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  • Family

    Contributed by Bruce Landry on Dec 18, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 911 views

    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 ...read more

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

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,349 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Tater Family  PRO

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 4, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 621 views

    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 ...read more

  • Not A Guest, But Family

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Dec 10, 2008
     | 669 views

    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 ...read more

  • Life In The Family

    Contributed by Aldo Rivellino on Apr 13, 2009
     | 1,773 views

    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 ...read more

  • Family Stages

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 22, 2009
     | 546 views

    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 ...read more

  • Born Into The Family  PRO

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 26, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 885 views

    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 ...read more

  • Family Fuss

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010
     | 616 views

    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 ...read more

  • Family Holidays

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
     | 477 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Center Of A Family  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 879 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Sermon On Family

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Oct 21, 2011
     | 646 views

    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 ...read more

  • Happy Families

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Feb 11, 2012
     | 472 views

    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, ...read more

  • Rent A Family…?

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 14, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,274 views

    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 ...read more

  • American Families

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
     | 871 views

    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 ...read more

  • A Forever Family  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,719 views

    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 ...read more

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

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 13, 2005
    based on 1 rating
     | 669 views

    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 ...read more

  • Focus On The Family Compiled The Following ...

    Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
    based on 176 ratings
     | 3,473 views

    Focus on the Family compiled the following conclusions of the effectiveness of 25 years of addressing the search of intimacy with "safe sex" ideology. (From Fresh Illustrations) Ten percent of all 15 to 19 year-old females become pregnant each year. ("Kids Having Kids," A Robin Hood Foundation ...read more

  • Grandpa Walked Into The Family Room And ...  PRO

    Contributed by Dennis Lawrence on Apr 6, 2001
    based on 463 ratings
     | 1,572 views

    “Grandpa walked into the family room and found his little grandson, Jeffy, standing up in his playpen, crying. “He looked so pitiful, standing there in his little baseball T-shirt and diaper. His face was red and tear-stained from crying. When Jeffy saw his grandpa, his face lit up in a way that ...read more

  • The Best Preacher In The Family  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 29, 2001
    based on 23 ratings
     | 925 views

    THE BEST PREACHER IN THE FAMILY G. Campbell Morgan, a profound British preacher whose four sons all became pastors, influenced millions with his preaching, teaching and writing. One day, when his young son Howard finished preached, a reporter asked him, "Since you have five Pastors in your ...read more

  • In A Recent Issue Of Focus On The Family ...

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 19, 2000
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,193 views

    In a recent issue of Focus On The Family Magazine, Dianne Matthews remembered when she was a young girl in 1st grade the little girl behind her had brought a beautiful tiny Christmas gift to school and placed it on her desk. It was wrapped in white glossy paper and tied up with a sliver of red ...read more