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.
Contributed by Lorenzo Edwards on Feb 20, 2008
Because what the enemy does he tries to stop you from progressing. If you are not doing the will of God you cannot progress on what God may have for you to do. If you are not walking in your gift and your talent. I don’t care what kind of job you have it just will not satisfy you, I don’t care what
Contributed by Susan Blader on Jan 21, 2007
Giving in Theory
The story is told of the missionary who asked a new convert, “Pablo, if you had a hundred sheep, would you give fifty of them to the Lord’s work?”
“You know I would gladly give them,” he replied.
“Pablo, if you had fifty cows, would you give twenty-five to the Lord’s
Contributed by Pat Cook on Aug 12, 2003
In the January 15, 1989 issue of the Lexington Herald-Leader, an article told this story: A family living in a home in West Palm Beach, Florida, told a film crew it was okay to use the front lawn as a set for an episode of “B. L. Stryker”, a TV show starring Burt Reynolds. They knew cars would be
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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 6, 2004
Imagine a banker who credited your account each morning with $86,400, and every evening took back whatever you didn’t use. What would you do? Draw out every penny and invest it, of course! Well, every morning God credits us with 86,400 seconds. Tonight, He’ll write off as lost what we do not
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 Richard Burkey on May 19, 2005
What would you do challenge?” You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. You pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus:
1. An older woman who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect man (or) woman
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 Douglas Vincent on Mar 17, 2006
Erwin Mcmanus asked a highly educated UCLA graduate what he was planning to do with his life. Looking for clarification he asked, “you mean to pay the bills?” Erwin answered with no small amount of passion, “No, not to pay the Bills” He went on to explain to him that if his only goal was to pay
Contributed by Lynn Malone on Mar 23, 2006
Long ago in a deep mountain valley verdant with growth and watered by a crystalline river there lived a tribe. They prospered and grew until the grass was grazed away, the game hunted to extinction, and the river ran dry. A group of young pioneer heroes rose up to say, “We have heard of a wider
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 10, 2010
Hudson Taylor Learns About Giving
One wonderful testimony of faith from church history is that of Hudson Taylor, the first missionary to the interior of China (in the mid-1800s). He was a great evangelist because he learn “to move man, through God, by prayer alone.”
To prepare for the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 23, 2011
THE DURER BROTHERS: NO ONE MAKES IT ALONE
Back in the fifteenth century, in a tiny village near Nuremberg, lived a family with eighteen children. Eighteen!
In order merely to keep food on the table for this big family, the father and head of the household, a goldsmith by profession, worked