Mad Mike Hughes had a mission, to launch himself into outer space. He believed the earth was flat, and the only way to prove it was to go up into space and take a photo of the flat earth.
He did not trust others to document the truth, he would only believe it if he saw it with his own eyes.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
Men can suck the heady juice of exalted self-importance from the bitter weed of failurefailures are
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Aug 15, 2007
Dobson said (The Strong-Willed Child), “Whenever I’m tempted to become self-important and authoritative, I’m reminded of what the mother whale said to her baby: ‘When you get to
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 7, 2008
‘Raising children is quantifiably the most persistently unselfish act known to mankind, as millions of veterans of sleepless nights will attest. Parenthood is when "I" takes a backseat to "thou" -- when the infant-self submits to adulthood so that
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 15, 2002
Because self-importance is the natural human inclination, a same attitude for you, if you are a leader, will be to remind yourself constantly that the position of leader is not, in the deepest sense, any more important than that of the humblest follower. Both are simply contributing whatever
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
RUN TO THE REFUGE
Bunker gear, over 1,000 degrees of heat, protection from fire scene elements, provides a refuge/safety for self... importance of ARFF truck...refuge, responsible for protection of firefighters, T3000 3,000 gal. of water, large truck, nozzles, discharge 1,000 gpm...truck was
Contributed by Lisa Delay on Mar 27, 2005
An old man who was severely injured lost 3/4 of his blood volume. While he stayed in the hospital to recuperate, aides came to check him. They discovered him out of bed and on the floor on his hands and knees. Concerned, they queried him. The man replied that he had accidentally spilled water and
Contributed by Jay Winters on Dec 24, 2007
The last written words of Martin Luther were, “It is true, we are beggars all.” If you spend any time at all with beggars, you realize that one thing they are not plagued with is modesty. They simply cannot afford to be modest.
On a trip to Denver, my family and I witnessed a panhandler across
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Mar 15, 2007
The Rev. Frank Bartleman was a leader in the 1907 visitation of the Holy Spirit on Azusa Street in L.A. He said, "Men love the spectacular. What we do not understand is ’wonderful.’ God’s fire falls on sacrifice, as in Elijah’s case.
The greater the sacrifice, consecration, the more fire.
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 25, 2002
The young man was feeling very proud of himself. As a brand-new college graduate he had taken the C.P.A. Exams & passed with flying colors. Now he was a full-fledged Certified Public Accountant.
His father had been an immigrant to the U.S., & now owned his own little business. Filled with
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Today we are all rushing about working for that next pay raise. But what is that pay raise really going to profit us? We often can’t see the big picture for striving for something greater. Maybe we should have the attitude of this father. The young man was feeling very proud of himself. As a
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Jul 19, 2005
Toot and Tumble! (07.22.05--Pride--2 Chronicles 26:16)
Sometimes we just amaze ourselves when it comes to our own ability to work things out. You know, when faced with a troublesome situation, we come up with a problem solution that even we didn’t see coming.
The story is told of two ducks
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 31, 2009
THE BELTWAY OF GRIEF AND GUILT
Just a few days ago we celebrated, if that’s the right word, the thirtieth anniversary of something we all love to hate. Imagine observing the anniversary of something that has cost us dearly in dollars and also in blood and tears. Something we cannot live without,
Our transformed lives should drive us to want to do what is good in our lives. Christianity Today / Sports Spectrum an Article by Rick Weber notes:
Bob McNair the man responsible for Super Bowl 38 being hosted in Houston has this to say about his faith in Jesus Christ and unfinished