Contributed by Fred Schaeffer on Dec 5, 2008
When I lived in Ottawa, KS there was a salvage yard especially for trucks -- big trucks, mid-size trucks, cabs of all sizes and trailers, too -- the truck salvage yard had it all. In reality it looked like a cemetery for old, broken down trucks. This salvage yard spanned a half mile location along
One of the worst things that could happen to anybody is a car accident. My oldest son had this happen recently. He was okay, just a few bruises, but the car was totaled. Not good.
A day or so later, he and I went to the garage where the car had been towed. We took turns removing his personal
Contributed by David Ibeleme on Jul 8, 2008
No marriage is beyond redemption once the individuals involved are willing
The report has been given about a man in Beijing, China, who, at 82 years of age, suffered a devastating financial loss.
Mistrustful of banks, he had dug a hole in the ground 5 years earlier and deposited his life savings in it. When the man needed some cash, he dug up the money. To his
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Dec 28, 2004
A farmer went to his banker and announced that he had bad news and good news. “First, the bad news...” “Well,” said the farmer, “I can’t make my mortgage payments. And that crop loan I’ve taken out for the past 10 years—I can’t pay that off, either. Not only that, I won’t be able to pay you the
Contributed by Shane Hargrave on Aug 4, 2009
ECONOMY: GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS
A farmer went to his banker and announced that he had bad news and good news. "First, the bad news..." "Well," said the farmer, "I can't make my mortgage payments. And that crop loan I've taken out for the past 10 years--I can't pay that off, either. Not only
Contributed by Bradley Kellum on Aug 11, 2009
A shipwrecked man managed to reach an uninhabited island. There, to protect himself against the elements and to safeguard the few possessions he had salvaged, he painstakingly built a little hut from which he constantly and prayerfully scanned the horizon for the approach of a ship. Returning one
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010
BURNING DOWN OR SMOKE SIGNALS?
A shipwrecked man was once washed ashore on an uninhabited island. Using the few things he managed to salvage from the wreck and from whatever he could find on the island, he painstakingly built himself a hut. That little hut was the only protection he had from the
Contributed by Don Jones on Apr 3, 2007
A farmer went into his banker and announced that he had bad news and good news. "First, the bad news...""Well," said the farmer, "I can’t make my mortgage payments. And that crop loan I’ve taken out for the past 10 years -- I can’t pay that off, either. Not only that, I won’t be able to pay you
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 15, 2009
When Robinson Crusoe was on a deserted island after his ship had wrecked, he found a bible among the chests he had salvaged. His heart was changed upon reading it and he uttered these words. “I learned to look more upon the bright side of my condition, and less upon the dark side, and to consider
SHIPWRECK AND STRANDED
A man was shipwrecked on an uninhabited island. He painstakingly built a little hut for protection and a place to keep the few items he had salvaged from the wreck. He prayed fervently for his rescue, scanning the horizon for a ship, but NOTHING. For weeks he lived under
Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Dec 18, 2006
Dorothy Rodefeld is known in Madison, Wisconsin, as the "light lady" because of the elaborate Christmas displays she builds each year at her 19th century farmhouse. Last year, however, Dorothy’s nativity scene was robbed.
Among the missing items were a shepherd and a wise man. But it was the
Ruth Bell Graham, the wife of Billy Graham, has written a story, which she calls “The Mender.”
“He had built for himself a great house on one of the Caribbean islands. It is a thing to behold. Tall rusty iron columns, collected and resurrected with an ingenious homemade device. This Great
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
A farmer went into his banker and announced that he had bad news and good news. "First, the bad news...""Well," said the farmer, "I can’t make my mortgage payments. And that crop loan I’ve taken out for the past 10 years -- I can’t pay that off, either. Not only that, I won’t be able to pay you the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 5, 2012
STABILIZING THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA
In the early nineties, the leaning Tower of Pisa began to lean too far. Seeing that the 180-foot-high tower would soon become dangerous, engineers designed a system to salvage the twelfth-century landmark by holding the lean constant. First the engineers
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
There is a growing awareness of increasing efforts to recycle… it is going on all around us:
The most notable home in Colorado built with recycled materials is Dennis Weavers “Earthship” near Ridgeway, Colorado. It is a beautiful, environmentally friendly, 10,000 square foot home made of used
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 21, 2012
WORSHIP AT A GARBAGE DUMP
Imagine a town built atop an active landfill. That is "Garbage City" in Cairo, Egypt, longtime home to an impoverished, marginalized community of Coptic Christians for whom life is only going to get harder.
The so-called Zabbaleen have been the trash collectors of
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Oct 10, 2005
"In the west during the torrential spring rains, the rivers frequently rise and flood the lowlands. There was a little girl who lived In the valley of one of these mighty rivers and one weekend "he was going with her parents to visit friends. As she was packing, she placed her dearest possession in
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jan 20, 2005
“No Rusty Promises in Heaven!” Leviticus 26: 40-45 Key verse(s): 45:“But for their sake I will remember the covenant with their ancestors whom I brought out of Egypt in the sight of the nations to be their God. I am the Lord.”
If you are interested in learning about hope, take a walk sometime
THE STORY OF THE GIPPER
It was halftime of the 1928 Army vs. Notre Dame Game that legendary head coach Knute Rockne gave his "win one for the Gipper" speech to his beleaguered players.
Notre Dame was having one of its worst seasons on record and Rockne was trying to salvage what he could of