Contributed by Donnie Martin on Apr 28, 2008
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PRAY
I heard a story of a ship that was sinking in the middle of a storm, and the captain called out to the crew and said, "Does anyone here know how to pray?"
One man stepped forward and said, "Yes sir, I know how to pray."
The captain said, "Wonderful, you pray
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 9, 2008
Lisa Beamer reflects on the loss of her dad in her book, "Let’s Roll." Slowly she began to understand that the plans God has for us don’t just include ‘good things’, but the whole array of human events. The ‘prospering’ he talks about in the book of Jeremiah is often the outcome of a ‘bad’ event.
Contributed by Michael West on Sep 29, 2008
Today our prayer could be: Lord, You were neither disheartened nor crushed as You lived YOUR life. The Father upheld You in Your mission. We ask today to uphold us. Grant us new strength, restore our
Contributed by Ferdinand Funk on Sep 29, 2008
Shadowlands is a powerful movie
Based on the life of C.S. Lewis.
In one scene Lewis has just return from London to Oxford.
Thru interesting circulmstances he met Joy Gresham,
And American woman who was interested in his writings.
Later on in the story
Lewis marries Joy Gresham in a
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Oct 14, 2008
Always Had an Uplifting Prayer
Scottish minister Alexander Whyte was known for his uplifting prayers in the pulpit. He always found something for which to be grateful. One Sunday morning the weather was so gloomy that one church member thought to himself, “Certainly the preacher won’t think of
Contributed by Dave Kinney on Nov 1, 2008
A fisherman who was out of fellowship with the Lord was at sea with his heathen buddies when a huge storm came out of nowhere and was close to destroying their small ship. His friends begged him to do anything, even pray, but he said to his buddies, “It’s been a long time since I’ve done that or
Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 24, 2008
The recent problems in our economy can be used as a wakeup call for us all. Maybe this current anxiety will turn many eyes toward God. The church is often at its best in tragedy and calamity. In 1867, many banks and factories were closing in America. Because of these problems, Jeremiah Lanphier
Bill Hybels states this about prayer from his book Too Busy Not To Pray: “From birth we have been learning the rules of self-reliance as we strain and struggle to achieve self-sufficiency. Prayer flies in the face of those deep-seated values. It is an assault on human autonomy, an indictment of
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 25, 2009
Two Irishmen, Pat and Mike, had narrowly escaped death on a sinking ship. They were floundering around in icy ocean waters on a couple of planks. Pat was addicted to the grossest profanity, so he thought he ought to repent of it, so the Lord would come to their rescue. Mike thought Pat’s theology
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 25, 2009
Some don’t pray much at all. A fisherman who was out of fellowship with the Lord was at sea with his godless companions when a storm came up and threatened to sink their ship. His friends begged him to pray; but he demurred, saying, "It’s been a long time since I’ve done that or even entered a
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jul 5, 2009
Second only to suffering, waiting may be the greatest teacher and trainer in godliness, maturity, and genuine
St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome has a holy door called the “Porta Sancta” which is only opened during a Holy Year of Jubilee which occurs every 25 years. The last one was in 2000. On Christmas Eve of 2000, Pope John Paul II struck a brick wall with a silver hammer, opening up the passage. (The
Contributed by Timothy Brown on Jan 23, 2010
Illustration for Prayer - Sir George Adam Smith tells how he and his guide were climbing the Weisshorn in the Swiss Alps. It was stormy and they were making their climb on the sheltered side of the peak. When they reached the summit, they were filled with the exhilaration. Sir George forgot about
“In a culture of so much media, do we risk becoming people who can no longer stand to be alone with our thoughts, a people with an almost
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Oct 12, 2002
Bill and Gloria Gaither have written many wonderful Christian songs. One that Gloria wrote in the late 1960’s came while she was expecting a child. The couple was going through some terrible problems. Bill had been seriously sick, their music had been attacked as not being spiritual. On new years
When I finally decided to do what God wanted, I realized this first hand. Within the span of one week, my wife and I had several negative things happen in our lives. First, a close family friend died of a massive heart attack. Two days after that, we found out that her grandmother was diagnosed
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 2, 2004
As I prepared for my sunday sermon and I struggled with my own hardships and how to describe the security that we have in Christ, I began to observe the spider. Every week I would faithfully rid the house of cobwebs. And every week I would find more. And I felt in my heart that as Christains we
Contributed by Tim Richards on Jun 22, 2005
Theodore Roosevelt said, "There has not yet been a person in our history who led a life of ease
Contributed by Lisa Delay on Oct 8, 2005
My son Nathan is autistic, so he struggles everyday with many things most of us take for granted. We, as his family, struggle too along with him. Things like speaking, a change in his environment, certain sounds, interruptions in his plans or routine and a host of other things often cause him great
Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 5, 2001
Writer & speaker Joni Erickson Tada was paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident. In her book Secret Strength, Joni wrote about facing temptation.
I was in my late 20’s, single, and with every prospect of remaining so. Sometimes lust or a bit of fantasizing would seem so inviting and