Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Nov 21, 2006
We need to return to returning thanks.
An old man showed up at the back door of the house some college students were renting. Opening the door a few inches, the students saw that the old man’s eyes were glassy and his furrowed face glistened with silver stubble. He clutched a wicker basket
Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Nov 21, 2006
Returning Thanks is a LEARNED Trait.
We are not born grateful creatures. Take a baby for just a little while and you’ll probably hold in your arms what could be best described as a schizophrenic! One minute cooing, the next crying; one minute silent, the next screaming; one minute friendly
Illustration: RETURN TO THE CABIN
A flight attendant spent a week’s vacation in the Rockies. She was captivated by the mountain peaks, the clear blue skies, and the beautiful forest. She also was charmed by a very eligible bachelor who owned and operated a cattle ranch and lived in a log cabin.
Contributed by Mack Armstrong on Jul 15, 2007
He was a young book peddler. Back before the days of numerous public libraries, book stores, the Internet and various other places from where one could buy or borrow a book, the book peddlers made their living by “peddling books.”
These men would begin their livelihood by acquiring
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
RETURN GOOD FOR EVIL
Let me share with you the story of a lesser known man, Rev. John Perkins. He was a black minister in the South "lived through the worst nightmares of the civil rights movement."
Perkins started a church, then a Bible Institute, a radio program, followed by a health
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 3, 2009
THE DIRT RETURNS
Julie Ackerman recalls asking, "How did everything get so dirty so fast?" I grumbled as I dusted the glass tabletop. "I had the whole house clean a month ago."
"Cleaning is a way of life, not an event," my husband responded.
I know he’s right, but I hate to admit it. I
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 23, 2010
THE BIRD'S RETURN
The great Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen (Ro-ald Amun-son) was the first to discover the magnetic meridian of the North Pole and the first to discover the South Pole. On one of his trips, Amundsen (Amun-son), took a homing pigeon with him. When he had finally reached the top
Christians’ Point of No Return
If you were inside the cockpit of a departing airplane, just as it took off from the runway you would hear the copilot or captain call out, "V1." This phrase represents the "point of no return."
As the airplane accelerates toward the end of the runway, the pilot
Contributed by Jim Kane on Apr 23, 2002
FAITHFUL TO RETURN--Communion Meditation
W. Paul Jones tells the story of women who shared this story from her childhood as a polio victim: “When my mother left me in Sunday School, I always asked to wear her locket. She thought I like the locket. That wasn’t it at all. I knew I wasn’t worth
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 5, 2001
THE BIG RETURN ON FAITHFULNESS
It was a stormy night in Birmingham, England, and Hudson Taylor was to speak at a meeting at the Severn Street schoolroom. His hostess assured him that nobody would attend on such a stormy night, but Taylor insisted on going. "I must go even if there is no one but
Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Mar 26, 2003
There is a legend which recounts the return of Jesus to glory after His time on earth. Even in heaven He bore the marks of His earthly pilgrimage with its cruel cross and shameful death. The angel Gabriel approached Him and said, "Master, you must have suffered terribly for men down there."
Contributed by on Apr 10, 2006
“Faith’s supreme longing is for the return of the glory that has departed from the sanctuary… If we today could rediscover the virtue in that Name, the victory in that Name, the violence in that Name, we
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 13, 2006
Return To Roots: Mainline denominations are casting off generic texts and hymns and reasserting sectarian beliefs to stem declining memberships. Methodists, Presbyterians Lutherans and Episcopalians all too often don’t know their denomination’s historic distinctives. Frequently less than 25% of
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 17, 2009
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
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 13, 2011
ADONIRAM JUDSON RETURNS TO THE LORD
Adoniram Judson graduated at the top of his class in college, then he headed to New York City to seek fame and fortune as an actor and/or writer. He had left the God of his father, thinking he was beyond such "primitive notions."
But such a life was empty
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Apr 14, 2011
WHY ENOCH NEVER RETURNED
A little child gave a most exquisite explanation of walking with God. She went home from Sunday School, and the mother said, "Tell me what you learned at school." And she said: "Don't you know, Mother, one day they went for an extra long walk, and they walked on and on,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 8, 2012
RETURN TO THE RIGHT PATH
In one section of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Christian and Hopeful are walking the King's Highway to the Celestial City. The path, once smooth and easy, becomes rough and hard. Then they come to an attractive place called Bypath Meadow. They climb over a fence
Contributed by Matt Neace on Aug 7, 2018
An Arkansas woman's stolen cash was turned over to police with a letter of apology from the thief who took it from her wallet.
Susan McNabb said she left her wallet, and the $160 cash it contained, behind at the Walmart store in Clinton, and when she returned a short time later, the wallet was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 19, 2007
Disney is returning to family-fare movies, reports Oren Aviv, the new President of Production at Walt Disney Pictures. The company is cutting 650 employees and phasing out its R-rated movies. Aviv says he will see to it that what the company brings