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  • Momma And The Toast  PRO

    Contributed by Robert Drake on Apr 14, 2008
    based on 17 ratings
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    Momma and the toast A Sunday School teacher asked her class if they knew the difference between kindness and loving kindness. One little girl said she knew the difference. She told the teacher that kindness is like when you ask your mother for some toast and she gives it to you, but loving ...read more

  • There Are Two Kinds Of Statistics, The Kind You ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
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    "There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and ...read more

  • #8230;wickedness, When You Examine It, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 3, 2001
    based on 107 ratings
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    “…wickedness, when you examine it, turns out to be the pursuit of some good in the wrong way. You can be good for the mere sake of goodness: you cannot be bad for the mere sake of badness. You can do a kind action when you are not feeling kind and when it gives you no pleasure, simply because ...read more

  • Words Of A Taxicab Driver  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 26, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
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    Listen to these words of a taxicab driver…: Because I drive the night shift, my cab often becomes a moving confessional. Passengers climb in, sit behind me in total anonymity, and tell me about their lives. I encounter people whose lives amaze me, some ennoble me, others make me laugh and ...read more

  • Offer Patients ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
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    OFFER PATIENTS LOVE At his clinic in Topeka, Kansas, Dr. Karl Menninger instructed his entire staff that the most important thing they could offer any patient was love. He said, "If people can learn to give and receive love, they will usually recover from their ...read more

  • Sometimes The People We Know The Best Are The ...

    Contributed by Larry Moyer on Aug 5, 2009
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    Sometimes the people we know the best are the ones we treat the worst. One time a lifeguard was asked, "How do you teach a girl how to swim?" He said, "The first thing I would do is to take her to the edge of the pool and have her watch the water as it goes back and forth, back and forth, back and ...read more

  • Kind Deed Of Pows Saves ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 16, 2009
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    Kind Deed of POWs Saves Lives There is a World War II story that shows how the smallest deed can make all the difference. During the last months of the War, the British conducted daily bombing raids over Berlin. One night the bombers were attacked by a large group of German fighter planes. During ...read more

  • Several Years Ago I Was Walking To Work From The ...

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009
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    Several years ago I was walking to work from the train back in BC. I pretty much set my own schedule so it didn’t matter if I was a little late. I was walking across a quiet intersection where there were a few broken bottles, with the really jagged pieces that would shred a tire. A middle aged ...read more

  • Here’s A Story About A Woman Who Was ...

    Contributed by Terry Barnhill on May 11, 2010
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    Here’s a story about a woman who was standing at a bus stop. She had just cashed her tax refund check, so she was carrying more money than usual. She glanced around and noticed a shabbily dressed man standing nearby. As she watched, she saw another man walk up to him, hand him some money, and ...read more

  • Can't Call Him A Liar

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 2, 2010
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    CAN'T CALL HIM A LIAR During quail season in Georgia, an Atlanta journalist met an old farmer hunting with an ancient pointer at his side. Twice the dog ran rheumatically ahead and pointed. Twice his master fired into the open air. When the journalist saw no birds rise, he asked the farmer for ...read more

  • What The Name

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2010
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    What the Name "Hoover" means in Finland At the end of World War I, Herbert Hoover, later to become President of the United States, led the allied relief efforts in Europe. He kept hundreds of thousands from starving, and a new word entered the Finnish language. In Finland, to “HOOVER” means to be ...read more

  • Friendly ...

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 12, 2010
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    Friendly Employees Mamie Adams always went to a branch post office in her town because the postal employees there were friendly. She went there to buy stamps just before Christmas one year and the lines were particularly long. Someone pointed out that there was no need to wait on line because ...read more

  • The Year Of The Yes  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 23, 2010
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    THE YEAR OF THE YES Playwright Maria Hedley had her fill of terrible dates. Most of the dates she went on she thought the guys would be great candidates but they were totally unsatisfying. She got sick of her own taste and decided that fate couldn’t mess up her love life anymore than she could, ...read more

  • The Kindness Of Abraham Lincoln

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Apr 13, 2011
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    THE KINDNESS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN Despite his busy schedule during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln often visited the hospitals to cheer the wounded. On one occasion he saw a young fellow who was near death. "Is there anything I can do for you?" asked the compassionate President. "Please write a ...read more

  • In The Gospel In Hymns, Published In 1950, Is A ...

    Contributed by John Putty on Apr 14, 2011
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    In The Gospel in Hymns, published in 1950, is a story about Philip Brooks, author of “O Little Town of Bethlehem”: One April fools day, Brooks saw a boy on Boylston Street in Boston trying to reach a doorbell. Brooks walked up the steps and said, "Let me help you, my little ...read more

  • Lincoln Writes A Letter

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 24, 2011
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    LINCOLN WRITES A LETTER Despite his busy schedule during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln often visited the hospitals to cheer the wounded. On one occasion he saw a young fellow who was near death. "Is there anything I can do for you?" asked the compassionate President. "Please write a letter ...read more

  • Melt It, Don't Hammer It

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 24, 2011
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    MELT IT, DON'T HAMMER IT Alexander Maclaren once said, "Kindness makes a person attractive. If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it." The writer from the 1930’s, Somerset Maugham, had a mother who was an extraordinarily beautiful woman his father was an extraordinarily ugly man. ...read more

  • The Famous Preacher, Charles Swindoll Once Said, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 24, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
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    The famous preacher, Charles Swindoll once said, "Kindness is a language that deaf people can ...read more

  • Kindness: The Closing Of A Life

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 25, 2011
    based on 1 rating
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    KINDNESS: THE CLOSING OF A LIFE Because I drive the night shift, my cab often becomes a moving confessional. Passengers climb in, sit behind me in total anonymity, and tell me about their lives. I encounter people whose lives amaze me, some ennoble me, others make me laugh and sometimes make me ...read more

  • Ali Kissed 'em!

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 16, 2012
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    "ALI KISSED 'EM!" Former boxing writer Harold Conrad visited a women's prison with heavyweight fighter Muhammad Ali. "All the inmates lined up," wrote Conrad. "They were ooh-ing and aah-ing as he went along. There were some good-looking ones. But he kissed only the ugly ones." After they left ...read more