Contributed by Abimbola Salu on Sep 8, 2003
Imagine if you see an offer in a store, in a magazine or on the Internet offering to give you One Million dollars. Imagine that all you have to do is to make a phone call, write a letter or send an e-mail and you will automatically win this gift –no gimmicks, no gadgets, you don’t need to buy
On a flight to Chicago, the pilot announced that the takeoff had been
postponed due to mechanical failure.
Later, the flight attendant announced that everyone who was heading for Chicago was to remain on the
Forgetting that the intercom was still on, the pilot was overheard in the
Contributed by Greg Buchner on Jan 19, 2003
Sebastian Kresge started a five and dime in 1899 and it grew – people came to his store for good prices on decent products – his idea of a “blue-light” special reinvigorated the retail industry…at it height thousands upon thousands of stores serving millions and millions of people…
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jan 20, 2003
Former President Ronald Reagan learned the need for decision-making early in his life. A kindly aunt had taken him to a cobbler to have a pair of shoes custom-made for him. The
shoemaker asked, "Do you want a round toe or a square toe?" Young Ronald hemmed and hawed, so the cobbler said, "Come
Contributed by Troy Borst on Feb 6, 2003
Bette Nesmith had a good secretarial job in a Dallas bank when she ran across a problem that interested her. Wasn’t there a better way to correct the errors she made on her electric typewriter? Bette had some art experience and she knew that artists who worked in oils just painted over their
Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Feb 21, 2003
At a nursing home in Florida, a resident group was discussing the giant ailments in their lives.
"My arms are so weak I can hardly lift this cup of coffee."
"Yes, I know my cataracts are so bad I can’t even see my coffee."
"I can’t turn my head because of the arthritis in my
Contributed by Greg Buchner on Mar 3, 2003
Illus. - Bubba and the potato field
An old man lived alone in Idaho. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was backbreaking work, and his son, Bubba, who used to help him, was in prison.
The old man mentioned it in a letter he sent to his son by saying, “I’m not sure exactly what to
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 4, 2003
A. "Cool Water" - Sons of the Pioneers
"All day I face the barren waste
Without the taste of water, cool water.
Old Dan and I with throats burned dry
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 12, 2003
"Easily the most puzzling incident in the sports world occurs in baseball when a batter steps up to the plate and lets the pitcher throw three strikes without taking a single cut at the ball. . . . Even more disappointing is to see a person in the ball game of life step up to the plate and never
Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 18, 2004
A Man approached a little league baseball game one afternoon. He asked a boy in the dugout what the score was. The boy responded, “Eighteen to nothing—we’re behind.” “Boy,” said the spectator, “I’ll be you’re discouraged.”
<ILLUS> While I don’t own a television myself, I remember being in a doctors office once, and a football game was on. One guy ran the ball and was tackled – the ball came loose on the 5 yard-line. A guy for the Jets scooped it up and ran like crazy, 95 yards for the touchdown. He was going crazy
George W. Truett, a well-known Texas preacher, was invited to dinner in the home of a very wealthy oilman. After the meal, the host led him to a place where they could get a good view of the surrounding area.
Pointing to the oil wells and punctuating the landscape, he boasted, "Twenty-five
Contributed by David Haun on Dec 27, 2003
We live in a world that glorifies "winning." Whether it’s position, power, recognition or acceptance, our goal is to achieve a position of acceptance and worth.
The problem with "position" is that it tends to be based on what other people think, not what really is true. Eric Hoffer, a social
Contributed by Chip Monck on Mar 9, 2005
The date, March 28th. The year, 1992. The place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The moment seizer, and dare I say these words in a Kentucky pulpit, Christian Leattner. First ever player to start in four Final Fours. MVP of the East Regional of the NCAA tournament when he scored 31 points against
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Jun 7, 2004
C. S. LEWIS - Weight of Glory: If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition
Contributed by Brad Bailey on Jul 30, 2004
CEMETERY FULL OF PEOPLE WHO NEVER FINISHED THEIR WORK
A business man, harassed and discouraged from overwork, took his problem to a psychiatrist who promptly told him to do less work. "Furthermore," prescribed the doctor, "I want you to spend an hour each week in the cemetery." "What on earth do
Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 25, 2005
From an advertisement in Time Magazine in 1997- My life is hectic! I’m running all day, meetings, phone calls, paperwork, and appointments. I push myself to the limit, fall into bed exhausted, and get up early the next morning to do it all again. My output is tremendous; I’m getting a lot done.
Contributed by Greg Buchner on Apr 26, 2005
“Such knowledge is to wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it.” – Psalm 139:6
When my I first read Psalm 139:6, my mind drifted back to the movie entitled, “A Few Good Men” with Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson. Tom’s role as Lt. Kaffee, a hot-shot attorney who comes to the defense of two
Contributed by Richard Burkey on May 19, 2005
The May 2002 issue of Fast Company tells the stories of five people who worked for Enron, the company that in 2001 filed for the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
One person profiled in that article was Phyllis Anzalone. She went to work for the company in 1996 selling energy supply contracts.
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Oct 27, 2004
You cannot choose your calling. Your calling chooses you. You have been blessed with special skills that are yours alone. Use them, whatever they may be, and forget about wearing another’s hat. A talented chariot driver can win gold and renown with his skills. Let