Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 2, 2003
Sir Alexander Mackenzie is a Canadian hero. An early fur trader and explorer, he accomplished a magnificent feat when he led an expedition across Canada from Fort Chippewyan on Lake Athabasca to the Pacific Ocean. His incredible journey was completed in 1793, 11 years before Lewis and Clark began
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 28, 2003
The 200-year-old church was being readied for an anniversary celebration when calamity struck: the bell ringer was called out of town. The sexton immediately advertised for another.
When the replacement arrived, the sexton took him to the steps leading to the bell tower, some 150 feet above them.
Contributed by Corey Arnold on Nov 10, 2003
As a deaf child, former NFL star Kenny Walker felt like an outsider. As Kenny matured, however, he compensated for his deafness with great physical prowess. His larger-than-normal frame, extensive knowledge of football, and intense focus attracted the attention of his high school football coaches
Contributed by Erik Estep on Nov 13, 2003
Years ago Father John Powell told the story aboit a young girl named Norma Jean Mortenson. She was a young girl who spent much of her childhood in foster homes. In one of those foster homes, when she was 8 years old, she was abused physically and given a nickel and told to tell no one.
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 6, 2004
There is a movie about the ultimate despair in life entitled "They Shoot Horses Don’t They". I saw it in college and again just recently on TV. The movie is about an actress who has a fallen career on the big screen during the 20’s. She enters a dance marathon hoping to win the jackpot then to use
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 13, 2004
Talk about a rude awakening.
The Reuters news service told a story about a man in January of 2004 who "woke with a jolt in the parking lot next to his home" early one morning when a stolen car crashed into his small house, pushing his bed through the front wall. The criminal who stold the car
Contributed by Thomas H on Feb 11, 2004
Three phrases describing the oppression by foreigners that the Israelites felt, are given one after the other: “the yoke of burden”, “the staff of his shoulder” and “the rod of his oppressor”. The three phrases are piled on top of each other to show a picture of terrible oppression. In those
Contributed by John Wheeler on Mar 3, 2004
With the Winter Olympics hosted again by Japan in 1998, a U.S. figure skater who took the bronze medal in Sapporo in 1972 comes to mind--Janet Lynn. The 44-year-old mother of five boys (three of them in college) remains a cult figure among the Japanese for an unforgettable moment of seeming failure
THE CAT WITH LIMITED VISION.
There was a beautiful pedigreed cat that lived in a hugh mansion on a hill. The cat had everything.
The cat was warm in the cold winter, cool in the hot summer. The cat had a choice of food: fresh tuna,
beef, or pork. The cat ate out of silver dishes. The cat drank
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 4, 2004
May 5, 2004 “You Can Walk Boy!” John 16: 19-24 Key verse(s): 21 “‘A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.’”
Why do Christians have to suffer? If I
Contributed by Adam Deibert on May 7, 2004
It has been said that there have been more Christian martyrs in recent years than there were during the time of the Caesars. According to a study done by Regent University, in 1999, nearly 164,000 Christians worldwide were martyred for their faith, and in 2000 that number was closer to 165,000.
Contributed by Tom Doubt on May 17, 2004
Apollo 13 lifted off 2:13 PM April 11, 1970 [Apollo 13 web site]. James Lovell, John Swigert, Fred Haise read their instruments at 55:52:31 into the flight. The master caution light was triggered by low pressure in hydrogen tank #1. At 55:54:57 oxygen tank # 2 read off-scale; in plain language,
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 28, 2004
Life can really be a workout sometimes. Like comedian Flip Wilson used to say, “If I had my whole life to live over
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 28, 2004
If you are an adult of average weight, here is what you accomplish in 24 hours:
· your heart beats 103,689 times
· your blood travels 168,000,000 miles
· you breathe 23,040 times
· you inhale 438 cubic feet of air
· you eat 3.25 pounds of food
· you drink 2.9 quarts of liquids
· you lose
Contributed by Raymond Maurer on Jul 26, 2004
Did you hear about the woman who accidentally glued herself to the floor this week in West Virginia? “Joyce Stewart sat in her robe at the head of her kitchen table as she drank her morning coffee while visiting with relatives. While seated, she lifted her heel up and applied a liquid bandage
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Aug 2, 2004
Max Lucado tells a story in a book called “It’s Not About Me” about a friend of his who had cancer. Some well intentioned Christians had told him ‘If you have faith, then you will be healed”. But, no healing came, only a crisis in faith in that man’s life. Max suggested another answer to him,
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 6, 2004
Annie Johnson Flint’s life on earth could never be measured in any degree by comfort and ease; quite the contrary, from childhood her body endured the onslaught of Rheumatoid Arthritis until she could no longer rise from bed. Over the years the affliction took a great toll, leaving her with no
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 26, 2004
ARE YOU HAVING A BAD DAY?
Not all days are equally good. You know you’re having a bad day when you put both contacts into the same eye. You know you’re having a bad day when your twin sister forgets your birthday. You know you’re having a bad day when you wake up and your braces are stuck