Contributed by David Insell on Jun 26, 2003
Consider this story. Two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: “Today my best friend slapped me in the
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jul 8, 2003
One New Year’s Eve at London’s Garrick Club, British dramatist Frederick Lonsdale was asked by Symour Hicks to reconcile with a fellow member. The two had quarreled in the past and never restored their friendship. “You must,” Hicks said to Lonsdale. “It is very unkind to be unfriendly at such a
Contributed by Tom Doubt on Jul 11, 2003
The Washington Capitals were playing the Florida Panthers [Feb. 1997]. The Capitals Peter Bondra kneed the Panthers Ray Shepphard, who had to be carried off the ice. Bondra was given a 5 minute major penalty. The next period, Johan Garpenlov of the Panthers slashed the Capitals Joe Juneau, who
Contributed by Jeff Simms on May 28, 2003
“True forgivers do not pretend they don’t suffer. They do not
pretend the wrong does not matter much. The 1st stage of
healing is release. You will know that forgiveness has begun
Contributed by Stan Martin on Aug 25, 2003
AND WHICH ONE WERE YOU?
Maybe you heard about the Desert Storm soldier who while he was overseas received a Dear John letter from his girlfriend back home in the states. To add insult to injury, she wrote, "Will you please return my favorite photograph of myself-- I need it for
Contributed by Mike Leiter on Sep 2, 2003
Motives are critical!
An elderly man on the beach found a magic lamp. He picked it up and a genie
appeared. "Because you have freed me," the genie said, "I will grant you a
wish." The man thought for a moment and then responded, "My brother and I had
a fight 30 years ago and he hasn’t
Contributed by Bobby Mcdaniel on Sep 4, 2003
A story tells that two friends were walking through a desert.
During some point in the journey, they had an argument and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, he wrote in the sand: "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE
THE SPILLED FRUIT SALAD!
Here is a bowl of fruit salad for you!
I always make fruit salad for Christmas, it has been a family tradition for many years.
While at home, my Mom and Dad always received a lot of fruit for Christmas.
We would always make fruit salad out of the fruit and top it with
Contributed by Richard Tow on Dec 8, 2003
In the movie “The Color Purple” there is a character named “Sug Avery.” She grew up in preacher’s home; but fell into deep sin. She was the same kind of sinner as the woman in our text. Early in the movie we see her father rejecting her because that sin. He won’t even speak to her. Sug longs
Contributed by Michael Thomas on Feb 10, 2004
Psychologists are studying what makes people happy. "Materialism is toxic for happiness," says University of Illinois psychologist Ed Diener. Even rich materialists aren’t as happy as those who care less about getting and spending. The article also quoted University of Michigan psychologist
Contributed by John Harvey on Feb 12, 2004
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
(Illustration from Still More Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks” Wayne Rice. Printed by Youth Specialties)
On June 8, 1972, a nine-year-old Vietnamese girl, her clothes flaming from gasoline bombs, fled the American-led assault on her village of Trang Bang. With her eyes
Forgiveness is to release, to let go, relinquish, get rid of sin—ours and those we’ve been victimized by. Dr. Lewis Smedes, one of my professors at Fuller wrote about what forgiveness is not.
· When you forgive a person, this does not mean you are immediately healed.
· When you forgive a
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Mar 8, 2004
The wife of a Zulu chief attended a Salvation Army meeting and was saved. When her husband heard about it, he forbade her to go again. However, eager to hear more about Jesus, she went again. When her husband heard about it, he met her on her return trip and beat her savagely that he left her
During college days, a man did a prank and accidentally took the life of a classmate. Although he had confessed his wrong to God and the case has been settled, he continued to be so torn up on the inside that he couldn’t keep a job or maintain a good relationship with his wife.
But one day
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jun 28, 2004
“Broken Branches!” Luke 6: 36-43 Key verse(s): 36 “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
Recently, one of the most severe storms in many years pounded our five little acres. It came out of the northwest embedded in dark, angry clouds. We saw it approaching in the twighlight and could
Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 9, 2004
the saga of Mitsuo Fuchida.
Fuchida grew up loving his native Japan and hating the United States, which treated Asian immigrants harshly in the first half of the twentieth century. Fuchida attended a military academy, joined Japan’s Naval Air Force, and by 1941, with 10,000 flying hours behind
Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 9, 2004
SOLDIER EXPLAINS HOW SONG SUNG BY ENEMY CHANGED HIM
One Christmas Eve, Ira D. Sankey was traveling by steamboat up the Delaware River. Asked to sing, Mr. Sankey sang the "Shepherd Song." After the song was ended, a man with a rough, weatherbeaten face came up to Mr. Sankey and said: "Did you
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 22, 2004
Shortly after the turn of the century, Japan invaded, conquered, and occupied Korea. One group singled out for concentrated oppression was the Christians. When the Japanese army overpowered Korea one of the first things they did was board up evangelical churches and eject most foreign missionaries.
Years ago, an evangelist was holding a meeting in South Carolina. Two men in the church a man and his son-in-law had not spoken to each other for many years. Each of them came to church every Sunday. The father-in-law sat on one side of the church and the son-in-law sat on the other side. The