Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 9, 2012
A story is told of a family awakened by their smoke detector in the middle of the night to discover that their house was on fire. The father ran into the upstairs bedroom of his children and carried his 18 month old baby in his arms while dragging his 4 year old son by the hand.
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jul 28, 2011
NOT THE WHITE HOUSE, BUT YOUR HOUSE
As part of a commencement address, former First Lady Barbara Bush said the following to a group of graduating college students:
"As important as your obligations as a doctor, lawyer, or business leader will be, you are a human being first, and those human
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
A house is a house is a house--until love comes through the door, that is. And love intuitively goes around sprinkling that special brand of angel dust that transforms a house into a very special home for very special people: your family.
Money, of course, can build a charming house, but only
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
HOUSES OF REFUGE
There was no alternative to manslaughter. If you wanted to live, the only option was to flee to one of these cities of refuge.
[HOUSE OF REFUGE, HUTCHINSON IS., FL]
House of Refuge- The House of Refuge is the last remaining shipwreck life-saving station on Florida’s
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on May 31, 2009
No House Without Sorrow
Among the parables that Chinese teachers use is the story of a woman who lost an only son. She was grief-stricken out of all reason. She made her sorrow a wailing wall. Finally she went to a wise old philosopher. He said to her, “I will give you back your son if you will
This summer Susan and I discovered a reality show called CLEAN HOUSE (Style Channel). Have some of you seen it? It's a show where a team of people come in help people with a hopelessly messy house by cleaning it out. The host is a comedian named Niecy Nash. When she first enters
Contributed by Michael De Rosa on Sep 10, 2006
(a story built on one by A. Stanley)
While in college, Dave came home with me for a Winter Break. Unknown to my parents, though, was what Dave brought in his extra large suitcase: a 40 pound python named ‘Squeeze’. I really never liked snakes, but he told me he had no where to keep in during
Imagine, if you receive a message from God the Father & He told you that He is going to send Jesus down to visit you at your house on a specific date. What would be the first thing that you do? You would want to clean your house from top to bottom. Everything will be properly dusted;
Contributed by Patrick Nix on Jul 9, 2010
SPLITTING THE HOUSE
Mary Karr’s uncle had endured all he could stand! The tall Texan grabbed his chain saw and began to split his own house into two halves. He was sick and tired of living with such an unforgiving woman to whom he had not spoken in months. He had enough. He divided his house
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 24, 2007
Jesus said, “My Father’s house is to be a House of Prayer.” All through the Bible, we find again and again, God working through the prayers of His children. We remember the Day Elijah …
We remember Elisha, when he prayed that his servant’s eyes would be opened and he saw the armies of God, with
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 9, 2001
Who Lives In Your House?
Once there was a very wealthy young man who lived in a great,elaborate house with dozens of rooms. Each room was more comfortable and more beautiful than the one before it.
One day he decided to invite the Lord to come and stay with him.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 19, 2002
Sam Rayburn was Speaker of the House of Representatives longer than any other man in our history. There is a story about him that reveals the kind of man he really was.
The teenage daughter of a friend of his died suddenly one night. Early the next morning the man heard a knock on his door, and,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"A babe in the house is a wellspring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on
There is a crew at our house in Thomasville. They’ve been working for the past few months putting two new rooms on the back of our house for Mom and Dad to come live there. Next to the house is a dumpster…it is about 8’ x 25’ and full of scrap wood, shingles, discarded Pepsi bottles and sandwich
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 7, 2012
HOUSE FIRE AND MARSHMALLOWS
As the coals from our barbecue burned down, our hosts passed out marshmallows and long roasting forks. Just then, two fire trucks roared by, sirens blaring, lights flashing. They stopped at a house right down the block. All twelve of us raced out of the back yard,
Contributed by Kevin Mccarthy on Nov 12, 2007
Clingstone is a house that was built in 1905 on a peninsula in the Narraganset bay near Newport Rhode Island. It was constructed with heavy mill type framing, It’s shingled inside and outside, and was designed to withstand hurricane force winds. In 1938 a hurricane, dubbed the “long Island
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2008
The rapid decline in housing prices is distorting the normal workings of the U.S. labor market. Mobility opens up job opportunities, allowing workers to go where they are most needed. When housing is not an obstacle, more than 5 million working adults, nearly 4% of the nation’s workforce relocate
Contributed by Troy Borst on Sep 17, 2008
Every House is Different
Traditionally in the Philippines, family is regarded as the highest priority, which is why there are no overcrowded orphanages or homes for the elderly.
Traditionally at a wedding reception in Denmark, it is normal for the groom to disappear during part of the