Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jun 4, 2008
BILL AND MARY
Bill was a retired pastor who helped out now and then in our church in San Antonio. He was a huge man, the image of what you think of as a lean tall Texan, and he was man with a huge heart. Everyone talked about Bill and what a wonderful pastor he was. Bill died a couple of months
If you want to learn the meaning of faith, get down to a child's level.
"What could this possibly be?" I thought to myself. "Why would someone place that sign so low? No one could read it." You see them everywhere. Small signs promoting yard sales, cars, and business
Contributed by Jay Winters on Jun 29, 2008
SAVING ONE SAVES MANY
Sir Nicholas Winton was a stockbroker in 1938 when Hitler's troops began to march into Czechoslovakia. In his gut he knew that something evil was underfoot. He quit his job as a stockbroker and began to charter trains, raise money, and transport Jewish children out of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008
MOST RESPECTED NAME
When Salvation Army founder William Booth was dying, there were some legal matters to tend to. The lawyer said to Mrs. Booth, "If you can get him to sign these papers the will will be executed much more smoothly." The problem was that he was drifting in and out of
Contributed by Sean Harder on Nov 19, 2008
FROM HOMELESS TO HOME
A young woman about 20 years old had been living on the streets of a suburban neighborhood for about five years because of her severely abusive alcoholic parents. She was a pleasant-looking young woman behind the tattered and dirty clothes, oily hair, and dirty makeup-free
Contributed by Anne Benefield on Feb 4, 2009
I gave blood on Friday. A lovely woman named Solong sampled my blood to insure that I had enough iron. We struck up a conversation, and it turns out she is a Christian. She told me that in 2006 she felt God calling her to go back to school. She didn't have enough money to go, but
Contributed by Keith Broyles on Oct 4, 2007
One day a man went out walking in the woods. He really wasn’t paying much attention to what was going on around him or to where he was. He was just walking aimlessly through the forest. As he walked he came to the edge of a sharp cliff. Like I said, he wasn’t paying much attention to where he
Contributed by David Ward on Jun 14, 2006
In 1837 three young Methodist ministers, James Calvert, John Hunt, Thomas Jaggar, and their wives set out from England for the Fiji Islands. Theirs was a difficult assignment. The work there was only three years old, and the people were still cannibals. Hardly any fruit was seen during their
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jul 9, 2006
There was a ten-year-old boy who decided to study judo, despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn’t understand why, after three months of training, the master had
Contributed by Kathy Findley on Oct 25, 2003
Shadowlands -- a Broadway play, later made into a motion picture -- tells the story of C. S. Lewis and his wife, Joy . . .of their intense love for one another . . .and of the shadow that was cast across their life. Shadowlands portrays their struggle with Joy’s cancer. After Joy’s death, Lewis
ONE LITTLE BOY GREW A NEW APPROACH TO THE GAME.
We have this little boy at church, Seth Keown, Seth is 6 years old and plays PeeWee football.
Our son is the coach of the Packers. Our grandson Matthew plays on the same team with Seth.
There are only two teams in this league, the Packers and the
Contributed by Karl Eckhoff on Nov 13, 2003
Blow the trump and ring the bell;
Dress it up and make it sell;
Fill it with the rich and well;
And count the heads.
We’re doing well!
But where’s the faith?
Read the creed and get it right;
Hold it fast with all your might;
Close the door and bolt it tight;
We’ve no need for
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Nov 23, 2003
It was 1972 and a Rugby team from Uruguay was flying over the Andes mountains to play in a championship game. But on the way the plane crashes into a mountain. A film was made that details the ordeal entitled Alive. Of the 45 passengers, which included the team and some of their family members,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2003
My father-in-law came to visit us. He bought us a gas grill. It was too large to fit in the trunk of my wife’s car so they decided they would have to put it in the back seat. We had two toddlers and one of the carseats was in the back seat. My wife told her father, "Just take the car seat out and
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Dec 24, 2003
Robert Morrison was leaving for China as a missionary when someone asked him if he expected to make any kind of impression in that Great Chinese Empire? He answered, "No, but I expect God will
Contributed by Douglas Vincent on Jan 27, 2004
In April 1998, a series of tornadoes ripped through the southern part of the United States. A day after one of the Storms had hit the NPR program All Things Considered aired a story about a congregation called the Church of the Open Door. Their church had been destroyed the day previous.
Contributed by Douglas Vincent on Jan 27, 2004
Prior to his death, Roman Catholic Priest Henri Nouwen articulated, I believe, the struggle for many of us who are responsible to lead and serve in God’s Church. One voice says to succeed and achieve. It is the voice Nouwen says he spent most of his life heeding. He taught at Notre Dame,
Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 23, 2004
There was a little boy who was caught in a fire at home. He could not get out of the burning house. He climbed up out onto the roof of the burning home, and began to cry for his father’s help. The father looked up at his son from the ground, and told him to jump. “I can’t see you though daddy,
Contributed by Keith Warden on Feb 23, 2004
In the beginning, when Kristi and I were married, we made a commitment to one another that was sealed by a legal contract—we call it a marriage license. But as the years go by, we don’t maintain that commitment to one another because of a contract. We remain committed because of the love that
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 26, 2004
When Igor Sikorsky was a boy of twelve, his parents told him that competent authorities had already proved human flight impossible. Yet Sikorsky built the first helicopter. And in his American plant he posted this sign: “According to recognized aerotechnical tests, the