Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Sep 14, 2009
As a family we recently made use of a disposable barbeque. We’ve owned proper barbeques in the past but we haven’t had one for a few years so when my wife suggested a few weeks ago that I should barbeque some burgers in the garden I remembered that we had a few disposable barbeques in the garage.
As the parents of three young children, my wife and I often took advantage of many helps in order to be good nurturers. However, sometimes even our best efforts resulted in the unexpected.
With hopes of teaching our oldest son the necessity of depending upon God, we began reading to him from the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
J. Wilbur Chapman Meets General Booth of Salvation Army
A willingness to obey is the first step toward spiritual understanding John 7:17 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
When J. Wilbur Chapman was in London, he had an opportunity to meet General
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 2, 2009
Boy Survives in Wilderness by Obeying Father’s Instructions
More than ninety people conducted an ALL-NIGHT SEARCH for an eight-year-old boy named Dominic. While on a skiing trip with his father, this little boy apparently had ridden a new lift and skied off the run without realizing it. They hoped
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 27, 2009
BE FOUND DOING YOUR DUTY
"Keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come"(Matt 24:42).
A man named Col Davenport was speaker of the Connecticut house of representatives in the late 1700s. On May 19, 1780, the sky of Hartford darkened ominously, and some of the
Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 8, 2009
In the movie Yes Man. Carl Allen is at a standstill. No future... Until the day he enrolls into a personal development program based on a very simple idea: say yes to everything!
POEM ON RISK
This is a poem on risk from a classroom wall:
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out for another is to risk involvement
To expose feelings is to risk exposing, your true self
To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Jan 25, 2010
According to psychologist William Damon, respect for the parent who exercises proper authority leads to respect for legitimate social institutions and to respect for law. In his book The Moral Child, Damon writes, “The child’s respect for parental authority sets the direction for civilized
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jan 31, 2010
There was a tyrannical husband who demanded that his wife conform to rigid standards of his own choosing. She was to do certain things for him as wife, mother, and homemaker. In time she came to hate him as much as she hated his list of rules. He died and in time she came to love another man whom
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Feb 16, 2010
. 14 years ago Florida State’s sports information department had big news for Clay Shiver last year: Playboy magazine had selected him for its preseason All-America football team. But quicker than he snaps the ball, the 6-foot2, 280-pound center said, “No thanks.” he went on to say, “My mind was
Contributed by Sean Harder on Feb 17, 2010
MY WAY OR THE WRONG WAY
How many of you remember the game show that used to be on TV called "Let's Make A Deal"? I believe it was Monty Hall who would tempt people with what was behind different doors, or he would show them a wad of cash and say you can have the cash or choose what's behind door
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Apr 6, 2009
There was a man traveling through a certain area out west and he ran out of gas. As the economy was bad, he was really struggling. He didn’t have any money and was trying to get home to his wife and kids after interviewing for a job. So he looked in the phone book and called a sister church. The
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 6, 2009
Jeremy was a Christian. He had been saved at the age of 16, baptized, and was a faithful church member. When Jeremy chose a career, he did not pray about it or ask God for direction. He did what seemed obvious to him. When he dated, he was not careful to date only godly Christian women. When he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
PERFECT OBEDIENCE: ARABIAN HORSES
Arabian horses go through rigorous training in the deserts of the Middle East. The trainers require absolute obedience from the horses, and test them to see if they are completely trained.
The final test is almost beyond the endurance of any living thing.
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 10, 2009
BBC America hosts nutritionist Gillian McKeith who works with unhealthy eaters to break lifetimes of bad habits. BBC introduces their webpage with this introduction: Is your fridge stocked full of fresh fruits, vegetables and lean meats OR is it full of fat-filled, overly salted processed
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 10, 2009
Jesus, the man, was thirsty. Pastor and author, Max Lucado reminds us “That’s not THE CHRIST that’s thirsty. That’s the carpenter. And those
Contributed by Aldo Rivellino on Apr 13, 2009
After four years of marriage and no offspring to show for it, my wife and I (mostly my wife) decided that we would like to adopt a child. Not long after the tedious process of filling out papers, being investigated for any criminal activity, going to interviews to authenticate true intent, having
Contributed by Mark Eberly on May 4, 2009
Often people want to be mighty oaks. They want to be seen as strong and tall and be looked up to. We want the attention. We want to be admired. Except we don’t want to take the time to grow strong, deep roots. Jesus says that he want to make it as clear as possible. God is doing a great and new
FOLLOW ME. (Christ’s Steps)
It is reported that St. Wenceslaus, King of Bohmia, one winters night, going to his devotions in the snow barefooted, his servant, who endeavoured to imitate his master’s piety, began to faint, through the inclemency of the weather, till the king commanded him to follow
Contributed by Kyle Gray on May 18, 2009
Benjamin Franklin: He that is good at making excuses is