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  • Family  PRO

    Contributed by Bruce Landry on Dec 17, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Not A Guest, But Family

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Dec 9, 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

  • The Center Of A Family  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 26, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Born Into The Family

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 25, 2010
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    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

  • Family Fuss

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 20, 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 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

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

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 12, 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

  • There Is No Psychiatrist In The World Like A ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy more

  • The First Day Of School Our Professor Introduced ...  PRO

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 21, 2004
    based on 5 ratings

    The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a winkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire more

  • According To The Most Recent U.s. Census, 43% Of ...

    Contributed by Larry Vinson on Jun 17, 2008

    According to the most recent U.S. Census, 43% of American children do not live with their father. Coinciding with that statistic is this: Those children who grow up in a fatherless home are twice as likely to drop out of high school; twice as likely to more

  • Grandma Always Made You Feel She Had Been ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day more