Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Aug 16, 2007
Years ago there was a terrible outbreak of disease in a tiny village in a remote part of Africa. Both children and adults were, getting sick and overcome with nausea. Several,weeks passed, and the sickness became widespread, and people started dying. Word of the disease
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Parnell Bailey visited an orange grove where an irrigation pump had broken down. The season was unusually dry and some of the trees were beginning to die for lack of water. The man giving the tour then took Bailey to his own orchard where irrigation was used sparingly.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 18, 2010
ROOTING FOR YOU
Zig Ziglar tells of the time he took his young son golfing. The boy was still relatively new to the game, so Zig was very impressed by his son’s performance on one of the par 4 holes.
At the tee, the boy lifted the ball straight and true down the fairway. A second shot got him
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 3, 2011
ROOTED FOR LIFE
There was once a farmer who went to town to purchase seeds for his farm. As he was returning home, one of the squash seeds he had purchased fell from his pocket onto the ground. It happened that within a few feet was another seed of a different type. The place where the two seeds
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 10, 2011
ROOTS AND FRUITS
How many of you have been to a funeral? As you approach the casket you'll see numerous floral arrangements, and these floral displays use two different kinds of flowers.
First there are the bouquets of cut flowers, and there are planters. There's generally more bouquets than
Contributed by Bob Gillchrest on Dec 8, 2008
Be truthful - you sometimes root for the underdog, don’t you? Whether it’s football, baseball, or basketball; whether it’s college ball or professional players, you root for the underdog, don’t you?
I do too. Except maybe if it’s the home team. These days it seems like if we’re rooting for the
Contributed by Richard Francis on May 10, 2009
THE DEEP ROOT EFFECT
I remember vividly a trip to a dentist for "deep root" surgery. I was told that as the nerve in my tooth was most likely dead, there was no need for an anaesthetic. I trusted the dentist as he selected which long wire to insert into my cavity to remove what ever was left
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Apr 3, 2010
Root Beer Thirst --- ---
As a kid in High School, I loved to go to amusement parks, and so did my friends. We only had a couple of amusement parks in the SF Bay Area and my high school buddies and I were able to convince our parents to drop us off at one of these amusement parks that was like a
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
THE ROOT BEARS THE FRUIT
A farmer one planted two fruit trees on opposite sides of his property. The one he planted to provide a hedge hide the unsightly view of an old landfill; the other to provide shade to rest under near a cool mountain stream which ran down beside his fields. As the two
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 3, 2011
TYING OFF THE TAP ROOT
The Japanese introduced a tree to the world that is called a Bonsai tree. It is measured in inches instead of feet as other trees are measured. It is not allowed to reach anywhere near its full growth potential but instead grows in a stunted miniature form.
Contributed by Greg Buchner on May 23, 2005
[Illustration – Twinkies and Root Beer - unknown source]
A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of Root Beer and he started his journey.
When he had gone about three blocks, he met an elderly man.
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 Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"Discontent is at the root of the creative processthe most gifted members of the human species are at their creative best when they cannot have their way, and they must compensate for what
Contributed by Darrin Fish on Dec 7, 2007
Years ago, there was a very wealthy man
• Who, along with his devoted son, shared a passion for art collecting.
• Together they traveled around the world, adding only the finest art treasures to their collection.
• Priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and many others adorned the walls
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 17, 2001
[Linked at the Roots, Citation: Blair F. Rorabaugh, Uniontown, Ohio. Leadership, Vol. 12, no. 2]
The article "What Good Is a Tree?" in Reader’s Digest explained that when the roots of trees touch, there is a substance present that reduces competition.
In fact, this unknown fungus helps link
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Oct 10, 2001
Alex Haley, the author of "Roots," had an unusual picture hanging on his office wall. It was a picture of a turtle on top of a fence post. When asked, "Why is that there?" Alex Haley answered, "Every time I write something significant, every time I read my words & think that they are wonderful,