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  • President Clinton Named Kristine Gebbie, A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 34 ratings

    President Clinton named Kristine Gebbie, a lesbian, as the new AIDS czar. Four months later she spelled out her perceptions on traditional morality. She said, [The United States] “needs to view human sexuality as an essentially important and pleasurable thing. [Until it does so], we will more

  • On Top Of The Fencepost  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 12, 2002
    based on 49 ratings

    ON TOP OF THE FENCEPOST Alex Haley, the author of "Roots," had an unusual picture hanging on his office wall. It was a picture of a turtle on top of a fence post. When asked, "Why is that there?" Alex Haley answered, "Every time I write something significant, every time I read my words & think more

  • You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 26 ratings

    YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT TILL IT’S GONE Our power is shut off, and suddenly we become thankful for electricity. Our garbage is not picked up, and suddenly we become thankful for the garbage collector’s weekly stop. A good friend dies, and suddenly we discover how much he meant to us. Our more

  • First, Realize For Us, "The Lord's Coming Is ...

    Contributed by Don Jones on Oct 14, 2007

    First, realize for us, "The Lord’s coming is near". For us, the believer, it is temporary while we wait for the reward. We have such a great reward coming even the streets are described as streets of gold. The kingdom of God where there will be perfect love, perfect peace, where every tear wiped more

  • As President Washington Proclaimed The 26th Of ...  PRO

    Contributed by John Quigley on Dec 8, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    As President Washington proclaimed the 26th of November 1789 to be a day of thanksgiving. The last paragraph reads as follows: "And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and more

  • Go With The Flow

    Contributed by Hal Seed on Feb 12, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    6. YOU TRUST HIM WITH WHATEVER IS TROUBLING YOU. Anybody having anything trouble you these days? It’s probably part of God’s sense of humor that I went on a whale-watching trip this week, the week we start learning about Jonah. PICTURE OF WHALE TALE I’ve been on whale-watching tours only more

  • Never Said Thanks  PRO

    Contributed by Et Tapper on Feb 9, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    NEVER SAID THANKS Edward Spencer was a ministerial student in Evanston, Illinois, and also a member of a life-saving squad during his school years. In 1860, a ship went aground on the shore of Lake Michigan near Evanston, and Spencer waded again and again into the frigid waters to rescue more

  • In A Recent Experiment, Psychologists Asked ...

    Contributed by Et Tapper on Feb 9, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    In a recent experiment, psychologists asked undergraduates to complete a survey that included a happiness scale and measures of gratitude and thankfulness. Then over the next six weeks, the participants wrote down, once a week, five things for which they were grateful. It had a dramatic effect more

  • Gratitude = Short Prayers  PRO

    Contributed by Bledar Valca on Apr 14, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    GRATITUDE = SHORT PRAYERS Few years ago, we had Carl Mitchell of Harding University come to Albania and do series of lectures on family life and issues. Other then the lectures he gave, we asked him to preach for us on Sunday. I vividly remember that as he was talking about gratitude or more

  • Not One Thanked Him  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 28, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    NOT ONE THANKED HIM Edward Spencer was a ministerial student in Evanston, Illinois, and also a member of a life-saving squad during his school years. In 1860, a ship went aground on the shore of Lake Michigan near Evanston, and Spencer waded again and again into the frigid waters to rescue more

  • I Only Have Eyes For Him

    Contributed by Bruce Montgomery on Apr 28, 2008

    I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR HIM Following a great victory, King Cyrus of Persia took as prisoners a noble prince, his wife, and their children. When they were brought into the leader’s tent to stand before him, Cyrus said to the prince, "What will you give me if I set you free?" He replied, "I will more

  • Not-So-Blessings  PRO

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jul 23, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    NOT-SO-BLESSINGS Recently I was taking another turn teaching the children on Wednesday night. After opening with some conversation with the kids about what was going on in their lives I asked for any prayer requests. One girl asked that we pray for her because school would soon start and she more

  • Mvp Praises God For World Series

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008

    MVP PRAISES GOD FOR WORLD SERIES A number of years ago, Orel Hershiser was pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They had just won the World Series, and Orel had been named "The most valuable player of the series." One of the TV shows about the series showed him in the dugout just before the 9th more

  • Mother's Face

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jul 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    MOTHER'S FACE Calvin Miller reminds us of the fable of the little girl whose mother's face was hideously scarred from an early injury. As the little girl grew, made friends, and gained her own identity, she became more and more ashamed of her mother's horrid appearance. As she walked down the more

  • Some Believers Are Ashamed To Pray Over Their ...  PRO

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Jan 15, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    Some believers are ashamed to pray over their food in a café. One old preacher once said, “A dog wags his tail over his more

  • The Caddy  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 13, 2011
    based on 7 ratings

    THE CADDY Two golfers stepped up to the first tee on the St. Andrews course in New York. The older golfer was a kindly man who played a thoughtful, deliberate game. The younger golfer was full of pride and impatience. On the first hole he sliced, lost his ball in the tall grass, hit another more

  • Whyte In Prayer

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 13, 2011

    WHYTE IN PRAYER Scottish minister Alexander Whyte was known for his uplifting prayers in the pulpit. He always found something for which to be grateful. One Sunday morning the weather was so gloomy that one church member thought, "The preacher certainly won’t think of anything for which to thank more

  • God: "I Have Time For You"

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 28, 2011

    GOD: "I HAVE TIME FOR YOU" There’s a great story about a California lady named Francis Green. She was 83 years old. She lived on Social Security. She had little money, but for eight years she’d been sending one dollar a year to the Republican National Convention. Then one day Frances got an more

  • The Importance Of Gratitude

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 13, 2011

    THE IMPORTANCE OF GRATITUDE A few years ago Dr. Nick Stinnett of the University of Nebraska conducted a group of studies called the "Family Strengths Research Project." Stinnett and his researchers identified six qualities that make for strong families. The first quality and one of the most more

  • Thankful People Are Happy People  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 19, 2011
    based on 25 ratings

    THANKFUL PEOPLE ARE HAPPY PEOPLE I read a news story once of a woman who was getting ready to jump off a 44 story building in New York City. Witnesses said that she did not look like the type of person who would do such a thing. She was very distinguished and well dressed. All the more