Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 20, 2009
God is not like a dog. Some dogs, as long as you show them affection or give them treats, they will come running and wag their tails and be just so excited. If we didn’t know there name we could call them "Fido" or "Ginger" or any name and they would respond. We could even call
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 4, 2010
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
Contributed by Troy Borst on Sep 9, 2010
POPULAR NAMES (www.ssa.gov)
The Social Security Administration keeps records of what children are named each year and publishes those lists for us to consult when naming a child. I looked up some neat facts:
2009 Jacob, Ethan, Michael
2009 Isabella, Emma, Olivia
1990s Michael, Christopher,
THE IMPORTANCE OF A NAME
I went to a doctor for some pain here, upper side of my stomach… in those days I used to eat 6 times a day like for 3 people… But my doctor was sick too, staying home, another doctor replacing him. His name was Vlad Tzepelea – in translation THE IMPALER… like Dracula…
Contributed by Bob Aubuchon on Jan 19, 2001
What’s In A Name?
A lot of people subconsciously predict career success based on a name, according to James Bruning, Ph.D., a psychology professor at Ohio University in Athens. In his study, participants forecasted that girls with feminine names like Emma and Winifred would be more successful
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 19, 2002
READING THEIR NAMES
Jeff Greenfield is a news correspondent for ABC News. He lives in Salisbury, Connecticutt and has attended the same Memorial Day observance in his community for the last 15 years. He writes:
"At 10 a.m., the parade begins moving down Main Street. It is a small
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
When the 1960s ended, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district reverted to high rent, and many hippies moved down the coast to Santa Cruz. They had children and got married, too, though in no particular sequence. But they didn’t name their children Melissa or Brett. People in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2002
NAME OF GOD...?
If you’re in Lake City, Fla., one of these days and happen to run into a 50-something fellow with a sandy moustache, a receeding hairline, and aviator glasses, you may be in the presence of I Am Who I Am. Really.
But that’s because Columbia County Court turned down his first
1. In Isaiah 14:12, he is named Lucifer and called the son of the morning
2. In 2 Corinthians 11:14 & 15, it is said that he transforms himself into the likeness of an angel of light
3. The god of this world who blinds men’s minds (2 Corinthians 4:4)
4. The prince of this world (John
Contributed by Rich Young on Jan 21, 2001
JILL STANEK IS A 44 YEAR OLD NURSE WHO WORKED FOR SEVERAL YEARS AT THE CHRIST HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER IN OAK LAWN, ILLINOIS, A CHICAGO SUBURB. SHE CHOSE THIS HOSPITAL BECAUSE OF ITS CHRISTIAN NAME, HOPING THAT SHE WOULDN’T HAVE TO FACE SOME OF THE ETHICAL DILEMMAS REGARDING ABORTION THAT SHE
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Apr 8, 2009
There was an outstanding Episcopal priest named Samuel Shoemaker, who lived in the first half of the last century. This was his statement: "It would take a theologian with a fine-toothed comb to find the Holy
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Nov 23, 2009
Sometimes, the right name will accomplish something for you that you can’t accomplish yourself. I’m reminded of the time I was Editor-in-Chief of Computer Gaming World and we were attending a big convention. Sony’s Psygnosis division was having a big party at a nightclub and my technical editor
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 12, 2010
ONLY NAME IN HEAVEN IS "CHRISTIAN"
John Wesley once dreamed that he was at the gates of hell. He knocked and asked, "Are there any Roman Catholics here?"
"Yes, many," was the reply.
"Any Church of England men?"
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 12, 2010
FIVE NAMES OF CHRISTIANS
Scripture gives five names to Christians—
1. Saints—for their holiness in Christ;
2. Believers—for their faith;
3. Witnesses—for their testimony;
4. Disciples—for their knowledge;
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Apr 6, 2011
JESUS KNOWS US BY NAME
Names convey a sense of who we are and how others relate to us. "The Lord has called Me from the womb; ...He has made mention of My name" (Isa. 49:1).
At the Korean Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, the people seldom refer to one another by their first name. They speak
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 8, 2011
SIGN YOUR NAME OR FORGET IT
J. Vernon McGee tells of an incident that happened in one of his pastorates. A man came to him and said, "I want to tell you about a certain situation." He told him about a certain man who was involved in a particular sin. The man wanted to do something about it. He
OUR WHITE STONE NAME
In the BBC reality show Monastery, a group of five men from diverse backgrounds voluntarily join a Benedictine monastery for a span of forty days. The five men don't have to assent to Christian beliefs, but they do have to respect and follow the monks' communal
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Jul 30, 2011
DOUBTING (ENTER YOUR NAME)
The most famous doubter of all time is Thomas. Through history Judas has been the only disciple criticized more than Thomas. Tradition has given him a new name: "Doubting Thomas." He wanted proof that Jesus was resurrected from the dead.
But can you blame him? When
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 3, 2011
SAVED BASED ON THE NAME
There was a lawyer in a metropolitan city that was leaving his firm one night and as he was walking ot his car he saw a dirty bum on the sidewalk leaned up against a building. He had pity on the bum and told him that he wanted to help him out. He took put a pen and began
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Aug 15, 2011
THE RIGHT NAME OPENS DOORS
Mark Roberts wrote of a time when he visited the Capitol as a guest of Congressman John Campbell. As long as he was with the congressman, he could walk freely around the Capitol, entering many areas that were reserved "for authorized personnel only," reserved for