Contributed by Paul Steen on Dec 24, 2018
Once there was a blind girl named Ramona. She hated herself because she could not see. She had no eyes. The only person in the whole world that she loved was her boyfriend Daniel and he loved her. He was always there for her. He told her that he wanted to marry her. He didn’t care that she was
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 30, 2001
Illus.: ¡§Churchill Weeps¡¨
During WWII, Winston Churchill was in conference with officials in Downing Street when an air raid occurred. They heard a bomb drop and explode nearby. It had clearly fallen in one of the poorer sections of London. At once, Churchill ordered his car to take him to
Contributed by Myron Loss on Jun 9, 2006
Adonirum Judson, the renowned missionary to Burma, endured untold hardships trying to reach the lost for Christ. For seven heartbreaking years he suffered hunger and privation. During this time he was thrown into Ava Prison, and for 17 months he was subjected to almost incredible mistreatment. As
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008
Several years ago a submarine was being tested and had to remain submerged for many hours. When it returned to the harbor, the captain was asked, "How did the terrible storm last night affect you?" The officer looked at him in surprise and exclaimed, "Storm? We didn't even
LOVE IS THE GREATEST
George Sweeting – Love is the Greatest - page 122:
"God’s love is not cheap or sentimental. It is priceless and incomparable. The way of love is God’s way, and His way is the only way to abundant and victorious living. It is the best way. Life apart from God's love is
Contributed by Richard Jones on Nov 1, 2000
Many years ago, executives of the Time-Life publishing organization discovered that the company’s profit margin had shrunk to an alarmingly low level. Consequently, they began an intensive effort to try to cut costs.
Efficiency experts suggested that substantial savings could be effected in the
Contributed by Rob Morton on Jun 5, 2001
Amy Alt is well aware of these studies, and they frighten her. Amy was featured in
the Los Angeles Times article from 1996 where I found the other statistics I’ve used today.
Her husband, Steve, decided he was unhappy and didn’t want to be married anymore.
He left her. She tried to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 18, 2001
We have a clear glass dining table in a condo that our family uses during the various holidays. One of the favorite pasttimes of our family is to begin a puzzle and complete it during our stay. The glass table is our favorite place to put a puzzle together.
One afternoon after playing a round of
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Nov 8, 2002
Green Bay Packers’ [now Seattle Seahawks] head coach Mike Holmgren looks back at a heartbreaking moment, when he was cut from the New York Jets as backup quarterback to Joe Namath, that directed him to a bigger plan.
"I had committed my life to Jesus Christ when I was 11, but in my pursuit to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 26, 2007
The Story of Squanto
Most of us know the story of the first Thanksgiving -- at least, we know the Pilgrim version. But how many of us know the Indian viewpoint?
No, I’m not talking about some revisionist, politically correct version of history. I’m talking about the amazing story of the way God
Contributed by Stephen Ring on Apr 9, 2004
In September of 1982, my Mother passed away very unexpectedly. Through a series of events, I was actually spending the weekend at my parent’s home sick with a stomach flu, in order that my wife would be able to work and get a good night’s sleep. Early on the Sunday morning, my mother had a stroke
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 17, 2002
THE POWER OF GIVING THANKS
Something to reflect on as you sit down to your Thanksgiving dinner:
If you had been a Pilgrim, would you have given thanks?
Consider what they had been through, the men and women who broke bread together on that first Thanksgiving in 1621.
They had uprooted
Contributed by Peter Bines on Sep 22, 2005
Most of us love happy endings! My girls when they were little loved Disney’s, ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ In the closing scenes the beast lies dying from a wound inflicted during combat with Gaston his enemy. Belle the beauty finally confesses her love for the beast and just in time gives him the kiss
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jun 28, 2001
STAY THE COURSE
The 2000 movie, The Patriot starred Mel Gibson as Benjamin Martin, a reluctant Revolutionary War hero.
Martin has an 18-year-old son named Gabriel who is eager to join the conflict.
Gabriel’s sentiments for his country are revealed by one pastime: throughout the first half of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
It takes more than just one pastor in the church to maintain a spiritual hospital where lost souls can be born again, receive a powerful thirst for the Word of God and learn to say “Jesus teach me to pray.” Jesus knew this and that is why in today’s Scripture He exhorts us to pray for laborers for
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
One of the earliest and the most outstanding intellectuals, leaders and defenders of the Christian faith was Augustine, the fourth century writer of the “Confessions of Saint Augustine,” one of the most famous tell-all autobiographies written. Young Augustine was a hedonist, a philosopher, an
Contributed by Daniel Owens on Jan 9, 2008
In the midst of “Desert Storm,” Sept. 27, 1991, Ruth Dillow from Illinois received a heartbreaking message from the military.
Her son, Private First Class Clayton Carpenter, had stepped on a mine in the Persian Gulf and had been killed.
Mrs. Dillow wrote, “I can’t begin to describe my grief and
Contributed by Scott Bayles on May 13, 2009
Eliot was born with an undeveloped lung, a heart with a hole in it and DNA that placed faulty information into each and every cell of his body. However, that could not stop the living God from proclaiming Himself through this boy who never uttered a word.
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Feb 4, 2011
A HARVEST OF SERVICE
Vehicles being thrown around like toys in the rushing waters and heartbreaking stories of lives lost have filled the news reports. The damage to bumper harvests was also devastating, probably in the billions of dollars, as the states of Queensland, NSW and Victoria in