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  • Accepting Or Complaining

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 16, 2009

    ACCEPTING OR COMPLAINING In 2002, Lisa Beamer was interviewed by a writer for Today’s Christian Woman. She was asked "What happened to you on 9-11?" Lisa gave some details of the early part of that day and then says, "As soon as I heard that (it had been her husband’s flight), I cried out 'No!' ...read more

  • Complaining On The Day Of ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 30, 2009

    Complaining on the Day of Judgment The story is told of billions of people scattered on a great plain before Almighty God’s Throne. Some of the groups near the front talked heatedly - not with cringing shame; but, with belligerence. "How can God Judge us?" said one. "What does He know about ...read more

  • Coping With Complaining

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 21, 2012

    COPING WITH COMPLAINING How do you cope with complaining, nagging, whine-baby people? Internet discussion board posted this: Why do people complain so much? I know it's a natural thing but it has to be unhealthy. At my job people never stop complaining. Every day it's either too hot or too ...read more

  • Jim Rhodes: God's Complainer  PRO

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 16, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Jim Rhodes: God’s Complainer Driving through Mineral Wells, Texas, one afternoon in 1994, Jim Rhodes noticed many buildings standing vacant due to the shutdown of a local military base. "I always complain to God about things that bother me," says Rhodes, "so I asked him, ’Why aren’t these ...read more

  • Complaining Is Remedied By Thankfulness  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 3, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    COMPLAINING IS REMEDIED BY THANKFULNESS Turn back again to the book of Exodus—Exodus chapter 34. The cure for complaining is not found in changing our circumstances, but rather gaining a proper view of God. · Do you really believe that God has your best interests at heart? · Do you really ...read more

  • Working Hard At Complaining  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 30, 2002
    based on 16 ratings

    WORKING HARD AT COMPLAINING There was a lady who lived alone in a suburban apartment complex. Upset at the noise from the adjacent apartment that she claimed was disturbing her, she immediately picked up the phone and called her landlord. “You need to get up here right away,” she told him. ...read more

  • Gratitude Is Riches. Complaining Is Poverty. ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    "Gratitude is riches. Complaining is poverty. Instead of complaining about whats ...read more

  • The Donkey And The Complaining Wife

    Contributed by Shine Thomas on May 7, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    THE DONKEY AND THE COMPLAINING WIFE I once heard of a farmer who had a complaining wife. From morning till night she would complain about something or the other. The only time he got relief was when he went to the farm with his donkey. One day as he was plowing, his wife brought him lunch. ...read more

  • The Pessimist Complains About The Wind; The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2002
    based on 1 rating

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts ...read more

  • Por Un Dólar — For A Dollar

    Contributed by Fernando Ocampo on Jun 3, 2008

    (ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS) Cierto hombre vino un día a la iglesia con su familia. Cuando iban de regreso a casa comenzó a quejarse de esta manera: "la música estaba demasiado alta, el sermón fue demasiado largo. El que dio los anuncios parecía que ni el mismo sabía lo que decía. Como es ...read more

  • My Brother-In-Law, Bob, Works In The San Angelo ...

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Nov 25, 2008

    My brother-in-law, Bob, works in the San Angelo school district. He said one day a bunch of the staff were car-pooling from one place to another for a meeting. When he got in his truck, a guy he didn't even know jumped in the passenger seat and said, "I'm riding with you. You're the only one of ...read more

  • Wesley And Criticism  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    WESLEY AND CRITICISM John Wesley was a great English preacher of the 1700’s. He was considered a rather spiffy dresser. One Sunday morning he wore a bow tie that had long ribbons that hung downward. After the sermon was over a lady walked up to him and said, "Brother Wesley, are you open to some ...read more

  • Would You Look At That...  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 10, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    "WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT..." The story is told of an old man whose grandson rode a donkey while they were traveling from one city to another. The old man heard some people mumbling, "Would you look at that old man walking, suffering on his feet, while that strong young boy is totally capable of ...read more

  • Could Be Worse

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    COULD BE WORSE Some years ago, Charles Schulz pictured Charlie Brown bringing out Snoopy’s dinner on Thanksgiving Day, but it was just his usual dog food in a bowl. So, Snoopy took one look at the dog food and said, "This isn’t fair. The rest of the world today is eating turkey with all the ...read more

  • No Substitutions

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Apr 21, 2009

    NO SUBSTITUTIONS We had been living in New Jersey for about three weeks and were wanting to try out different things to get the "East Coast" experience. We both grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and honestly, New Jersey was a complete mystery to us. Some friends recommended that we eat at a ...read more

  • Your Grumbling Goes With You

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jun 15, 2009

    YOUR GRUMBLING GOES WITH YOU There was a boy named Grumble Tone who ran away to sea, "I’m sick of things on land," he said, "as sick as I can be; A life upon the bounding wave will suit a lad like me!" The seething ocean billows failed to stimulate his mirth, For he did not like the vessel, ...read more

  • A Guide At Blarney Castle In Ireland Was ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 21, 2001
    based on 167 ratings

    A guide at Blarney Castle in Ireland was explaining to some visitors that his job was not always as pleasant as it seemed. He told them about a group of disgruntled tourists he had taken to the castle earlier in the week. "These people were complaining about everything," he said. "They didn’t ...read more

  • Supremacy Clause

    Contributed by Jason Bonnicksen on Mar 15, 2011

    SUPREMACY CLAUSE A number of weeks ago, I jokingly said that everyone in my family had a license for something in life. The one license my folks said was solely mine was the complaining license. Dad would say: “Stop your fussing,” and if I didn’t, he’d pick on me and saying: “I don’t like ...read more

  • Trying To Help  PRO

    Contributed by T. Brent Long on Mar 20, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    TRYING TO HELP An older man approached a young stranger in the post office and asked, "Sir, would you address this postcard and write a short note for me? I have such a difficult time writing these days." The younger man gladly did so, and when he was finished, he asked the older gentleman, ...read more

  • Forgive Me When I ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 24, 2012

    FORGIVE ME WHEN I WHINE Today upon a bus, I saw a lovely maid with golden hair; I envied her -- she seemed so gay, and how, I wished I were so fair; When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle; she had one foot and wore a crutch, but as she passed, a smile. Oh God, forgive me ...read more