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 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 William Yates on Jun 12, 2002
Sara Hughes Illustration: The Women’s’ Ice Skating Competition in the 2002 Winter Olympics was supposed to be a clash of the Titans for the gold with U.S. skater Michelle Kwan pitted against Irina Slutskaya. Sara Hughes, a 16-year-old fourth place contender, however, stunned the world when she took
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 Sermoncentral 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 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 David Ibeleme on Jul 8, 2008
It is a form of mediocrity to succeed alone - Rise to the place of excellence where you make or help others to succeed as well.
GOING THE SECOND MILE
A salesman called his wife from a coin-operated phone in a distant city, finished the conversation, said good-bye, and replaced the receiver. As he was walking away, the phone rang. He went back and answered it, expecting to be informed of extra charges. But the
The story of Rick Warren and his best-selling book the "The Purpose Driven Life."
What is he doing with all the money?
USA Today article: June 4th 2006 edition:
A uniter, not a divider
Warren is no liberal. He backed President Bush in the 2004 election and opposes abortion and stem cell
Contributed by C Vincent on Feb 14, 2009
Survey by Premier Radio yesterday says, "Most people would rather have
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2009
Too many times, we are more concerned with what we get out of giving than what we are trying to give in the first place.
A father was sitting in his chair one night reading the paper. All of a sudden, he realized it was his young daughter’s birthday, and he had forgotten to get