Contributed by Paul Wallace on Aug 14, 2007
"What do you want on your Tombstone?,"
Do you remember the 1995 ads where an executioner asks a condemned man. "Cheese and pepperoni," the man replies in a memorable television commercial for the fastest-growing frozen pizza manufacturer in the United States. Seriously what do you want on your
Contributed by Ronnie Knight on May 9, 2008
John was born in 1917 in Brooklin, Massachusetts. He attended school at Harvard University. He was the author of two books. One was his thesis at Harvard, which was entitled Why England Slept. The other was Profiles in Courage, which won him a Pulitzer Price.
He was the Captain of a PT boat in
Contributed by Ronnie Knight on May 9, 2008
Robert Green was born June 5th, 1935. After high school he joined the US Navy from which he retired. He was a good husband, a wonderful father of two children, and the best uncle a boy could have ever had. After retiring from the Navy, Uncle Bobby settled his family in Panama City, Florida where he
Contributed by Don Hawks on Aug 2, 2008
You may have heard about the death of 47 year old Carnegie Mellon University computer-science professor Randy Pausch last week from pancreatic cancer. Pausch was most famous for his "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" speech made last fall just after he learned he had months
Bud's Last Chance
Bud wasn't a church-going man. His wife was. She was panicked when she called me one day.
"Pastor Brian, please come quickly, Bud's in trouble."
Now, I had been visiting Bud in the hospital for some time and he had never shown any desire for the Lord…but he did now.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 6, 2008
Mark Twain expressed thoughts about the meaningless of life in view of man’s inevitable death. Shortly before his death, he wrote, "A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle;...they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Feb 14, 2009
THE LAST INVITATION
While pastoring at the FBC of Cherryville, North Carolina, a disturbance was observed, and shortly afterward a man was taken from the balcony of the church [and placed] in an ambulance. He was dead before they got him to the hospital. He died before the invitation could be
Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 31, 2000
Do you remember the story of Samuel Upham on his deathbed? Samuel Upham had been a professor at Drew Theological Seminary for years and as he lay dying, friends gathered about. The question arose as to whether he was still living or not. Someone
advised, "Feel his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 1, 2001
How many of you remember The Pillsbury Dough Boy? Cute ... Cuddly ... and wanted for attempted murder.
A woman in Arkansas was sitting in her car in a grocery store parking lot when she heard a loud bang. She felt a sharp pain in the back of her head. She was holding her hands behind her
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 23, 2001
An ancient story is told about a slave who traveled with his master to Baghdad. As he walked the busy streets he found himself in the market place where he saw Death in human form. Death looked at him with such a piercing look that it frightened the slave, & he interpreted that look to mean that
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 11, 2002
During my Army days it was common for soldiers to go on ahead of their families when they received orders for a new assignment. After they signed for quarters and settled in, the rest of the family would rejoin them. One
Contributed by Timothy Mills on Oct 24, 2002
When I was about 15 years old, my Dad worked part time for a mortuary. The funeral director sent Dad to Detroit to get the new hearse for them. As we drove cross country, I would roll out my sleeping bag in the back compartment of the hearse. This resulted in several interesting events. One was
Contributed by Sol Madlambayan on Nov 30, 2002
According to the study made by Paul Lee Tan: “the murder rate in the U.S is roughly 10,000 per year- more than one per hour everyday in the year. In all the wars in the nations’ history, 530,000 US combatants have been killed; but
Contributed by Karl Eckhoff on Dec 31, 2002
"A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle;...they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; ...those they love are taken from them, and the joy of life is turned to aching grief. It (the
You were made to last forever.
God has planted eternity in the heart (Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT).
I loved drama in junior high school. I enjoyed being in several plays at North Middle School in Everett, Washington. Before performing for the school or parents, we would always have a dress
Contributed by Troy Borst on Nov 26, 2003
ILLUSTRATION… Governor John Connally Quote
I was reading recently of events that happened back in 1963 when John F Kennedy was tragically gunned down. It was the Texas Governor of the time John Connally who was wounded in the gun attack. He and his wife Nellie were in the motorcade that day. In
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Apr 1, 2004
There was a tour group that was going to the top of the Empire State Building. At about the 102nd floor, a woman asked the tour guide, “If the cables on this elevator break, do we go up or down?
Contributed by David Hill on Jul 8, 2004
A man went to his doctor to find out why he had been having such severe headaches. The doctor ran some tests and after a few hours called the man into his office. "I have terrible news," he told the patient. "Your condition is terminal." "Oh, no!? the man cried. "How long do I have?" "Ten ..."
Contributed by Thomas Black on Feb 2, 2005
Greek Philosopher Epicurus is quoted as saying, "The art of living well and the
Contributed by Donald Stevens on May 12, 2005
I got this story recently in an email and felt it had to be shared with all of you.
It is a story as told by a young lady who also happened to be a Sunday School teacher.
It goes like this. I was testing the children in my Sunday school class one morning, to see if they understood the concept of