Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
THE PROBLEM OF LIVING FOR TIME
By the time it’s all over, Tom Brady’s will be the fourth face on the Mount Rushmore of New England sports, right up there with Larry Byrd, Bobby Orr and Ted Williams. He is what they were: single-minded, blessed with the ability to lift a team, a cutthroat
Contributed by Bret Toman on Jan 2, 2010
LOOKING FOR PAC MAN FULFILLMENT
I was in the 5th grade, sitting tortured in a classroom, couldn’t wait for the dumb day to be over because at home ... I had waiting for me ... Pac Man on my Atari 2600. The day before I had plunked down $40 to have this game for myself. That was like 1982 - so
Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Jan 13, 2010
IMAGINE A VERY DANGEROUS ROPE JUNGLE BRIDGE (AS THE LAW) WE MUST CROSS IT – BUT WE COULD NEVER DO IT OURSELVES BECAUSE ITS SO DANGEROUS TO CROSS ONE FALSE STEP AND WE WILL PERISH INTO THE CHASEM – BUT WE HAVE A GUIDE WHO GOES BEFORE US (CHRIST) HE HAS CROSSED THE BRIDGE BEFORE AND HAS ALWAYS
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 26, 2010
ENDORSEMENT FROM THE MASTER
I remember a story about a young violinist. He spent years crafting his musical talent. His teacher was a master violinist. On one of his performances at a great concert hall, the young protege performed his best ever instrumental. His sound was sharp, the tone crisp.
Contributed by Allen James on Sep 5, 2010
When God is the supreme hunger of our hearts, He will be supreme in everything.
Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 29, 2008
It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 7, 2008
The cheerful girl with bouncy curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box. "Oh please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please?"
Her mother checked the back of the little foil box and
Contributed by W F on Jul 8, 2008
Ernest Hemmingway was once asked to write a story in just six words. He wrote a sad one ...
"For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn."
The world's shortest story inspired writer Larry Smith who wondered what memoirs people might be able to concoct in just six words. So he began a website which, to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 21, 2008
A man goes to a diner every day for lunch. He always orders the soup du jour. One day the manager asks him how he liked his meal. The man replies, "It was good, but you could give a little more bread."
So the next day the manager tells the waitress to give him four slices of bread. "How was your
Contributed by Rich Young on Jan 18, 2001
One airline passenger told his companion shortly after take-off, "Time sure changes things. See that lake down there? When I was a boy, I used to go out on it in a rowboat & fish. Every time a plane flew over I’d
Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
One of the most memorable books I have ever read is A Severe Mercy. This is the story of Sheldon Vanauken and his wife Davy, who happened to be friends of C. S. Lewis. This couple was deeply in love and they sought to build the ideal marriage. They would only read books that the other wanted to
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Feb 2, 2001
That great saint and missionary pioneer, Hudson Taylor said, "The real secret of an unsatisfied life lies too often in an unsurrendered will."
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 14, 2001
ILL. Are you familiar with Bill Cosby’s book, "Time Flies"? In it, Cosby says that something happens to you when you turn 50 years old.
When his father turned 50, Cosby says that for the first time he remembers noticing his father’s "love handles," those rolls of fat which develop around your
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Mar 29, 2001
I live in Guernsey in the Channel Islands. I remember back in the 1950s there was a short period of freak tides and currents around our coast that swept up great shoals of fish to the beaches. Before this phenomenon only relatively few people were interested in fishing but now it was so easy to
General William Booth had lost his eyesight. His son Bramwell was given the difficult task of telling his father there would be no recovery. "Do you mean that I am blind?" the General asked.
"I hear we must contemplate that," his son replied.
The father continued, "I shall never see your face
Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 15, 2001
Williams James: “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something
Contributed by Bruce Emmert on May 29, 2001
In the 2000 summer Olympics, the USA women’s softball team won its second gold-medal. Lisa Fernandez is their pitcher. One commentator says that she is “arguably the best women’s softball pitcher the world has ever seen. She has found a source of strength and support that bridges all the highs
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 13, 2001
Forgive and forget. Easier said than done, right? Well, now studies are showing forgiveness is not only good theology, but good medicine as sell. According to the latest medical and psychological research, forgiving is good for our souls-and our bodies. People who forgive:
benefit from better
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jun 15, 2001
["Mr. Holland’s Opus": Leaving a Legacy, Citation: Mr. Holland’s Opus, (Hollywood Pictures, 1995), rated PG, written by Patrick Sheane Duncan, directed by Stephen Herek; submitted by Greg Asimakoupoulos, Naperville, Illinois]
Mr. Holland’s Opus is a movie about a frustrated composer in Portland,