Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 15, 2002
She was crazy. Everyone knew it because she had the habit of talking to herself in public and it was known that she believed she even talked to Jesus - and was spoken back to. A new preacher came to town and, hearing of the crazy woman, thought that he might be able to make her face reality.
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Aug 1, 2002
ILL. If you know your history, you know that the Marquis de Lafayette was a French officer & nobleman who served under George Washington during some of the most desperate times of the American Revolution, & who played a major part in the final victory at Yorktown.
After the war was over, he
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Aug 2, 2002
HOW CAN IT BE TRUE?
I had on brand new clothes, khaki shirt & pants, sent to me in Tibet by some church in the United States. I was 6 years old, and they were size 10. But they were new, and they were mine, and this was a very important event, so I wanted to wear them, and like little
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Oct 12, 2002
C.H. Spurgeon said, "It has been well said that we write our benefits in dust and our injuries in marble, and it is equally true that we generally inscribe our afflictions upon brass,
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 10, 2001
Corrie ten Boom told of not being able to forget a wrong that had been done to her. She had forgiven the person, but she kept rehashing the incident and so couldn’t sleep. Finally Corrie cried out to God for help in putting the problem to rest. "His help came in the form of a kindly Lutheran
Contributed by Paul Kallan on Feb 15, 2003
I remember a young man by the name Mathew who was infected with Aids. He came back home, because he needed understanding, care and concern from the only ones who would dare to do so in such an extremely hopeless situation. To his horror, he found that his family was afraid and felt threatened by
Contributed by John Slythe on Feb 21, 2003
A man became lost in his travels and wandered into a bed of quicksand.
Confucius saw the man’s predicament and said, “It is evident that men should stay out of places such as this.”
Next, Buddha observed the situation and said, “Let that man’s plight be a lesson to the rest of the
Contributed by Matthew Doebler on Mar 11, 2003
When he was an attorney, Abraham Lincoln was once approached by a man who insisted on bringing a suit for $2.50 against poor debtor who couldn’t pay. Lincoln tried talk him out of it, but this man wanted his revenge. Finally, Lincoln took the case and charged the man legal fee of $10. Lincoln then
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jun 22, 2003
In the John Wayne movie, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," The John Wayne character is noted for telling people, "never apologize, mister, it's a sign of weakness." I hate to tell you this, but as much as I love John Wayne movies, his character is dead wrong on this one.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 16, 2004
Peter Ustinov said, “Charity is more common than compassion. Charity is tax-deductible.
Contributed by Charles Salmon on Aug 18, 2004
Shakespeare on mercy (From the Merchant of Venice)
The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
’Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
The throned monarch
Jim Burns wrote in CHRISTIANITY TODAY, “Compassion is one of the most important character traits we can nurture in our children. Yet our culture encourages selfishness. If we want our children to develop servant hearts, we need to give them opportunities to serve. Fortunately, teenagers are usually
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Oct 20, 2004
A. J. Gordon once said, I have long since ceased to pray, “Lord Jesus, have compassion on a lost world!” I remember the day and the hour when I seemed to hear the Lord rebuking me for making such a prayer. He seemed to say to me, “I
Per Bible scholar James Smith, "The deeper our experience is of the greatness of God’s grace, the more generous and attentive shall we be to those
Super Bowl Statistics:
Today is the day of the “Big Game” Super Bowl 39 one of the most watched programs in the world. An estimated 89.6 million people in the U.S. last year watched the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers, it was a slight increase from 2003’s game.
Contributed by Steven W on Mar 15, 2005
The Officer in charge of the Police Department (OCPD).
When you are caught for doing something wrong, the OCPD has the authority to let you go (that means - to save you) or to execute judgment on you (that means - to judge you). This power/authority was given to him by his Police Chief in the Head
Contributed by Richard Burkey on Jun 15, 2005
When Ronald Regan was President of the United States, he had a sign on his desk that said, "There is no limit to what a man can do or where
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jul 22, 2005
Dr. Ernest Mellor writes: “Recently my wife and I sat charmed at an outdoor performance by young Suzuki violin students. After the concert, an instructor spoke briefly on how children as young as two, three and four years old are taught to play violin. ‘The first thing the children learn,’ he said,
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Oct 3, 2005
There is an Arabian fable which tells about a man who went to his neighbor and asked to borrow a rope. "I can’t lend it, because I am using it to tie up a pile of sand." his neighbor answered.
"But," the man came back, "you can’t tie up a pile of sand with a rope."
To which his neighbor
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 8, 2005
Jean Frederick Oberlin, a minister in 18th century Germany, was traveling by foot in winter when he was caught in a severe snowstorm. He soon lost his way in the blowing snow and feared he would freeze to death. In despair he sat down, not knowing which way to turn. Just then, a man came along in a