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  • 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 6, 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

  • The Tater Family  PRO

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 4, 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

  • American Families

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 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

  • 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 more

  • Life In The Family

    Contributed by Aldo Rivellino on Apr 13, 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

  • A Forever Family

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 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 more

  • Family Stages

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 22, 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 more

  • Born Into The Family

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 26, 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 more

  • Family Fuss

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010

    FAMILY FUSS If you think your family has problems, consider the marriage mayhem created when 76-year-old Bill Baker of London recently wed Edna Harvey. She happened to be his granddaughter’s husband’s mother. That’s where the confusion began, according to Baker’s granddaughter, Lynn. "My more

  • Family Holidays

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 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 21, 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 11, 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 Sermoncentral on May 14, 2013
    based on 2 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 more

  • The Center Of A Family  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    THE CENTER OF A FAMILY Gary Ezzo says that one of the problems with families today is that the husband and wife join hands to form a family circle and then a child comes along and they place the child in the center with the husband and wife still forming the circle. But now everything revolves more

  • A Family In My Church Run A Family Farm, And ...

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 13, 2005
    based on 1 rating

    A family in my church run a family farm, and they don’t have health insurance. The wife began having heart problems, and had to be hospitalized as well as several trips to the emergency room. The medical bills totalled as much as their yearly income. However, they paid their tithe, and paid the more

  • It Was At A Family Reunion That A Lot Of Pictures ...  PRO

    Contributed by Eldon Reich on May 3, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    It was at a family reunion that a lot of pictures were taken.When the lady took them to the photo place she asked if they could be touched up. “Wrinkles and such?” “Yes” he said: Well she said: “Could you take about 30 pounds off of me?” “Yes” he said: And more

  • It Like The Family That Was Down Fishing At The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Jun 18, 2005
    based on 3 ratings

    It like the family that was down fishing at the pier one day, The dad was busy watching the rods and bobbers while his two sons, a 12-year old and a 3-year old were down playing along the dock. The 12 year old was supposed to be watching his little brother, but he got distracted. The 3 year old, more

  • A Person Researching Their Family's Genealogy Was ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 17, 2005

    A person researching their family’s genealogy was walking through a cemetery. They noticed an epithet on a tombstone. It read: "Here lies Jamie Smith, wife of Thomas Smith, marble cutter and tombstone maker. This monument was erected by her husband as a tribute to her memory and a specimen of more

  • If There's An Alcoholic Parent In The Family, ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 8, 2005

    If there’s an alcoholic parent in the family, there’s a 50 percent chance one of the children will become an alcoholic. If there are two alcoholic parents, it’s an 85 percent chance. more