Contributed by Judah Thomas on May 15, 2002
A mature-looking lady had an appointment with a marriage counsellor, and told him flat out: "I would like to divorce my husband." To this, the counselor replied, "Well, do you have any grounds?" She answered, "Why yes. We have almost an acre." The puzzled counselor asked her, "You don’t understand.
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on May 20, 2002
Story has been told of a lion who was very proud and decided to take a walk one day to demonstrate his mastery over all the other creatures.
He strutted his way through the forest until he came across a bear, ‘WHO IS THE KING OF THE JUNGLE BEAR? ‘Why of course you are mighty lion’.
He went on
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2002
Being criticized is not a problem if you develop a positive way of dealing with it. Winston Churchill had the following words of Abe Lincoln framed on the wall of his office: "I do the very best I can, I mean to keep going. If the end brings me out all right, then what is said against me won’t
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jul 2, 2002
I heard a story about a girl who went off to college. She didn’t write very often, but on this one occasion she wrote her parents. When they got the letter they were elated. But when they opened it, it read,
"Dear mom & dad, I would have written sooner but all my stationery burned up when
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
A person who is angry on the right grounds, against the right persons, in the right manner, at the right moment, and for the right length of time deserves
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
How to turn a disagreement into a feud:
1. Be sure to develop and maintain a healthy fear of conflict, letting your own feelings build up so you are in an explosive frame of mind.
2. If you must state your concerns, be as vague and general as possible. Then the other person cannot do anything
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 26, 2002
There was a family who decided to move to the country.
They bought a ranch and made plans to raise cattle.
They completed the relocation process and set about building their ranch, and about six months later some friends came to see them.
They wanted to see the ranch and the cattle.
Contributed by Rob Morton on Jun 5, 2001
I NEED MORE CROSSES
One Sunday a minister was finishing up a series on marriage. At the end of the service he was giving out small wooden crosses to each married couple. He said, "Place this cross in the room in which you fight the most and you will be reminded of God’s commands and you
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 10, 2001
THE MEN’S THESAURUS
(men don’t always say what they mean) – excerpts:
When a man says: "IT’S A GUY THING"
He means: "There is no rational thought pattern connected with this, and you have no chance at all of making it logical"
When a man says "CAN I HELP WITH DINNER"
He means: "Why
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 18, 2001
While pastoring in West Texas, I learned to true meaning of Matthew 7:1, "Judge not..." I consider myself a friendly person. Our new neighbors were two truck drivers. One morning I spoke, and there was no response from the neighbor. I gave him the benefit of the doubt and tried again on another
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jul 23, 2001
When I was in Bible College I meet an interesting young man by the name of Shannon. What made him interesting were his looks. His hair was a different color each week, his ears were loaded with earrings, and he wore the big loose grunge style clothing. But the most interesting point of style was
Contributed by Rita Sims on Aug 4, 2001
A pastor went to visit some prospective members. It was a husband and wife and their son. At the beginning of the visit, it was a typical visit. They were getting to know each other, what they had done in their lives. Finally, the woman said, "I can’t stand it anymore. I’ve got to say
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 14, 2001
One night a wife found her husband standing over their infant’s crib. As she watched him looking down at their very first baby, she saw on his face a mixture of emotions: …disbelief, doubt, delight, amazement, enchantment, skepticism.
Touched by this unusual display and the deep emotions it
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Aug 14, 2001
"My aunt and uncle in Nebraska are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary this summer. My uncle says the secret to marital bliss can be summed up in two words:
I once saw a Peanuts cartoon in which it showed
Charlie Brown taking Snoopy his dinner which consisted of a
bowl full of dog food. When Charlie Brown got there
he found the dog in his usual position; asleep
on top of the dog house. Charlie Brown set the bowl down
and said, "Dinner is
Contributed by James Dunn on Feb 3, 2002
A lady once came to Billy Sunday and tried to rationalize her angry outbursts. "There’s nothing wrong with losing my temper," she said. "I blow up, and then it’s all over."
"So does a shotgun," Sunday
Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Feb 21, 2002
CONFLICT IN COMMUNITY
“The difference between spiritual and unspiritual community is not whether conflict exists, but is rather in our attitude toward it and our approach to handling it. When conflict is seen as an opportunity to draw more fully on spiritual resources, we have the
We must develop creative use of conflict.
Conflict is neither good nor bad, Conflict is neutral,
it is how we handle conflict that will bring us together or we will