Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 6, 2002
The lone Ranger and Tonto were travelling on a train. "Tonto, good
indian friend, loyal companion, would you get me a glass of
water?" Tonto goes off and returns after a few minutes with a
glass of water. "Thanks good indian pal, friend." The Lone Ranger
drinks the water. After a few
Serving as a missionary in Western Siberia, Russia, I had the privilege of sharing the gospel to 150 students in a Technical School in Chelyabinsk. The students were attentive but dubious. One young man asked a question that many were thinking. Nickolai said, "For seventy years we have lived under
Contributed by Brian La Croix on May 15, 2002
How many of you remember the Carole King song, You’ve Got a Friend?
You just call out my name, and you know wherever I am, I’ll come runnin’, to see you again.
Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, all you got to do is call, and I’ll be there, yes I will.
You’ve got a friend.
The idea of the
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 16, 2002
Our opinion of people depends less upon what we see in them than upon what they make us see in
Contributed by Jim Luthy on Jul 19, 2001
Samuel Johnson, the 18th century poet and essayist, summarized the cause of estrangement this way: "The friendship which is to be practiced or expected by common mortals, must take its rise from mutual
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 17, 2001
[Welcome and Do-Si-Do, Citation: Cartoonist Sandy Silverthorne in Leadership, Vol. 11, no. 4].
"And now here’s the point in our service where I’d like you all to rise, turn to the person on your right, shake hands, turn
Contributed by Neal Gray on Oct 10, 2001
One of my favorite movies of all time is one called, "Anne of Green Gables." The main character is a small girl who, through tragic circumstances, finds herself living in a foster home. The foster parents turn out to be a huge blessing to Anne, (that’s "Anne with an ’e’," if you please), but she
Contributed by Jim Luthy on Oct 12, 2001
Greg Slayton is the CEO of ClickAction.com. He says, in the busy dot.com world in which he now succeeds, he is exhausted by the frantic pace. This is how he describes where it has left him in relationship with others: "The sense of isolation is a curse. It is
Contributed by Jim Luthy on Oct 12, 2001
Louis McBurney, in an article for Leadership Journal, said there are four reasons people reject accountability. 1) I fear rejection, 2) I feel embarrassed, 3) I resent control by
Contributed by Ray Navarro on Dec 7, 2001
Animals can do some pretty amazing things.
For example, what happened one day in the state of Maryland.
Believe it or not, this is a true story.
The Atlantic Ocean converts into many rivers and streams that paint the state of Maryland much like a leaf of a palm tree that extends in many
Contributed by Dru Ashwell on Dec 16, 2001
Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside a dog it is too dark to read.
"You are familiar with Albrecht Durer’s famous painting "The Praying Hands," but do you know the story behind it? The painting was inspired by the sacrificial, loving acts of a friend. Durer and an older friend were struggling to make a go as artists. Recognizing Durer’s talent, the older man took
Contributed by Aaron Burgess on Oct 7, 2002
Christian author Max Lucado says, “We aren’t good enough to judge. Can the hungry accuse the beggar? Can the sick mock the ill? Can the blind judge the deaf?” In the same way, can the sinner condemn the sinner? Absolutely not! He goes on to say, “Be careful! The Peter who denies Jesus at
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 25, 2002
Charlie Brown and Linus.
Charlie brown asks Linus "What would you do if you felt that nobody liked you?"
Linus responds "Well Charlie Brown I guess I would take a real hard look at myself, ask if I am doing anything that turns people off, How can I improve myself? Do I need to
Contributed by Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
I read recently about a woman who was driving from Alberta, Canada to the Yukon. She didn’t know that you never travel that way alone, especially in a rundown Honda, Civic. So she set off on a road usually reserved for four wheel drive trucks. Eventually she found herself in a truck stop. Two
Contributed by Rick Stacy on Feb 5, 2001
I am told that when President Bush was governor of Texas he had to deal with a lot of conflict. According to the sources I heard on the news one night in December (I tried to check this our with different sources and was unable to confirm it.) He came into office with a legislature that was in the
Contributed by Greg Waddell on Mar 5, 2001
Florencio Varela, Argentina is one of the poorest townships of the greater Buenos Aires, metropolitan area. The streets are unpaved and strewn with garbage and sleeping dogs. I approached the home of Raul, a young man who had attended our services a couple of times.
I was nervious. I had heard
Contributed by Rita Sims on Mar 11, 2001
C.S. Lewis penned these powerful words about love. "To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 24, 2001
As a part of an assignment for a doctoral thesis, a college student spent a year with a group of Navajo Indians on a reservation in the Southwest. As part of his research he lived with one of the Navajo families, sleeping in their hut, eating their food, working with them, & generally living the