Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jun 21, 2001
[No Place for Faith, Citation: Leo Tolstoy in Confessions. Christianity Today, Vol. 32. no. 10.]
My break with faith occurred in me as it did and still does among people of our social and cultural type.
As I see it, in most cases, it happens like this: People live as everyone lives, but they all
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jun 22, 2001
J B Priestley wrote a powerful play, ’They Came to a City’ in which he portrayed the disillusionment of those who entered it. The city’s splendid buildings dedicated to commerce and the arts celebrate human genius and human glory. They look fine on the glossy pages of books that tourists take
Contributed by Jim Luthy on Jul 13, 2001
"Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles it and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out
Contributed by Jim Luthy on Jul 19, 2001
"Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 4, 2001
We can get ourselves in Trouble Fast
A burglar broke into a house one day. As he was stealing the valuables he heard a voice out of the darkness that said, "Jesus is watching you". He almost choked. He stoped and looked around and then he shook of his fear and went on stealing some more.
Contributed by Jim Luthy on Aug 14, 2001
Despite its Christian heritage, the United States leads every other nation in the industrialized world in the percentage of single-parent families (23%), abortion rate (22.9 per 1,000 women aged 15-44), sexually transmitted diseases (syphillis rate is 6.3 per 100,000 and gonorrhea rate is 149.5 per
Contributed by Tim George on Feb 8, 2001
“At first it is a mere thought confronting the mind; then imagination paints it in stronger colors; only after that do we take pleasure in it, and the will makes a
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 20, 2001
A man sent a letter to Ann Landers. He wrote, "This is for the woman who was distressed about her son. I would like to ask her some questions about the boy. Is he disrespectful? Has he been arrested for drunk driving? Has he been kicked out of college for cheating? Has he made his girl friend
Contributed by Bob Briggs on Mar 11, 2001
Remember Rachel Scott who was killed after she said she was a Christian. Her parents have traveled across America sharing the message of Christ to others. Her dad said, “It is not
Contributed by Rob Short on Mar 18, 2001
Two small birds after having just hatched in a nest had a conversation.
One bird said to the other bird while looking at the broken egg shells, “we
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on May 6, 2001
D.L. MOODY: Approached one day by a man who claimed to have no sin in his life: ’Well, I would
Contributed by Norman Lawrence on Mar 25, 2001
"Fire Your Rockets"
I read with interest this past week about the Astronaut who dropped a 10 pound wrench into space, and they had to fire the rockets in the space shuttle to avoid this wrench hitting their cabin and taking all the pressure out, and killing them all in space. Imagine! A 10
Contributed by Steven Chapman on Mar 26, 2001
Think how many temptations you and I face in an ordinary day. Staying in bed late - the temptation to laziness. Growling at the breakfast table - the temptation to unkindness. Arguing over who should change the baby this time - the temptation to selfishness. Starting work 10 minutes late - the
Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 5, 2001
Mark Antony was know as the "silver-throated orator of Rome." He was a brilliant statesman
magnificent in battle, courageous, and strong. And he was handsome. As far as personal qualities are concerned, he could have become a world ruler. But he had a very vulnerable and fatal flaw of moral
Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 5, 2001
Writer & speaker Joni Erickson Tada was paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident. In her book Secret Strength, Joni wrote about facing temptation.
I was in my late 20’s, single, and with every prospect of remaining so. Sometimes lust or a bit of fantasizing would seem so inviting and
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Apr 5, 2001
In preparation for a meeting in a large city, famed evangelist Billy Sunday wrote a letter to the mayor in which he asked for the name of individuals he knew who had a spiritual problem and needed help and prayer. How
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Apr 12, 2001
A slight omission can bring serious consequences. There is an English Proverb which fits well here:
For want of a nail, the shoe was lost;
For want of the shoe, the horse was lost;
For want of the horse, the rider was lost;
For want of the rider, the battle
Contributed by Tony Miano on Apr 30, 2001
How many of you have seen the modern-day Christmas classic, “A Christmas Story?” It’s a great movie about one family’s Christmas season and a little boy’s mission to receive the Cadillac of BB guns as a present. The Miano family watches this movie every year. Whenever I see the scene of Ralphie