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  • Sinatra's Fear And Worry

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 13, 2010
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    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 ...read more

  • Fatigue

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on May 23, 2008

    "Fatigue makes cowards of us ...read more

  • Boating On The Chesapeake Bay

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jun 4, 2008

    BOATING ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY One family was filled with skilled boaters and water-skiers. They often skied not on nice, glassy lakes but on the huge, choppy Chesapeake Bay. To one preschool nephew, however, the experience was absolutely horrifying. It seemed to him that everyone would be ...read more

  • There Was A Father Who Took His Two Young ...

    Contributed by Mick Court on Jun 22, 2008

    There was a father who took his two young children to an amusement park. They were so excited. After going on all the rides they wanted, he said now it is time for the ghost train! They both didn't want to go, and yet the father insisted it was part of the experience of going to an amusement park. ...read more

  • Someone Has Said That If You Could Convince A Man ...

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Jul 14, 2008

    Someone has said that if you could convince a man there was no hope, he would curse the day he was born. Hope is an indispensable quality of life. Dusk was falling on the Saturday before Christmas in 1927 the S-4 submarine (S-class submarines, were the first class of submarines built to US Navy ...read more

  • Real Courage

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008

    REAL COURAGE "Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much deeper and much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody's looking, like enduring pain when the room is ...read more

  • What If...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008

    WHAT IF... Some storms can't be avoided, no matter what we do. Sometimes we are in trouble because of somebody else's mistake. That's what happened here to Paul. But God's Word teaches us to take action. Strive to survive. Take stock in the storm. It may not be as bad as you think it is. ...read more

  • God Will Catch You

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Aug 27, 2008

    God Will Catch You When my girls were little munchkins, they often caught me off guard as they climbed up on the table or on the slide and after jumping off would shout, "Daddy, catch me!" I could have been ten feet away and would lunge toward them to catch them before they hit the ground. They ...read more

  • Hurricane-Type Fear

    Contributed by Vonnie E. James on Aug 27, 2008

    Hurricane-Type Fear After Hurricane Ivan 2004, one of the main factors people looted was because of fear--not just fear, but irrational fear. Why irrational? Because the country was full of food, and there was not a need to loot. Secondly we saw a lot of waste happened months and sometime up ...read more

  • A First-Grader Went On Her First Day To A Newly ...

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Sep 17, 2008

    A first-grader went on her first day to a newly integrated school at the height of the segregation storm. An anxious mother met her at the door to inquire, "How did everything go, honey?" "Oh, Mother! You know what? A little black girl sat next to me!" In fear and trepidation, the ...read more

  • Roller Coaster-Type Fear

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 27, 2008

    Roller Coaster-Type Fear Fear comes when our equilibrium is knocked out of whack. When I think such experiences one word comes to mind – roller coasters! It took me a long to time (I was 21) to finally ride a coaster. I was afraid of them. (Not now!) I remember being coaxed on one at Six ...read more

  • Fear Of Risk

    Contributed by Brooks Sayer on Oct 14, 2008

    Fear of Risk Henry Fairlie of the Washington Post, writing in the Tulsa World, states that the "fear of risk is killing the American Spirit." He points out our over-reaction to Three Mile Island and the engine on one DC-10. He asked, "Was the Mayflower seaworthy?" He contends that a group of ...read more

  • Cowardice Asks

    Contributed by Brooks Sayer on Oct 14, 2008

    Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe? Consensus asks the question: Is it popular? ...read more

  • A Burst Of Thunder Sent A Three-Year Old Flying ...

    Contributed by Brooks Sayer on Oct 14, 2008

    A burst of thunder sent a three-year old flying into her parent's bedroom. "Mommy, I'm scared," she said. The mother, half-awake and half-unconscious, replied, "Go back to your room. God will be there with you." The small figure stood in the unlit doorway for a moment and ...read more

  • A Young Soldier Was In His Tent When The Battle ...

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Nov 10, 2008

    A young soldier was in his tent when the battle was just about to break out. He heard an explosion and jumped into the nearest fox hole. His fellow soldiers looked at him and laughed. They all said, "That was our artillery going off." He had jumped into the ...read more

  • Barbara Brown Taylor Writes "Fear Is A Small ...

    Contributed by John Herrmann on Nov 14, 2008

    Barbara Brown Taylor writes "Fear is a small cell with no air in it and no light. It is suffocating inside and dark. There is no room to turn around inside it. You can only face in one direction, but it hardly matters since you cannot see anyhow. There is no future in the dark. Everything ...read more

  • In 1970, Racial Tensions Were High At Longview ...

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Nov 20, 2008

    In 1970, racial tensions were high at Longview High School and a fight was about to break out. When a student took the microphone prayed, peace fell over the stadium. ...read more

  • Food For The Next Day

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 14, 2010

    FOOD FOR THE NEXT DAY Psychologist, Charles Allen tells this story in one of his books: As World War II was drawing to a close, the Allied armies gathered up many hungry orphans. They placed them in camps where they were safe and well-fed. Yet despite the excellent care they received, the ...read more

  • The Battle Is Really Over

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 24, 2010

    THE BATTLE IS REALLY OVER Theologians tell a story to illustrate how Christ’s triumph presently benefits our lives: Imagine a city under siege. The enemy that surrounds they city will not let anyone or anything leave. Supplies are running low, and the citizens are fearful. But in the dark of ...read more

  • Anatomy Of Fear

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 12, 2010

    ANATOMY OF FEAR In spite of what they say, 90% of the chronic patients who see today's physicians have one common symptom. Their trouble did not start with cough or chest pain or hyperacidity. In 90% of the cases, the first symptom was fear. This is the opinion of a well-known ...read more