Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Mar 15, 2011
MEETING WITH GOD IN A CESSPIT
Philip Yancey shared about "a conference on evangelism sponsored by Billy Graham in Manila. A Cambodian man mesmerized the audience with his story of daily meditation. Under the Pol Pot regime he was held in a concentration camp like those depicted in the movie
Contributed by Mark Beaird on Nov 2, 2000
President Franklin D. Roosevelt got tired of smiling that big smile and saying the usual things at all those White House receptions. So, one evening he decided to find out whether anybody was paying attention to what he was saying. As each person came up to him with extended hand, he flashed that
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jul 7, 2003
The clock is my dictator, I shall not rest.
It makes me lie down only when exhausted.
It leads me into deep depression.
It hounds my soul.
It leads me in circles of frenzy, for activities sake.
Even though I run frantically from task to task, I will never get it all done,
For my ideal is
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jul 27, 2003
I'M A DIFFERENT PERSON
“…that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind…”
When I still lived in California, and for a while was selling cars until I repented, I worked with a very lovely young woman named Sheri. We became good friends, because we were hired very close to the same time.
A middle-aged man was distraught over his wife’s stubborn refusal to admit she had a hearing problem. One day he asked his family doctor for advice how to convince his wife that she has this problem.
The doctor promptly told him that when he got home he was to confirm the
Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 30, 2000
Paul Little made this observation “I was frustrated out of my mind, trying to figure out the will of God. I was doing everything but getting
Contributed by David Moore on Apr 6, 2001
“The bloom of the hawthorn or White May looks like snow out in the country, but near the vast city or along the roadside its virgin whiteness is sadly stained. Too often contact with the world has just such an effect on our piety. We must make our way to the far-off garden of Paradise to see
Contributed by Mark Hensley on May 3, 2001
Can it be that the average person spends one-fifth of his or her life talking? That’s what the statistics say. If all of our words were put into print, the result would be this: a single day’s words would fill a 50-page book, while in a year’s time the average person’s words would fill 132 books of
Contributed by Andrew Schroer on May 6, 2001
You know, scientists hypothesize that if time travel were possible and we could go back 1000 years, one of the things that would shock us most would be the silence. Think about it. All the background noise of our modern world: television, telephones, radios, cars, planes, refrigerators...none of
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Aug 8, 2002
A man by the name of Von Neumann was a brilliant mathematician. He also had an incredible memory, His feats of memory are described by Herman Goldstine:
As far as I could tell, Von Neumann was able on once reading a book or article to quote it back verbatim; moreover he could do it years later
"Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a great number of intelligent
Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 24, 2012
There's conversation in the Peanuts comic strip between Peppermint Patty and her friend Marcie. They are walking to school and Peppermint Patty says, "I'm going to ask the teacher if I can be Mary in the Christmas play this year."
Marcie answers, "She already asked me, sir."
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Nov 20, 2002
Because of her late arrival at a railroad station, a lady had but five minutes to make connection with an outgoing train. As she ran toward the train, a Pullman car porter waved her to slow down and said, “Lady, you better take it easy or you are going to come down with Americanitis.” “What’s
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
A quiet morning with a loving God puts the events of the upcoming day into proper
Contributed by Mark Hiehle on Jul 10, 2001
Everyone put your hand out. Imagine with me that you have a lemon in your hand. Feel how cold it is since you just took it out of the refrigerator. Feel the two knobs on the ends? Ok, now take a knife and cut the lemon in half. Careful! Don’t cut yourself. Oh, look at the juice run down over
Contributed by Troy Borst on Jul 15, 2001
Time management from The Unleashing Connection, Winter 1990, p. 3
"In one year, the average American will read or complete 3,000 notices and forms, read 100 newspapers and 36 magazines, watch 2,463 hours of television, listen to 730 hours of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 6, 2003
THE BEST ESCAPE
Escapism is usually thought of as a bad thing, because it is a running away from reality. But we need to see there is much reality that we need to escape from. The stress and tension all around us is real, but we have no obligation to be in a state of constant reaction to it.
Contributed by Mark Beaird on Nov 2, 2000
IS GOD SPEAKING?
James Hamilton writes:
Before refrigerators, people used ice houses to preserve their food. Ice houses had thick walls, no windows, and a tightly fitted door. In winter, when streams and lakes were frozen, large blocks of ice were cut, hauled to the ice houses, and covered
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Mar 21, 2001
A.W. TOZAR: Contemplating the fact that more than 10,000 thoughts a day pass between our ears, ’Our thoughts not only reveal what we are, they predict what we will become. We will soon be the sum total of our thoughts’. The Holy Spirit
Help me to realize that it was not the healthy who reached out to you. They bunched up in crowds, but it was those who suffered greatly who reached out to grasp you. It was the people in the streets, not in the sitting rooms of society that groped for your garment. It was needy people. People