Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 26, 2008
GIVE YOURSELF RIGHT NOW
Those in recovery groups talk about seeing what he or she can “pack into the stream of life.” Many addicts and alcoholics initially think of themselves as pretty good people who just need to cut back drinking. If they have problems, they happen because of other people.
DO WE HAVE THE TENDENCY TO OFFER GOD SMALL THINGS?
Sometimes we offer to God but a very little. Crumbs, scraps.
It has been calculated that in a typical 70 year life span:
Sleep ---- 23 years ----32%
Work ---- 16 years ---- 22%
TV ------ 8 years ------ 11%
Eating --- 6 years ---- 8%
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Apr 5, 2005
Tulsa area floods: people coming together to fight rising water. Republicans next to democrats, Catholics next to Pentecostals, blacks next to whites. Put aside minor differences for a greater purpose. Church has the greatest purpose ever given in the life of this world and people outside see
Contributed by Scott Malone on Apr 5, 2005
Some time ago "Reader’s Digest" told the story about a company who mailed out some special advertising business post cards with a mustard seed glued to it with the following caption that went something like this: "If you have faith as small as this mustard seed in our (particular product), you are
Contributed by Juan Lane on Apr 21, 2005
I was talking to one of my friends from the islands and he was explaining how the people on his island loved mangos. He went ahead to explain how mangos were also the leading fruit import to the island and how they would raise the prices on mangos at will. The second part to
Contributed by David Flowers on May 4, 2005
“Carpe Diem.” Seize the day. Make the most of every opportunity. Seize – the day. Notice the phrase is not “with utmost care and caution, after you have worked out the cost/benefit analysis and determined that there is no logical reason why all systems should not be go, and have assured
Contributed by Eric Peloquin on Jun 7, 2005
There is an enlightening Japanese legend of a stonecutter named Hasnu. While carving a stone one day he grew miserably weary, and in his weariness began to wish for easier work, and more money.
Seeing the king ride by on his horse, he thought he would like to be king. At once his wish was
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Sep 24, 2005
When I was in college, most of the time I took as many classes, as many credit hours as they would let me take. I wanted to get through with school as soon as possible because I wanted to get on with life. My mother used to tell me, “your college years are part of life,” and I used to answer,
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 26, 2005
A group of friends went deer hunting and paired off in twos for the day. That night one of the hunters returned alone, staggering under an eight-point buck.
“Where’s Harry?” he was asked.
“Harry had a stroke of some kind. He’s a couple of miles back up the trail.”
“You left Harry laying
Contributed by Steven Dow on Jul 9, 2002
Unamuno, the Spanish philosopher, tells about the Roman aqueduct a Segovia, in his native Spain. It was built in 109 A.D. For eighteen hundred years, it carried cool water from the mountains to the hot and thirsty city. Nearly sixty generations of men drank from its flow.
Then came another
Contributed by Tony Klinedinst on Aug 14, 2002
If you compare the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee, you will surely see great differences. The Dead Sea is so full of minerals and deposits all life is completely snuffed out. No fish, plants or anything else. However, the Sea of Galilee is thriving with life. What is the difference? There are
Contributed by Dana Chau on Sep 1, 2002
Warren Wiersbe tells about the time the late William Randolph Hearst sent out his agent to secure particular art pieces. After months of searching, the agent reported that he had finally found the treasures. They were in Mr. Heart’s warehouse. Hearst had been searching frantically for art pieces
In his commentary on the book of Matthew, William Barclay notes this proverb: "Three things come not back----the spoken word, the spent arrow, and the lost opportunity." (The Daily Study Bible: The Gospel Of Matthew.
Contributed by Michael Fordham on Oct 29, 2002
A 3 year-old girl named Charlotte received a certificate of achievement following her last swimming class. When her dad came home from work that evening, the mom handed him the cherished award and said to the little girl, “Charlotte, would you like to tell your daddy what this is?” Charlotte
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 22, 2001
In the spring of 1883 two young men graduated from medical school. The two differed from one another in both appearance and ambition. Ben was short and stocky. Will was tall and thin. Ben dreamed of practicing medicine on the East Coast. Will wanted to work in a rural community. Ben begged his
Dick Towner states, ”While materialism’s highest value is possession, Christianity stresses stewardship of God’s possessions. The foundational principle is that we do not own our
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2003
*Some Gifts You Keep*
Some things you keep. Like good teeth. Warm coats. Bald husbands & chubby wives. They’re good for you, reliable and practical and so sublime that to throw them away would make the garbage man a thief. So you hang on to the older gifts, because something old is
Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Mar 26, 2003
Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegraph and the Morse Code, was a dedicated Christian and a renowned university professor. History testifies that he always prayed for the Lord to give him more light and understanding as he conducted his experiments in the laboratory. He said, “When flattering
Contributed by Justin Meek on Aug 28, 2003
A Tourist visiting Italy came upon a construction site.
“What are you doing?” he asked the three stone masons.
“I’m cutting the stone,” answered the first.
“I’m cutting the stone for 1000 lire a day,” said the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 13, 2004
by Mary Sullivan
I marked upon my calendar
with smug efficiency,
the time to go and see the doc
so he could study me.
I knew I’d be expected at
Two-Thirty on the dot.
Precisely at Two-Thirty-Three
I wheeled into the lot.
I flew out of the car and made