Contributed by Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
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
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
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
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
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Apr 17, 2008
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
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
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
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.
Contributed by Tim Shockley on Apr 16, 2001
In a book by Alex Kotlowitz, There Are No Children Here, an interesting story is told of boys growing up in the inner-city of Chicago. Occasionally the boys would go to the railroad tracks to look for snakes. When the train comes by, they hide for fear the people on board the train will shoot at
Contributed by Martin Field on Aug 7, 2001
It’s not easy to step up against the authorities. Let me illustrate: During his years as premier of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev denounced many of the policies and atrocities of his predecessor, Joseph Stalin. Once, as he reproached Stalin in a public meeting, Khrushchev was interrupted
Contributed by Dana Chau on Sep 24, 2001
In the September 21, 2001 San Francisco Chronicle, the headline read, "Freedom and Fear Are at War." The truth is fear is at war with many aspects of life, not just with freedom. Fear wars against our health. Fear wars against making good
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Dec 2, 2001
I’d like to read you a list of phobias that are out there today. These are all very real, even if they might seem outlandish to someone who doesn’t have them:
Peladophobia: fear of baldness and bald people (by the way, if any of you here have that fear, we will have a healing service for you
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Jun 24, 2002
Four guys in a jeep on a jungle trail in Viet Nam
I was told several years ago about four guys in a jeep on a jungle trail in Viet Nam. All was well until they were suddenly under fire from Viet Cong all around them. Bullets were flying at them from every direction. The driver tried frantically
Contributed by Sermon Central 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
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 of losing their Job, their wealth