Contributed by James Snyder on May 22, 2021
One day this past week, I decided to stay home and catch up on a little bit of reading. It's not often that I take a day and not go to the office and just pander around the house. Sometimes it's necessary to do such a thing, and I don’t do it often enough.
The Gracious Mistress of the
Contributed by James Snyder on Mar 13, 2021
Once when I wore a younger man's suit I would take anything free. I assumed it was my right to get something free.
Then I had a conversation with my grandfather. If anybody knew how to squeeze a buffalo out of a nickel, it was my grandfather. But you couldn’t trick him by offering him
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 19, 2007
Between 1984 and 1989, about $450 million was stolen in non-church based religion-related scams; by ’01 the total hit
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Between ’98 and ’01, at least 80,000 people lost $2 billion to religious scams in the U.S. vs. $450 million lost by 15,000 people between
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 16, 2009
ONLINE FRAUD STATS
Americans reported $240 million in online fraud losses in ’07 to the FBI (an increase of $40 million from ’06). Median dollar loss in ’07 per complaint was $680. Men lost on average $1.67 to every dollar women lost. Men accounted for 75.2% of reported perpetrators and 57.6% of
SAVING THEIR ASSETS
I’m amazed when I read about these people that were swindled by that investor banker, Bernard Maddoff. Famous celebrities, head of sates, high ranking officials, charities, universities,… invested their money and overnight their lifetime savings gone, vanished in a Ponzi
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 11, 2011
ACCEPTING THE GOOD NEWS
A promotion by H. R. Block Inc. in 2001 offered walk-in customers a chance to win a drawing for a million dollars. Glen and Gloria Sims of Sewell, New Jersey, won the drawing, but they refused to believe it when an H. R. Block representative phoned them with the good
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 13, 2009
BUYER’S REMORSE AND A DEAD DONKEY
A city boy, Kenny, moved to the country and bought a donkey from an old farmer for $100.00. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. The next day the farmer
drove up and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the donkey died."
Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 19, 2012
SKELETONS IN OUR CLOSETS
The Rockefeller family is considered to be one of the most philanthropic families in the world, helping humanity globally in issues like economics, religion, education and environmental affairs. Yet the Rockefeller family tree is filled with many skeletons.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2001
A prisoner who just couldn’t take any more pulled a daring escape from the county jail in Fordyce, Arkansas. He would have been better off staying put: as the man was escaping, a county judge was ordering his immediate release because he had been locked up too long due to a clerical error. The
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 30, 2002
THIEF GETS THE BIRD
A man in Ontario, Canada returned home one evening to find his more valuable and easily-fenced goodies stacked neatly beside the door. When the homeowner saw the living room was also spattered with blood, he feared the worst for his beloved house pet, a large African parrot.
OBJECT LESSON: EGG OSMOSIS
Osmosis is the process by which water enters our tissues. All of our cells are surrounded by a membrane that selectively allows in anything the cell needs but prevents unwanted molecules from entering.
Weigh a couple of uncooked eggs and carefully place them into a
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jul 19, 2010
FREE PIZZA - TEN DOLLARS
Way back in the day when Katie and I were dating, I got this phone call from her. She was very excited. She had just purchased a discount coupon book for discounts on various restaurants in town, for only $25.00. If you are familiar with the Entertainment Coupon Book,
Contributed by James Snyder on Oct 24, 2020
This past week was one of the best weeks I've had in a long time. I got everything completed, as well as some overdue projects.
There’s no feeling quite like the feeling of having accomplished your goals for the week. As far as I was concerned, this called for an Apple fritter celebration.
Contributed by James Snyder on Jul 11, 2020
There are times when my bad hearing is a blessing. I'm not sure if I'm not listening or not hearing. It’s hard for me to tell.
For example, the other night, right after midnight, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were pretty much sound asleep. There was more sound on the other
Contributed by James Snyder on Feb 27, 2021
For some reason, the last several weeks we have been getting many visitors at our door. I'm not sure if this is a general trend or if it is just our door.
Some of them have been salesmen, religious people, scam artists, and a host of other people. They only had one goal in mind, and that was
Contributed by James Snyder on Feb 8, 2020
I am old enough to remember those days when there was nothing like cell phones. Oh, those quiet, golden silent days. At the time, I did not realize just how wonderful that time was.
Every time you needed to make a phone call, you had to go to where a phone was. Those were the days of the telephone