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  • Prepared To ...

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 6, 2010
     | 2,583 views

    Prepared to serve. Joshua died at 110 years old in 1380 B.C. He assumed leadership around 1406 B.C. Therefore, he was around 85 years old when he took command from Moses!Before Joshua ever took the reigns, he had been a servant, a soldier and a spy. Some feel that you can make a man by giving him ...read more

  • Prepared

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 5, 2020
     | 1,749 views

    Almost every Sunday morning I begin my sermon with a cute or funny story. This morning I start with a sad story. Bob and Betty were 2 of my dearest friends in Indiana. A strong, loving example of what a married couple should be. However, this couple was always at least 15 minutes late for ...read more

  • Be Prepared

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Feb 15, 2019
     | 3,152 views

    BE PREPARED A few minutes before 8 AM on Sunday, December 7, 1941, Japanese carrier-based airplanes struck Pearl Harbor. In a raid lasting less than two hours, they sank or seriously damaged eight battleships and 13 other naval vessels. Almost 200 American aircraft were destroyed, and approximately ...read more

  • Prepared To Wait  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Dec 1, 2002
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,432 views

    PREPARED TO WAIT Ed Watt was visiting a local department store with his wife, and they had just purchased a piece of luggage and a cooler. As Ed browsed in the shoe depart-ment waiting for his wife to finish the rest of her shopping, a clerk asked if he could be of assistance. “No, thank ...read more

  • Preparing For Departure

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Nov 23, 2010
     | 3,416 views

    PREPARING FOR DEPARTURE I once read how, in the spring of 1981, a young man was flown into desolate northern Alaska to photograph the natural beauty and mysteries of the tundra. He took along 500 rolls of film, several firearms, and 1,400 pounds of provisions. As the months passed, the words ...read more

  • Are You Prepared?

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Sep 25, 2011
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     | 3,667 views

    ARE YOU PREPARED? One day, a king died. His servants spread the unbelievable news all over the palace. He had died in his bed of natural causes. "Where has he gone?" asked one of the king's wisest counselors "Why, to Heaven of course!" answered all the others. "No", said the other ...read more

  • Prepare To Be Embarrassed

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Jan 28, 2014
     | 3,693 views

    PREPARE TO BE EMBARRASSED "One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Word of God, read it and believe it. Then the rest of us ...read more

  • Preparing For Death

    Contributed by Warren Lamb on Jan 7, 2008
     | 3,003 views

    Preparing For Death Several years ago, I was on staff with a fellow pastor who had been suffering with diabetes and its ill effects for most of his life. He was a single dad with two sons who were the same ages as two of my boys. His name was Mike, and we were close in age. Mike had lost an ...read more

  • John Tillotson Said, "He Who Provides For This ...

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Sep 2, 2008
     | 1,486 views

    John Tillotson said, "He who provides for this life, but does not take care for eternity, is wise ...read more

  • When Our Ship Was In Dry Dock, I Was Assigned A ...

    Contributed by Timothy Darling on Oct 26, 2008
     | 1,408 views

    When our ship was in dry dock, I was assigned a watch in the barracks one night. I don’t remember what the problem was, I usually did not have this problem, but that night I was very sleepy. Since it was my own barracks I was roaming, I slipped into my room and lay down ... just for a moment. About ...read more

  • My Wife And I Have Invested In Some Exercise ...

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Nov 12, 2008
     | 1,485 views

    My wife and I have invested in some exercise equipment through the years. We’ve bought a stationary bike, an exercise ball, a weight set and even an Abs-machine. But, most of these items never met their intended goal. Our tone didn’t improve like we intended and we didn’t get stronger. Why? ...read more

  • A. One Day, A Grandfather Went Fishing On A ...

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Nov 21, 2008
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    A. One day, a grandfather went fishing on a small lake. Pushing his boat away from the dock, he jumped in and managed to get a way out before dropping anchor. His grandson and son came down to the dock and noticed that grandpa was just sitting in the boat with his head propped on both hands, not ...read more

  • Prep Your Heart

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Jan 29, 2009
     | 1,989 views

    PREP YOUR HEART My wife and I have had a painter in the house this week creating a very colorful and fun bedroom for our two youngest sons. The painter is a man who cares deeply about his craft. In conversation with him this week, I have learned a great deal more about the nature of painting ...read more

  • Christ's Return Is A Done ...

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 17, 2009
     | 2,138 views

    Christ’s return is a done deal! In the May 1984 National Geographic color photos and drawings showed the swift and terrible destruction that wiped out the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in A.D. 79. The explosion of Mount Vesuvius was so sudden; the residents were killed while in their ...read more

  • One Evening A Burglar Finally Decided To Make His ...

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Aug 24, 2009
     | 2,582 views

    One evening a burglar finally decided to make his move. He had been casing a house for weeks and determined that tonight he was going to break into a particular house where he was sure that the owners had left for vacation. Slyly and with extreme stealth he headed to the window. He had already ...read more

  • Micaela Played T-Ball. Many Of You Know About The ...

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Aug 24, 2009
     | 1,700 views

    Micaela played t-ball. Many of you know about the t-ball experience. One of the kids asked me if Micaela’s team was good. I chuckled because from what I see no t-ball team is “good.” They are there to learn some basics and have fun. The biggest struggle that the coaches face is not kids who can’t ...read more

  • Have You Seen The Insurance Commercial On Tv ...

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Dec 15, 2009
     | 1,666 views

    Have you seen the insurance commercial on TV that shows a talking pot hole? “Did I do that? Let me call someone for you! Oh, I don’t have a cellphone.” The talking pothole just causes problems and does nothing to fix them. People have built all sorts of roads: roads of commerce and conquest. ...read more

  • Arranging Your Departure

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Dec 2, 2010
     | 1,757 views

    ARRANGING YOUR DEPARTURE A young man works as a photographer for a magazine. In 1981 he was flown into an Alaskan wilderness to photograph the natural beauty and some rare flowers. He had everything prepared - photo equipment, 500 rolls of film, and several days of provisions. He kept a diary ...read more

  • Make Sure The Captain Is On Board

    Contributed by John Perry on Jan 1, 2011
     | 2,633 views

    MAKE SURE THE CAPTAIN IS ON BOARD A young naval officer was undergoing his first sea training on board a naval ship. His responsibility was to safely steer the ship away from the wharf and set it on course for a voyage out to sea. He carefully went through all the procedures of disembarking the ...read more

  • Knowing Where You're Going

    Contributed by Larry Allen on Jan 9, 2012
     | 1,842 views

    KNOWING WHERE YOU'RE GOING Remember Alice in Wonderland when she comes up to the fork in the road and asks the Cheshire cat which way to go. He asks her, "Where are you going?" Then she replies, "I don’t know," at which he replies, "If you don’t know where you are going, what difference does it ...read more