Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 4, 2001
The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful and costly tombs ever built, but there is something fascinating about its beginnings. In 1629, when the favorite wife of Indian ruler Shah Jahan died, he ordered that a magnificent tomb be built as a memorial for her. The shah placed his wife’s casket in
Contributed by Charlie Roberts on Dec 25, 2018
Story of Sam the dog,
Growing up we had a farm dog and his name was Sam. Sam never had any of the frills dogs nowadays enjoy. Sam was never allowed to beg at the table, because Sam was never allowed in the house and was only fed table scraps my mom turned into some kind of gravy
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jul 3, 2003
In an article entitled, “Mosaic and Ancient Near Eastern Laws,” (from the www.theology.edu/Eqypt3) we read that the Code of Hammurabbi and the Mosaic code “differ in their moral code.” “In the Hebrew laws, a greater value is generally placed on human life, and the Babylonian code has nothing in it
Contributed by Kathy Findley on Oct 25, 2003
In the wonderfully reflective book entitled, The Prophet, one can contemplate these words:
The woman questioned the one she called Prophet of God, saying:
“Speak to us now of Joy and Sorrow”. And he answered:
The same well from which your laughter rises was often times filled with your tears.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"Children are entitled to their otherness, as anyone is; and when we reach them, as we sometimes do, it is generally on a point of sheer
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
There is a poem entitled “A Prayer For the Future” quoted by Sir Frances Drake, it said and I quote,
Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, when we arrive safely because we have sailed too close to the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2008
There is a book by Michael Lewis entitled The Blind Side. It is a true story based in Memphis which is my hometown. The central character is a black athlete named Michael Oher (pronounced ’oar’). Oher now plays left tackle for the University of Mississippi and is a pre-season All American and
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Feb 27, 2005
In Judith Viorst’s book for children entitled I’ll Fix Anthony, Anthony’s younger brother complains about the way his older brother treats him. The little brother says: “My brother Anthony can read books now, but he won’t read any books to me. He plays checkers with Bruce from his school. But
Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 28, 2003
Consider this short poem entitled “Power of Words:”
A careless word may kindle strife
A cruel word may wreak a life
A bitter word may hate instill
A brutal word may smite and kill
A gracious word may smooth the way
A joyous word
In a recent article entitled “The Gym of the Soul” on CitizenLink.com, there is a quote from someone who says, “No matter what, you can overcome your past. With help, if you look to God, you can overcome your past and be reborn.” But it was not a preacher who was quoted, rather it was someone you
. Robert Russell in his sermon entitled “Releasing Resentment” tells this story: “When I was at the Eddyville State Penitentiary several weeks ago, I learned about Paul Stevens. Paul Stevens’s daughter was stabbed to death by a neighbor in Evansville, Indiana, years ago. Paul spent nearly a
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Jul 8, 2006
In a book entitled "Quiet Talks on Service", written by a man named Dr. S. D. Gordon, a fantasy is painted for is that is strikingly poignant and says much. Dr. Gordon shows Jesus walking down the golden streets of heaven. He has just returned from earth in His ascension. All heaven is eager to
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 19, 2006
Several years ago there was a movie entitled "Fatal Attraction" in which a man finds himself attracted to another woman. He yields to this temptation, no doubt thinking that it will be a brief encounter. Instead, he finds himself trapped in an affair that threatens to destroy his entire life.
Contributed by Jay Winters on Oct 16, 2006
Arthur Miller, in a play entitled “After the Fall,” describes how we might look at ourselves in this heart attack moment of Lent, when he describes coming home from war. “One day the house smells of fresh bread, the next of smoke and blood. One day you faint because the gardener cuts his finger
Contributed by David Limiero on Jun 5, 2001
The Mineola Messenger printed an article entitled "Children and Their Changing Attitude Towards Their Parents." Let me read it to you:
Age 4: "My parents can do anything"
Age 8: "There might be one or two things they don’t know."
Age 12: "Naturally, my parents don’t understand."
Contributed by Melvin Newland on May 15, 2001
I came across an article that was entitled, “Is it better to be a jock or a nerd?”
The article was about Michael Jordan, & it was written last year before he retired from professional basketball, playing for the Chicago Bulls. It pointed out that Michael Jordan received about $300,000 for
Contributed by Lynn Malone on Sep 12, 2005
Listen to the words of this poem entitled, "The View." I don't know the author, but the words are striking.
Jesus went upon the mount that day
To begin his ministry.
He gazed across the fertile ground,
And what did he see?
He looked upon the countless faces;
He saw the pain of un-numbered
A column entitled “Lite Fare” that appeared in The Christian Reader shares this story by Sherrie Murphree of Odessa, Texas: “My husband has an almost boundless appetite for ice cream, and it was obvious at a Sunday school party where he helped himself to a good sample of every flavor available.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
In an article entitled “Lessons from A Tavern,” Chuck Swindoll writes: “An old Marine Corps buddy of mine, to my pleasant surprise, came to know Christ after he was discharged. I say surprise because he cursed loudly, fought hard, chased women, drank heavily, loved war and weapons, and hated chapel