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  • Give Yourself Right Now

    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. more

  • Giving In Theory  PRO

    Contributed by Susan Blader on Jan 21, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    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 work?” “Of more

  • The Giving Tree

    Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 8, 2009

    THE GIVING TREE Once or twice in a lifetime you hear a story that leaves an indelible mark on your heart and mind. Such is Shel Silverstein’s story, "The Giving Tree." "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." And so begins the story of a tree’s being happy because she is able to make more

  • Giving Back

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 19, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    GIVING BACK Yesterday Marylu and I went to the Ko-ko-mah encampment as we do every year. We love the smell of campfires cooking food, crafts and arts done in an 1800's style, the music, the costumes, the re-enactments. When parking car, I thanked the attendant and said, "This must be a pretty more

  • In Order To Give Something, You Must Let Go!

    Contributed by Jim Heidebrecht on Oct 10, 2009

    IN ORDER TO GIVE SOMETHING, YOU MUST LET GO! VISUAL ILLUSTRATION: (I had a church member come to the front and pretended to give him my Bible, but wouldn’t let go of it, so I never really gave it to him. You have to let go of something in order more

  • Sara Hughes Illustration: The Women's' Ice ...  PRO

    Contributed by William Yates on Jun 12, 2002
    based on 38 ratings

    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 more

  • Unamuno, The Spanish Philosopher, Tells About The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Steven Dow on Jul 9, 2002
    based on 48 ratings

    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 more

  • If God Intended Man To Live On Bread, Why Didn't ...  PRO

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jul 31, 2002
    based on 16 ratings

    ‘If God intended man to live on bread, why didn’t he create a bread tree?’ And the answer, in effect, is that God could have created a tree that produced crusty loaves of bread, but he prefers to offer us a grain and invite us to buy a field and plant the seed. He prefers that we till the soil more

  • If You Compare The Dead Sea And The Sea Of ...  PRO

    Contributed by Tony Klinedinst on Aug 14, 2002
    based on 106 ratings

    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 more

  • Warren Wiersbe Tells About The Time The Late ...  PRO

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Sep 2, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    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 more

  • In His Commentary On The Book Of Matthew, ...  PRO

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Sep 24, 2002
    based on 2 ratings

    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. more

  • A 3 Year-Old Girl Named Charlotte Received A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Fordham on Oct 29, 2002
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • In The Spring Of 1883 Two Young Men Graduated ...  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 22, 2001
    based on 32 ratings

    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 more

  • Dick Towner States, "While Materialism's Highest ...  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jan 6, 2003
    based on 45 ratings

    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 more

  • Some Gifts You Keep  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2003
    based on 40 ratings

    *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 sometimes more

  • Samuel Morse, Inventor Of The Telegraph And The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Mar 26, 2003
    based on 35 ratings

    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 more

  • In The January 15, 1989 Issue Of The Lexington ...  PRO

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Aug 12, 2003
    based on 4 ratings

    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 more

  • A Tourist Visiting Italy Came Upon A Construction ...  PRO

    Contributed by Justin Meek on Aug 28, 2003
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • Chronic Tardiness

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 13, 2004
    based on 1 rating

    CHRONIC TARDINESS 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 a beeline for more

  • Imagine A Banker Who Credited Your Account Each ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 6, 2004
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more