In an article in Time Magazine on global poverty, specifically on the efforts of rock star Bono of the group U2, March 4, 2002:
The model for a new approach is Jubilee 2000, which campaigned with great success to reduce developing world debt. Jubilee 2000 was based in Europe, not the U.S., and
Contributed by Eric Muldoon on Nov 18, 2002
Albert Barnes - " It is not enough for salvation without the benevolent and holy acts to which it would prompt, any more than the good wishes and kind words of the benevolent are enough to satisfy the wants
THE SUCCESS IN OVERCOMING
A study of 300 highly successful people like Franklin Delano
Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Winston Churchill, Albert Schweitzer, Mahatma
Gandhi, and Albert Einstein revealed that one-fourth had handicaps such as blindness, deafness, or crippled limbs. Three-fourths had
Contributed by Eric Hickman on Dec 16, 2002
It was a chilly December evening in downtown Chicago, and about a dozen people from a suburban Christian college were Christmas caroling. A few people stopped to listen. A black man edged closer as they sang. His head nodded in rhythm with the melody. He was probably in his 20s, but his tired and
Contributed by Philip Gill on Jan 13, 2003
Martin of Tours was a Roman soldier and a Christian. One cold winter day, as he was entering a city, a beggar stopped him and asked for alms. Martin had no money; but the beggar was blue and shivering with cold, and Martin gave what he had. He took off his soldier’s coat, worn and frayed as it was;
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Oct 30, 2000
“We have drugs for people with diseases like leprosy. But these drugs do not treat the main problem, the disease of being unwanted. That’s what my sisters hope to provide. The sick and poor suffer even more from rejection than
- A barber in a small town was busy cutting hair one day when the local cop walked in to get a haircut. And the barber was feeling a bit generous that day, so he said to the cop... "Since you do such a good job protecting us, and watching over us... today’s haircut is free." The cop said he
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
There’s a verse of a poem that’s stayed in my memory for years - "O God, that bread should be so dear, and flesh and blood should be so cheap." ... John Wesley used to say that
Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
A couple of weeks ago I was listening as my Dad talked about what it is like to live on a fixed income, now that he is retired. "Fixed income," I said, "I’d love for my
Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 25, 2001
An Online survey revealed that, while the average donation to beggars was less than 30 cents, the average daily donation to a panhandler is $56, ranging from a low $15 to $100 per day, or a surprising $30,000
Contributed by Richard Jones on Nov 1, 2000
A group of well-intentioned people met to discuss ways and means of helping a friend who had been down on his luck recently. Knowing him to be an extremely proud person, who would not accept money, they decided to arrange a bogus raffle. They told him that they would all draw numbered slips of
- Did you know that the first modern-day lottery was started in 1963 in the state of New Hampshire. And now there are 37 states who have lotteries, including Illinois. And in 1997, statewide lotteries suckered $16 Billion dollars from Americans.
- Did you know that the state of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 1, 2001
I saw a Peanuts cartoon. Charlie Brown and Linus are inside all bundled up and Snoopy’s out in the cold shivering in front of his empty dog dish. Charlie and Linus are having a discussion on how sad it is that Snoopy is hungry and cold. "He’s cold and hungry. We ought to do something about it."
Contributed by George Rennau on Feb 21, 2001
One winters night in 1935. LaGuardia - - the mayor of New York city showed up at a night court in the poorest ward in the city.
He dismissed the judge and took over the bench.
That night a tattered old women was brought before him for stealing a loaf of bread.
She defended herself by saying “my
Contributed by Dennis Clark on Feb 23, 2001
(Heard during a sermon at Bible conference at Camp Zion in Myrtle MS) A woman came to the alter bitterly weeping and confessed to her pastor,"Preacher, I ain’t
Contributed by Scott Carson on Mar 29, 2001
A man on vacation was strolling along outside his hotel in Acapulco, enjoying the sunny Mexican weather. Suddenly, he was attracted by the screams of a woman kneeling in front of a child. The man knew enough Spanish to determine that the boy had swallowed a coin. Seizing the child by the heels, the
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Apr 10, 2001
TOP 10 SIGNS YOU ARE BROKE
10. American Express calls and says: "Leave home without it!"
9. You’re formulating a plan to rob the food bank.
8. Long distance companies don’t call you to switch.
7. You rob Peter...and then rob Paul.
6. You finally clean your house, hoping to find change.
Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 30, 2001
Mother Teresa visited Australia. A new recruit to the Franciscan order in Australia was assigned to be her guide and “gofer” during her stay. “Thrilled and excited at the prospect of being so close to this woman, he dreamed of how much he would learn from her and what they would talk about. But
Contributed by Dana Chau on Aug 30, 2001
My favorite Bible teacher, Steve Brown, really understands the problem of "Prosperity Theology," the belief that God wants us to be wealthy, healthy and happy all the time. He says, "I just can’t see how things could be so good for the followers of a religion [speaking of Christianity] whose