Illustration: Love in Deed and Truth: A young man spent an entire evening telling a girl how much he loved her. He said that he could not live without her; that he would go to the ends of the earth for her; yes, go through fire for her, or die for her. However, on leaving, he said, “I’ll see you
Speaking of gender issues, I heard that a while back Bill Gates decided it was time to figure out what gender a computer is. I mean, we assign gender to a lot of inanimate objects. In fact, in Spanish every noun is either male or female.
Bill Gates called together his top male experts and his
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 5, 2009
I came across this true account from Reader’s Digest:
My cell phone quit as I tried to let my wife know that I was caught in freeway gridlock and would be late for our anniversary dinner. I wrote a message on my laptop asking other motorists to call her, printed it on a portable inkjet and taped
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 9, 2009
When Thomas Edison was 38 years old, his wife died leaving him a very lonely man. Six months after her death, Edison began looking for a new mate. He would leave no stone unturned in a systematic search reflecting his scientific nature. Although he liked to be portrayed in the media as a genius
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
EDISON: A LOVESICK FOOL
When Thomas Edison was 38 years old, his wife died leaving him a very lonely man. Six months after her death, Edison began looking for a new mate. He would leave no stone unturned in a systematic search reflecting his scientific nature. Although he liked to be portrayed
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 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 Rodelio Mallari on Dec 12, 2010
KISSING PROMOTES A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
If you want to be happy, healthy, successful, and live longer, give your spouse a kiss before you go to work each day. That’s the conclusion of a study conducted by a group of German physicians and psychologists, in cooperation with insurance companies.
ON THE WAY TO THE FAIR
A man was going to the county fair one day with a pig under one arm and a chicken under one arm, and a basket on his head. He came to a crossroads and didn’t know which way to turn. While he stood there deciding, an attractive young woman approached him, heading the same
Contributed by Perry Greene on Sep 19, 2011
I'M SORRY...AND CONGRATULATIONS
After breaking up with his fiancée, a young man realized the error of his ways when he wrote: "Dearest Marie, No words could ever express the great unhappiness I’ve felt since breaking our engagement. Please say you'll take me back. No one could ever take your
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 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