Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 13, 2010
SINATRA’S FEAR AND WORRY
Frank Sinatra’s daughter, Tina Sinatra, recalls her father’s unceasing drive to succeed and make money, even when his health was at risk:
His health was in tatters and his life mired in financial wrangles, but my father refused to stop giving concerts. "I’ve just got
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 20, 2003
There are fears that come as a result of childhood trauma that we may never get over. Here are a few from a list of several thousand. I chose those beginning with the letter "B" as a manageable list there are about 4 times as many under "a" or "e" for example
Bacillophobia- Fear of
Frank Herbert, the author of Dune has a mantra called the Shai-Hulud and goes.
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it is gone past me I will turn to
Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Apr 28, 2004
Luther on Fear
Martin Luther made this interesting observation in his Table Talk. God and the devil take opposite tactics in regard to fear. The Lord first allows us to become afraid, that he might relieve our fears and comfort us. The devil, on the other hand, first makes us feel secure in our
Contributed by David Hill on Jul 8, 2004
Black Bart was a professional thief whose very name struck fear as he terrorized the Wells Fargo stage line. From San Francisco to new York, his name became synonymous with the danger of the frontier. Between 1875 and 1883 he robbed 29 different stagecoach. Amazingly, Bart did it all without
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 7, 2005
On January 6, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed Congress as to the state of the war in Europe. Most of what he said that day has been forgotten. However at the close of his address, he said that he looked forward "to a world founded upon four essential
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 17, 2005
“If I Had A Hammer!” Genesis 32:1-21 Key verse(s): 9-12:“Then Jacob prayed, ‘O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, you prosper,’ I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have shown your servant. I had only my staff when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 20, 2005
“Backing Out of Life’s Garage!” Exodus 20:18-21 Key verse(s): 20:“Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning’.”
Graduating from a reel mower to a power mower, was a very big step in my life. I began
Contributed by David Flowers on May 17, 2005
It reminds me of the true story of a 37 year-old man in the Soviet Union who astonished friends and neighbors one day. He had been thought dead for eighteen years, when one day he emerged from under a pile of goat poop shrieking, “I want to work! I want to live!”
His neighbors were astonished
Contributed by David Flowers on May 17, 2005
An Indian fable says that a mouse was in constant distress because of its fear of the cat. A magician took pity on it and turned it into a cat. Immediately it became afraid of the dog. So the magician turned it into a dog. Immediately it began to fear the tiger. So the magician turned it into a
Contributed by David Flowers on May 24, 2005
Nenien C. McPherson, Jr., says that the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises are the only fears that are natural to us. There are only two, he says, and all the rest are learned. McPherson then quotes well-known
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jun 25, 2005
Two Old Saw Bucks on a Hill! (06.27.05--Direction--John 21:4-6 )
How often we see things dimly in the morning light only to confront something altogether different than what we thought we saw in the first place. Not long ago I was awakened early, much earlier than I normally venture out in the
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Sep 26, 2005
A little boy, who was afraid of the dark, was told to go to the unlit back porch and get the broom. He told his Dad he couldn’t because it was so dark and his Dad said, "Son, don’t be afraid, Jesus is out there." So the little boy went to the back of the house, opened the door, stuck his hand out
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 8, 2005
Head-Up and Head-On! (11.10.05--Christian Soldiers!--James4:7)
When you are afraid to take an action, it’s the first step that’s the hardest one to take. Our little dachshund Webley is a living example of that. Webley has always been afraid of stairs. It doesn’t matter if he is going up or
Contributed by Dennis Lawrence on Nov 16, 2005
“A salesman, driving on a lonely country road one dark and rainy night, had a flat tire. He opened the trunk- no tire wrench. The light form a farmhouse could be seen dimly up the road. He set out on foot through the driving rain. Surely the farmer would have a tire wrench he could borrow, he
Contributed by David Selleck on Nov 17, 2005
Reports the DENVER POST: "Like many sheep ranchers in the West, Lexy Fowler has tried just about everything to stop crafty coyotes from killing her sheep. She has used odor sprays, electric fences, and ’scare-coyotes.’ She has slept with her lambs during the summer and has placed battery-operated
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2002
WHAT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE
A sick man turned to his doctor, as he was preparing to leave the
examination room and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side."
Very quietly the doctor said, "I don’t know."
"You don’t know? You, a Christian man, does not know what
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Sep 13, 2002
The early American Indians had a unique practice of training young braves.
On the night of a boy’s thirteenth birthday, after learning hunting, scouting, and fishing skills, he was put to one final test.
He was placed in a dense forest to spend the entire night alone.
Contributed by Tony Dicostanzo on Oct 21, 2002
Ann Landers Columnist receives an average of 10,000 letter each month, nearly all of them with problems. She was asked if there was one predominant theme in the letters she received, She said, “the one problem above all others seems to be fear. People are afraid