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  • I Was Driving The Other Day With My Family When A ...

    Contributed by James Chandler on Aug 24, 2003
    based on 2 ratings

    I was driving the other day with my family when a car cut me off. I pulled out to go around him. As I sped up so did he. Faster and faster we both accelerated. Finally I put on the brakes so I could let him go. AS I slowed down, so did he. Now I was furious. I looked over at the driver so I more

  • A Pastor Was Visiting A Family One Day. He ...  PRO

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 26, 2001
    based on 180 ratings

    A pastor was visiting a family one day. He knocked on the door but no one answered it. He knocked again and again, but still no answer. He thought he heard someone inside but they just wouldn’t answer the door. Finally he wrote a note and slipped it under the door. It was Rev.3:20: “Behold I more

  • One Day, While My Family Was Shopping At Lowes ...  PRO

    Contributed by Bryan Mcnair on Jun 6, 2005
    based on 3 ratings

    One day, while my family was shopping at Lowes Home Improvement store, I was showing my little girl, Lauren, some of the large area rugs rolled up on the floor. I told her that we needed one that could fit perfectly in our living room. As we looked at different styles and colors, I came upon one more

  • One Day, The Father Of A Very Wealthy Family Sent ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sharon Stonestreet on Dec 14, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    One day, the father of a very wealthy family sent his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. The son spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. Upon the son’s return, the father asked, "How was more

  • A Family Gathered Around The Table For A Meal On ...

    Contributed by Peter Mwariri on Dec 31, 2011

    A family gathered around the table for a meal on New Years' Day. A little boy of five asked his father, "Dad, what happened to the previous year?" The father said, "It is gone." "Where?" the boy asked. "Nowhere. It has just grown old," the father answered. "I want to see more

  • Family  PRO

    Contributed by Bruce Landry on Dec 18, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Family Clovis Chappell, a minister from a century back, used to tell the story of two paddleboats. They left Memphis about the same time, traveling down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. As they traveled side by side, sailors from one vessel made a few remarks about the snail’s pace of the more

  • Families Are Wonderful. Families Are Challenging. ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jun 5, 2002
    based on 5 ratings

    Families are wonderful. Families are challenging. I am reminded of this every time I see my favorite Cosby Show episode in which Cliff, the father played by Bill Cosby, and Theo, the son played by Malcolm Jamal-Warner, have a chat about Theo’s desire to live like a “regular” person rather than more

  • It Had Been A Good Day In Mosul, Iraq. Five So. ...  PRO

    Contributed by Glenn Hickey on Jan 25, 2008
    based on 16 ratings

    It had been a good day in Mosul, Iraq. Five So. Baptist workers were making progress toward a water purification project. They had met with officials and laughed with new Iraqi friends. They were headed home for a night’s rest before starting again the next morning. But they never made it more

  • Born Into The Family

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 25, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    BORN INTO THE FAMILY Pastor Wayne Cordeiro, in Leading on Empty, writes of his daughter, adopted when only three days old. The apple of his eye, Abby, compromised her faith and morality, making choices that expelled her from college, and for two years was searching for her identity, struggling why more

  • A Forever Family

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 9, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    A FOREVER FAMILY Author Keith Miller tells of an outgoing 40-year-old woman who was part of a sharing group he led. Here is her story: "When I was a tiny little girl, my parents died and I was put in an orphanage. I was not pretty at all and no one seemed to want me. But I longed to be adopted more

  • Daddy's Side Of The Family (Father's Day Joke!)

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Jun 6, 2023
    based on 1 rating

    A little girl asked her Mom, “Where do human beings come from?” Mom answered, “I want to tell you a story from the Bible. God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and so was all mankind made.” Two days later the girl asked her Dad the same question. Dad answered much differently. He said, more

  • Not A Guest, But Family

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Dec 10, 2008

    NOT A GUEST, BUT FAMILY Ellen Porter tells the story of Mitsuyo, a Japanese exchange student coming to live with her family. Her father had written and warned Ellen that Mitsuyo was a willful child, but she saw no signs of that at all. She dressed the same each day, was silent while eating at the more

  • American Families

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2006

    American Families · 80% of Americans agree it is better for children if their parents are married, but 55% also agree that “love is what makes a family.” · 49% of Americans agree that married people are happier than unmarried people. · 97% of Americans in traditional families and 88% in more

  • Family Stages

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 21, 2009

    FAMILY STAGES Now you know why I say, "The family takes a lot of work!" A healthy family will go through several stages that require perseverance and a good work ethic. Stage One -- The family begins at the, "I do"s and a couple is birthed. Now comes the dying to self. Stage Two -- The couple's more

  • Family Holidays

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 26, 2010

    Quote: Robert Orben: Who can ever forget Winston Churchill’s immortal words: "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, We shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we more

  • The Sermon On Family

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Oct 20, 2011

    THE SERMON ON FAMILY A young minister, with very small children, preached to his congregation on the theme, "10 ways to raise good and godly children." Some years later, with his children entering their teens, he returned to his theme, but the same sermon was entitled: "10 suggestions for more

  • Happy Families

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Feb 10, 2012

    HAPPY FAMILIES Leo Tolstoy opened his novel, Anna Karenina with this line: "Happy families," he said, "are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." I don’t know if that’s entirely true, but, of course, more

  • Rent A Family…?

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 13, 2013
    based on 3 ratings

    RENT A FAMILY...? I read a recent article about how people in Japan are so busy that older people can now rent a family. Here’s the quote: "In Japan, you can rent a family. Elderly Japanese who are isolated from their children by the frantic pace of modern life can rent a 'family' for lunch and a more

  • The Tater Family  PRO

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 3, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    The Tater Family Some families make church their home. Others find other uses for the church. Take the notorious Tater family, for example. Perhaps you’ve met some of them. · The chief of the clan is old Dick Tater, who insists on running everything in church. · His brother Ro Tater keeps more

  • Life In The Family

    Contributed by Aldo Rivellino on Apr 12, 2009

    LIFE IN THE FAMILY After four years of marriage and no offspring to show for it, my wife and I (mostly my wife) decided that we would like to adopt a child. Not long after the tedious process of filling out papers, being investigated for any criminal activity, going to interviews to authenticate more