Contributed by Johnny Carver on Apr 12, 2002
Helen Keller (born blind and deaf) was asked, “What is the greatest calamity?” She
Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Apr 17, 2002
They took away what should have been my eyes,
(But I remembered Milton’s Paradise).
They took away what should have been my ears,
(Beethoven came and wiped away my tears).
They took away what should have been my tongue,
(But I had walked with God when I was young).
Contributed by Terry Cavanaugh on Apr 26, 2002
Tommy Tenney, in his new book tells this story.
He believes that God spoke to him and said, “You know, Tommy, your favorite worship services and My favorite services are not the same. You leave you services full and satisfied, but when you leave, I’m still hungry.”
He writes, “God whispered
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 31, 2002
A woman once wrote that at a garage sale she had spotted a handsome antique copper kettle for only $2.50. It was badly tarnished, so she asked the woman running the sale if the discoloration would come out.
She cheerfully offered to try some copper cleaner on it and disappeared with it into the
Contributed by Jerry Falwell on May 15, 2002
George Gallup, the man who continually polls Americans says, “Our society is coming to the end of its emotional resources.” He says when that happens, “It is inevitable that people
I CANNOT CALL YOU FRIEND!
My friend, I stand in judgment now.
And I fill that you are to blame somehow.
On earth I walked with you day by day.
But never did you point the way.
You knew the LORD,
In His truth and His glory.
But never did you share the story! ?
My knowledge then
Contributed by Kent Lenard on Jun 29, 2002
As a schoolboy, one of Red Skelton’s teachers explained the words and meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance to his class. Skelton later wrote down, and eventually recorded, his recollection of this lecture. It’s followed by an observation of his own.
I - - Me; an individual; a committee of
GOD'S HOMING DEVICE
It is interesting to note how many creatures of nature have what scientists have called a homing instinct.
“The question has sometimes been raised whether or not man ever possessed this same homing instinct and lost it through the ages in his preoccupation with other
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 3, 2002
God Reaches Out to Find Us
During an Aug. 4 Sunday school class at National Presbyterian Church, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice described how she had drifted from her Christian faith -- and how God reached out and brought her back:
"I was a preacher’s kid, so Sundays were church,
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Oct 18, 2002
DEAD IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
Several years ago a movie came out called “Death Becomes Her”. I don’t recommend it. It was dark humor at best, but the few funny parts weren’t worth the cost of the movie rental; much less, a theatre ticket.
But the basic premise of the movie turns out to be a
Contributed by James May on Oct 20, 2002
There is a movie that was recently produced that was titled “Shallow Hal”. In that movie, Hal was given a gift of seeing a woman, not as she physically looked but as their heart would appear. There were some who were over weight, some who were not so physically appealing to the normal observer,
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 25, 2002
THE TRUE CHRISTMAS LONGING
C.S. Lewis writes in “Mere Christianity”:
“Most people, if they had really learned to look into their own hearts, would know that they do want, and want acutely, something that cannot be had in this world. There are all sorts of things in this world that offer to
Contributed by Andrew Hamilton on Oct 25, 2002
She says “For what its worth I am as screwed up as anyone else. I’m often plagued by self doubt and fears. I’m rarely satisfied with anything I do and sometimes I feel like the life I’ve built since Def FX broke up is a house of cards that could blow down at any minute.” She goes on to say
Contributed by Bill Bendert on Oct 28, 2002
OUR GREATEST DESIRE
In the first Harry Potter book (and movie), Harry stumbles on a mirror in Hogwarts castle. It is the mirror of Erised. Erised, of course, is the word "desire" written backwards, as if seen in a mirror.
This magical mirror shows the one looking into it whatever they
Contributed by William Norman on Nov 4, 2002
Elie Wiesel, Nobel prize winner and author is a Holocaust survivor. He tells the story of two men and a youth who were hung at a Nazi concentration camp. All of the prisoners, including Wiesel, were paraded to the gallows to witness this horror. The older men died quickly, but the death throes of
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Nov 10, 2002
John Donne was an English cleric and poet of exceeding intellect who lived his adult life in the early 1600’s. King James I appointed him the dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. But in 1623 he became ill and felt he was dying of the plague, which was taking so many lives at that time. While
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Dec 3, 2002
THE BEST CHANGE
Our world has changed dramatically in the past 100 years, and futurists predict that even greater changes are coming. Consider these facts:
We now watch as routine space shuttles that propel people into space and land routinely. Yet, it was under 100 years ago that the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 9, 2002
John Powell, a professor at Loyola University in Chicago writes about a student named Tommy in his Theology of Faith class:
Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university
students file into the classroom for our first session
in the Theology of Faith. That was the day I first saw
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 10, 2002
I WILL SAVE YOU
John Piper puts it this way:
If we only knew it, every one of us is stranded on an ice face in Greenland, and the wind is blowing fiercely. Our position is so precarious that even if we inhale too deeply our weight will shift and we will plunge to our destruction. God comes to
Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Dec 28, 2002
In one of his meetings, D.L. Moody was explaining to his audience the truth that we cannot bring about spiritual changes in our lives by our own strength. He demonstrated the principal like this: “Tell me,” he said to his audience, “how can I get the air out of the tumbler I have in my hand?”