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  • To The Hardships Of Life, The Famous Poet Robert ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2002
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    To the hardships of life, the famous poet Robert Frost would say this: "In three words I can sum up everything ...read more

  • Life Begins When Shaken  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2008
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    LIFE BEGINS WHEN SHAKEN Father Alfred Delp was a prisoner of the Nazis during World War II. He was charged with treason for true Christian preaching. From his jail cell he wrote about the meaning of Advent, the coming of Christ: "Advent is a time for rousing. Human beings are shaken to the very ...read more

  • Trudge

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jan 8, 2009
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    "TRUDGE" The word "trudge" gives us a definite picture. We trudge through snow. It is laborious walk. It is tiring. It takes work. It seems to me to be rather unmotivated. Sometimes doing what is right seems like trudging. Sometimes doing what we need to do is not glamorous and exciting. ...read more

  • God's "Random" Provision

    Contributed by Timothy Darling on Jan 21, 2009
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    God's "Random" Provision Charles Cowman and his wife were missionaries to Asia. He became fatally ill and they returned to their homeland. For six years he battled his illness. Mrs. Cowman says, "... each time when the testings had reached their utmost limit, God would illumine some old and ...read more

  • My Daughter Had $380 Of Work Done To Her Car. ...

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jan 31, 2009
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    My daughter had $380 of work done to her car. Later, she called me and said the engine was rattling. I thought the worst and that the mechanic had messed up her car. I drove it around and heard the noise. I lifted the hood and found the hood stand had not been put into ...read more

  • Americans In Pain

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009
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    AMERICANS IN PAIN Americans in households making less than $30,000 a year spend nearly 20% of their lives in moderate to severe pain vs. less than 8% of those in households earning above $100,000, finds a study by Princeton economist Alan Krueger and Stony Brook Univ. professor Arthur Stone. The ...read more

  • Crisis: Danger + Opportunity

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009
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    CRISIS: DANGER + OPPORTUNITY Once an eagle reaches maturity, it molts each year. It’s beak keeps growing, so even if damaged soon it is as good as new. I was reading that you cannot tell the age of an eagle once it has reached an adult stage. It seems their strength does not diminish. Their ...read more

  • Bears, Caps And Bags

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009
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    BEARS, CAPS AND BAGS Two hunters came across a bear so big that they dropped their rifles and ran for cover. One man climbed a tree while the other hid in a nearby cave. The bear was in no hurry to eat, so he sat down between the tree and the cave to reflect upon his good fortune. Suddenly, and ...read more

  • Lisa Beamer: Faith In Tragedy

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 16, 2009
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    LISA BEAMER: FAITH IN TRAGEDY In her book, "Let’s Roll" she explains how she was reared in a loving home where the Lord was honored. She goes on to record: "On October 25, 1984, pain seared through his chest and everyone thought he was having a heart attack. The next morning at 5:00 a.m. the ...read more

  • Accepting Or Complaining

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 16, 2009
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    ACCEPTING OR COMPLAINING In 2002, Lisa Beamer was interviewed by a writer for Today’s Christian Woman. She was asked "What happened to you on 9-11?" Lisa gave some details of the early part of that day and then says, "As soon as I heard that (it had been her husband’s flight), I cried out 'No!' ...read more

  • A Study By The American Council Of Life Insurance ...

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Mar 25, 2009
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    A study by the American Council of Life Insurance reported that the most lonely group in America are college students. Next on the list are divorced people, welfare recipients, ...read more

  • Ad For Listening

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Mar 25, 2009
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    AD FOR LISTENING To point out how lonely people can be, Charles Swindoll mentioned an ad in a Kansas newspaper. It read, "I will listen to you talk for 30 minutes without comment for $5.00." Swindoll said, "Sounds like a hoax, doesn’t it? But the person was serious. Did anybody call? You bet. It ...read more

  • Mark Twain Shortly Before His Death Wrote, "A ...

    Contributed by Mark Armstrong on Jun 2, 2009
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    Mark Twain shortly before his death wrote, "A myriad of men are born; they labour and sweat and struggle;...they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; ...those they love are taken from them, and the joy of ...read more

  • Withstanding The Winds

    Contributed by Mark Armstrong on Jun 2, 2009
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    WITHSTANDING THE WINDS When a house is well-constructed it weathers the storm. A friend of mine owns a house on the northern beaches that simply became run down with age. Its on a headland, exposed to all the elements, especially salt spray and strong winds. When Jim rebuilt the house a couple ...read more

  • None Of Us Get Out Without Pain

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
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    NONE OF US GET OUT WITHOUT PAIN There is a calendar entitled "The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said." Each day, it features a stupid statement from someone. A page in the calendar had this amazing quote, "Listen closely: If you bought our course, ’How To Fly In Six Easy Lessons,’ we apologize for ...read more

  • Potential Through Pain

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jul 19, 2009
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    POTENTIAL THROUGH PAIN Theologian William Barclay comments and illustrates with a story: "Suffering, if accepted in humility and trust and love, can repair the weaknesses of a {person's} character and add the greatness which so far is not there. It is said that Sir Edward Elgar once listened to ...read more

  • Renoir: Pain Passes

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 24, 2009
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    RENOIR: PAIN PASSES In old age, Pierre Auguste Renoir, the great French painter, suffered from arthritis, which twisted and cramped his hand. Henri Matisse, his artist friend, watched sadly while Renoir, grasping a brush with only his fingertips, continued to paint, even though each movement ...read more

  • Pastor Andy Stanley On Getting Lost  PRO

    Contributed by Tom Papez on Aug 3, 2009
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    PASTOR ANDY STANLEY ON GETTING LOST "The upside to all of this is that I can speak as an authority on the art of getting and being lost. There are three things you should know about those of us who are directionally challenged. First, we don't get lost on purpose. Nobody does that. In fact, just ...read more

  • Economy: Good News And Bad News

    Contributed by Shane Hargrave on Aug 4, 2009
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    ECONOMY: GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS A farmer went to his banker and announced that he had bad news and good news. "First, the bad news..." "Well," said the farmer, "I can't make my mortgage payments. And that crop loan I've taken out for the past 10 years--I can't pay that off, either. Not only ...read more

  • Smoke Signal

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Aug 18, 2009
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    SMOKE SIGNAL The only survivor of a shipwreck came upon a small, uninhabited island. He prayed repeatedly for God to save him and everyday scanned the horizon for his answer. Even though he was exhausted and in despair, he eventually managed to build a little hut to keep him out of the weather ...read more