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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

  • There Is A Story About A Man Who Had To Cross A ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    There is a story about a man who had to cross a wide river on the ice. He was afraid it might be too thin, so he began to crawl on his hand and knees in great terror. He thought he might fall through at any moment. Just as he neared the opposite shore, all exhausted, another man glided past him ...read more

  • A Survivor Of A Nazi Death Camp Wrote These ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    A survivor of a Nazi death camp wrote these words very bitterly: "Here’s to a world that did not care. To those who had eyes but would not see. To those who had ears but ...read more

  • Several Years Ago A Submarine Was Being Tested ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
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    Several years ago a submarine was being tested and had to remain submerged for many hours. When it returned to harbor, the captain was asked, “How did the terrible storm last night affect you?” The officer looked at him in surprise and exclaimed, “Storm? We didn’t even know there was one” You see, ...read more

  • I Can Face Anything

    Contributed by Bruce Montgomery on Apr 17, 2008
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    I CAN FACE ANYTHING In a gruesome Nazi prison camp in WWII, Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsie had just arrived at Ravensbruck, where new prisoners were being searched. Corrie was hiding a Bible under her dress. It did bulge out obviously through my dress; but I prayed, "Lord, cause now ...read more

  • A Mother Was Having A Hard Time Getting Her Son ...

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Apr 17, 2008
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    A mother was having a hard time getting her son to leave for school one morning. "Nobody likes me at school," said the son. "The teachers don't and the kids don't. The superintendent wants to transfer me, the bus drivers hate me, the school board wants me to drop out, and the custodians have it in ...read more

  • God Lights The Way

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Apr 22, 2008
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    GOD LIGHTS THE WAY My brother-in-law has a friend named Pedro. The first time Pedro ever read the Bible, was when he was in prison. But once he "saw the light," he couldn't get enough of it. He read the entire Bible through in a matter of weeks. He would hold the Bible kind-of under the table ...read more

  • The Courage To Be A Christian

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 1, 2008
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    The boy sobbed, "But Dad, I want my ball..." "You can play with your ball," I said, "but you’ll have to go downstairs and get it yourself" Now the tears flowed. Tony’s playroom held the stuffed animals, toys, and games that four-year-old love. He spent hours there. But to turn on the ...read more

  • Fatigue

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on May 23, 2008
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    "Fatigue makes cowards of us ...read more

  • Boating On The Chesapeake Bay

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jun 4, 2008
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 James on Aug 27, 2008
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe? Consensus asks the question: Is it popular? ...read more