Contributed by Mark Beaird on Nov 3, 2000
In the December 4, 1989 issue of Newsweek magazine, there was an article about a little known mental disorder called erotomania. It is a mental illness in which a person has the delusion that he or she is the object of someone’s love. Some imagine love affairs that continue for years, yet it all
Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Dec 23, 2003
A woman was washing dishes one night and as she looked at the plate she asked herself, “How many times have I washed this plate?” And she put the plate down, went to her room, packed a small bag, and left the house. That night she called home to check on the kids and said she loved them all but she
MY DESIRE, TO BE LIKE JESUS;
MY DESIRE, TO BE LIKE HIM.
HIS SPIRIT FILL ME,
HIS LOVE O’ERWHELM ME,
IN DEED AND WORD,
TO BE LIKE HIM.”
--Lillian Plankenhorn, 1946
Is that your heart’s prayer? How can one ever be like Jesus? The secret to being
Contributed by Adam Deibert on May 7, 2004
A couple was driving home on their 25th wedding anniversary after a celebration at a fine restaurant. The wife was sitting over against the door on the passenger side. Her husband was behind the wheel. And she began to lament: “Oh, honey, remember when we were so close? I mean, I remember when we
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Jul 30, 2004
: During a long and losing baseball game, the restless 12-year-old players were questioning Ritchie, their assistant coach, about his attractive younger sister. Annoyed at the idle chatter, the head coach hollered, "When you’re in the dugout, talk baseball!" After a moment’s
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2003
THE GOOD NIGHT KISS
At the end of their first date, a young man takes the girl back to her home. Emboldened by the night, he decides to try for that important first kiss. With an air of confidence, he leans with his hand against the wall and, smiling, he says to her, "Darling, how ’bout a good
Contributed by Curt Cizek on Feb 25, 2003
Have you ever seen the Walt Disney movie, Hercules? It’s a great movie. Zeus was the father of all the gods. That is god with a small “g.” Zeus had a son named Hercules. Hades who was the ruler of the underworld was angry with Zeus so he devised a plan to overthrow the gods and take over Mt.
Story: The Swiss are a very dour people – and not prone to much communication.
Hans and Maria lived on a farm in Switzerland. Maria was starved of affection. And Hans never gave her any signs of love. So Maria’s need to be appreciated went unfulfilled.
At her wit’s end one day, Maria
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Oct 27, 2004
Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote a poem entitled “I Loved Once,” in which she writes, “They never loved who dreamed that they loved once,” and “Love looks beyond the bounds of time and space, Love takes eternity in its embrace.” Love
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Oct 27, 2004
A heard about a man that took his wife to a marriage counselor and they told him all their problems. Finally after an hour of listening the counselor got up, walked around the desk, lifted her up out of her chair, and gave her a kiss that took her breath away. He turned to the husband and said,
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jun 28, 2005
A Click and a Pop-Up Menu! (06.30.05--Direction--John 21:15-19 )
Just being in love is not enough especially when you are considering spending the rest of your life in that condition.
Internet romance is on a real boom swing around the world. Only a few short years ago anyone who “dated” on
Contributed by Steve Lucas on Jul 30, 2005
I want you to imagine a couple sitting in a coffee shop. And you are one table over. Have you ever done this? You just kind of eavesdrop. You know, those coffee shops are small enough; you can hear almost every conversation in the room. You know, just have your laptop open so they don’t know you
Contributed by James Kelley on Feb 11, 2002
Ode to the Old Lady in the Mirror
A very weird thing has happened. A strange old lady has moved into my house.
I have no idea where she came from, or how she got in. I certainly did not invite her. All I know is that one day she wasn’t there, and the next day, she was.
She is a clever old
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 9, 2002
Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket, or a holding pattern
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jul 22, 2002
The final picture of God’s love for us through Jesus Christ comes for a story told by the late Pastor Louis Valbracht as he relates an event in his life.
I remember when I returned from over seas at the end of W.W. II, I was met by a nearly-three-year-old daughter whom I hadn’t seen
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Nov 8, 2003
Psychologists tell us that the excitement of being in love increases your heart rate so that your face glows, your lips look more red, and those circles under your eyes actually become less noticeable!
Heightened emotions of love cause your pupils to
Contributed by William Yates on Nov 8, 2003
Illustration: Love truly does compel us to go the distance for the object of our affection. Mel Gibson, playing cab driver Jerry Fletcher in “Conspiracy Theory,” said this to someone riding in his cab:
“Love gives you wings! It makes you fly. I don’t even call it love—I call it Geronimo. You
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 8, 2004
As David Lieberman explains, “Self-esteem and Ego are inversely related—when one goes up, the other goes down…a person with low self-esteem is highly sensitive…The greater our self-esteem, the less hurt we feel when someone is disrespectful.”
• You can see how important this is to church life;
Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Nov 11, 2004
Self Love Is Ordinary
Self-love is so ordinary that Jesus used it as a reference point: Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” When I was in elementary school, the teacher sometimes solved the first problem on a sheet of homework to show us how the others were solved. Jesus used our love for
Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 14, 2004
In the musical “Fiddler on the Roof”, a russian peasant named Tevye asks his wife a simple question “Do you love me.”
Love him? Golde had never even met Tevye until the day of their arranged wedding. Now, after 25 years of marriage he wants to talk of love? It sounds so, so ... ridiculous, so