Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 28, 2008
TONY EVANS ON GETTING UN-STUCK
Tony Evans, a popular black preacher from down in Texas, spoke of being on an elevator in a high-rise building. He said he’d never been particularly comfortable on such elevators. There was something about riding up and down in a little box several hundred feet off
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 16, 2008
LET THERE BE PEACE
"Those kids will drive you crazy!"
That's what the old man's friends told him when he bought the small, well kept house just down the street from the local junior high school. Contrary to their warnings though, the man's first few weeks in his new house went without a
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 27, 2008
When it comes to being on the alert and ready at any moment to do the job, it's hard to beat the Pony Express.
This historically famous mail service between St. Joseph, Missouri, and California depended on constant movement and readiness.
Relay stations were established every
Contributed by Luis Marquez on Jun 10, 2008
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CLING TO THE ROCK
Escuché la historia de un barco que naufragó. Un tripulante pudo salvarse subiendo a una roca que inconmovible se oponía al embate de las olas. Temblando el pobre náufrago se aferró a la misma. Al poco tiempo fue rescatado de este lugar por otro
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
FOLLOW THE TRAIL
In 1949, Mao Tse-Tung ran through China in a marauding storm. His communist army was wiping out anything in their path that would hinder an unrestrained dictatorship of communism. In the path of this malicious army, a CIA operative Douglas Mackiernan had to flee for his life.
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jul 27, 2008
"I can plod," said William Carey, the father of modern missions. "That is my only genius. I can persevere in any
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 8, 2008
I am told as a young man Winston Churchhill was in a heated battle. The war planes were dropping bombs all around the soldiers assignments. Several died, but many were running away and hiding and not following commands. One soldier ran past Winston Churchhill. The soldier asked if
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
Robert Morgan tells a story that took place on the Sunday after the Titanic sank. It happened in Belfast, where the great ship was built. Naturally, the townspeople were devastated. Men met on the city's streets, grasped each other's hands, burst into tears and parted without speaking
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
ABOVE THE CIRCUMSTANCES
David and Becky Guinn have been on my mind this past week. In 1997, the Lord blessed me to go with David on a mission trip to Ukraine. It was a life-changing experience for me. David and Becky deeply love the Lord. They have faithfully served the Lord for years in college
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Aug 13, 2008
Johnny Fulton was run over by a car at the age of three. He suffered crushed hips, broken ribs, a fractured skull, and compound fractures in his legs. It did not look as if he would live. But he would not give up. In fact, he later ran the half-mile in less than two
Contributed by Betty Johnson on Aug 18, 2008
GO AT IT AGAIN
When the young Theodore Edison was experimenting with a "glass bottle bomb" in his father's lab one day, the experiment exploded, and some of the glass from the bottle got stuck in the young Edison's hand. While his father, Thomas Edison, was caring for his son's hand, the boy
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Aug 27, 2008
Coming in Last
Discouragement cramps our momentum; the heat-stroke of opposition can drain our stamina and motivation. Running into obstacles that drive our faces in the asphalt of reality make it hard to get back up.
Our stories are not unlike Felicians Hopfner-Hibb's or Simon Whitfield's.
Pressing Through the Pain
Too many young Christians expect endurance to come quickly and easily.
We bought a trampoline this summer for the girls. I love it too. The first time I got on that thing I thought I would have a heart attack. I've been using my legs for 40 years, but they were on
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 10, 2008
There is a scene in The Dark Knight (available from wingclips.com) where Bruce Wayne and Alfred discuss Batman's previous nights escapades. Batman had gotten beat up a little. Alfred
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 9, 2008
Have you heard of the Ironman Triathlon? It’s held every fall in the US city of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, the race encompasses three endurance events; a 2.4 mile ocean swim in Kailua-Kona Bay, a 112 mile bike ride across the Hawaiian lava desert to Hawi and back, and then to top it
Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 15, 2008
This past week I read about a first-grade teacher who was having a difficult day. It had rained that entire day and the children couldn’t go out for recess, so they got more and more restless and hyperactive as the day wore on. The teacher couldn’t wait for the bell to ring at 3
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Oct 27, 2008
Gary Martin, author of Meanings and Origins provides us with the US origin of the phrase. He traced the earliest known printed reference to 1921. At the time it spoke of 'recent panics' in Arizona. The 'recent panics' referred to in that citation was the Bisbee deportations of 1917. Martin
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
The Persistence in Forgiveness
After sixteen years as a missionary on the continent of Africa. David Livingstone returned Scotland to address the students at Glasgow University. His body had been ravaged by some 27 fevers that had overtaken him during his years of service. One arm hung useless
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Sep 13, 2009
LINCOLN: KEEP TRYING
Let me tell you about a man who made a disastrous first attempt in the world of business. He switched to politics but within only one year that did not work out either. He tried his hand for a second time at business, but failed again. That meant 3 failures in 3 years, (time