you hear my friends and I? We’re crying out to you from underneath the rubble and debris, from down under the dust and stones... please tell us that we have not been left alone- please comfort our souls to know that though we cannot return, that you
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 14, 2002
THE TEST OF GOODNESS
The supreme test of goodness is not in the greater but in the smaller incidents of our character and practice; not what we are when standing in the searchlight of public scrutiny, but when we reach the firelight flicker of our homes; not what we are when some clarion-call