Contributed by Karen Buck on Jul 3, 2006
"The Wilderness is not a negative time for those obey God. Its purpose is very positive: to train and prepare us for a new move of the Holy Spirit" -
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 19, 2004
Thank God, not everyone lets the negatives of life keep them from accomplishing what God wants them to do.
On June 18, 1999 Gary and Gloria Sloan, Southern Baptist missionaries, who had been on the field of Mexico only six months, were enjoying a birthday celebration for their daughter, Carla,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 22, 2009
DIVORCE NEGATIVELY AFFECTS CHILDREN: STATS
Children get emotionally scarred and traumatized from divorce.
Children and Divorce: A report on educating students from divorced and single-parent homes by the NEA Standing Committee on Instruction and Professional Development:
The majority of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Negative thoughts breed doubts and despair. Such thinking enslaves life and keeps it from reaching out for the best. Such thinking makes life a stranger to possibilityNegative thoughts poison the mind. What a mind poisoned
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 19, 2009
Stress can be both positive or negative; it can drain us, but it can also charge us!
1. Distress -- demotivates us, brings us down
2. Eustress-- motivates us, it is tiring in the short term by invigorating in the long…
• Meeting a challenge
Contributed by Bob Joyce on Oct 10, 2007
In large part, Jesus has a negative attitude toward wealth. Doesn’t have much of anything good to say about money (Mark 4:19; Matthew 6:19; Luke 12:13; 16:1; 19:1).
Jim Bakker, of PTL fame, once the health and wealth and prosperity gospel preacher, said he was convinced by God in a dream, and he
Contributed by Kerry O'neill on Jan 27, 2019
A christian man was stranded on a deserted island for many years. He was finally discovered and a rescue crew arrived. They were impressed with all the things he built by himself, most prominently 3 buildings. They asked him about the first building and he answered, “That is where I live.” Then
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 24, 2019
“Since psychological studies first began, people have given themselves top marks for most positive traits. While most people do well at assessing others, they are wildly positive about their own abilities, Dunning said.
That's because we realize the external traits and circumstances that guide
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 5, 2003
A linguistics professor was lecturing his class.
"In English," he explained, "a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative."
"However," the professor continued, "there is no language wherein a double
There is no better opportunity for any adult to impact this world, than to develop strong Christian relationships with and through their children.
A survey was taken among parents. The point was to record the negative and positive statements they made to their children in the
Contributed by Ken Gilmore on Jul 7, 2004
After three years of research, Indiana University sociologist Donna Eder has identified an important dynamic involved in gossip. Eder discovered that the initial negative statement was not the starting point for gossip. The critical turning point was found in the response to the initial negative
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 20, 2005
A survey asked mothers to keep track of how many times they made negative, compared with positive, comments to their children. They admitted that they criticized ten times for every time they said something favorable. A three-year survey in one city’s schools found that the teachers were 75%
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 28, 2001
The average person has more than two hundred negative thoughts a day-worries, jealousies, insecurities, cravings for forbidden things, etc. Depressed people have as many as six hundred. You can’t eliminate all the troublesome things that go through your mind, but you can
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 19, 2004
I don't believe that just because someone believes something, that that makes it so. But there is something to be said for having a positive attitude; especially when God has made a promise.
As much as 77% of everything we think is negative and counterproductive and works against us. People
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 1, 2007
A New Barna report came out this week (Sept 07) :
"The new study shows that only 3% of 16 - to 29-year-old non-Christians express favorable views of evangelicals…
"… Among young non-Christians, nine out of the top 12 perceptions were negative. Common negative perceptions include that