Contributed by on Dec 19, 2009
STORY: "Puppies for Sale" (Chicken Soup for the Soul).
A little boy appeared under the store owner’s sign, "Puppies for sale."
"How much are you going to sell the puppies for?" he asked.
The store owner replied, "Anywhere from $30 to $50."
"I have $2.37," the little boy said, "Can I please
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Charlene Cothran is the publisher of Venus Magazine, which is a periodical for lesbians of African descent. She recently announced on the magazine’s web site that she has become a Christian and has rejected the lesbian lifestyle she had been living.
Cothran said that as a magazine publisher she
Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Apr 27, 2003
There is a story about a story about Vladimir Nabokov, the Russian writer who wrote Lolita, and Pale Fire. One summer Nabokov and his family were staying with some friends in Alta, Utah. While there Nabokov took the opportunity to enlarge his collection of butterflies and moths.
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Aug 22, 2008
Story: Baboons On The Loose
In eastern Africa a troop of about 50 baboons made themselves at home right next to a farm.
The baboons were amusing at first but soon wore out their welcome.
Before long they were ravaging the corn and other crops and helping themselves to anything they could
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jun 22, 2010
Theological belief is sometimes a murky matter. A candidate for ordination as a minister was asked, "What part of the Bible do you like best?" He said: "I like the New Testament best." Then he was asked, "What Book in the New Testament is your favorite?" He answered, "The Book of
In A.D. 202, Emperor Septimius Severus disallowed conversions to Christianity. In the wake of that act, severe persecution broke out against Christians, particularly in North Africa.
Living in Carthage at the time was a young woman of nobility named Perpetua, age 22. She
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 25, 2011
"In an article in Campus Life a young nurse writes of her pilgrimage in learning to see in a patient the image of God beneath a very 'distressing disguise.'
"Eileen was one of her first patients, a person who was totally helpless. 'A cerebral aneurysm (broken blood vessels in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2011
A thirty-four-year-old German woman named Anna Rosmus recently told the tragic story of what happened in her hometown in Germany during World War II. Speaking at Carson-Newman College in Tennessee, she told of growing up in Passau, Germany, years after the war. As a teenager, she
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2011
A man was stranded on an island. Alone for a number of years. Finally he was located and some people came ashore to rescue him. Before they took him off the island, he wanted to show them around. He took them to his hut and said "This is the home I built with my own 2 hands."
Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Jul 17, 2011
One evidence that the Genesis flood was a real event is the prevalence of flood stories in other ancient cultures, remnants of the story passed on by Noah’s descendants, stories corrupted as his descendants forgot the one true God.
The Mesopotamian flood story describes their
THE SIMPLE STORY
Last week, I met in the worship center with the four-year-olds from the school and we talked about what pastors do. After I was done showing them my robe and stoles and my private Communion kit and talking about the different places a pastor stands in church to talk about Jesus,
Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Feb 2, 2009
An eight-year-old British girl has been taken into care by Portuguese authorities after her mother reportedly left her alone to go out drinking while on vacation in Portugal.
In Spain, a father booted his two 11-year-old twin sons out of the car in which they were travelling
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 16, 2009
Joni Eareckson Tada is an American Christian author, artist, and founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, an "organization accelerating Christian ministry in the disability community". She wrote an autobiography entitled Joni and appeared in a film of the same name. She has a daily
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 13, 2009
THE STORY OF ISAAC WATTS
A young boy complained to his father that most of the church hymns were boring and old-fashioned, with tiresome words that meant little to his generation. His father challenged him with these words: "If you think you can write better hymns, why don’t you?"
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
THE NOBEL STORY
In 1866, Alfred Nobel invented dynamite and built up companies and laboratories in more than 20 countries all over the world. In the process, he amassed a considerable fortune. When Nobel’s brother died, the newspaper made a mistake and ran an obituary for Alfred Nobel. In the
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Mar 20, 2009
THE STORY OF FRIDA
Frida Gashumba tells something of her story in her book Frida: Chosen to Die, Destined to Live, a miraculous escape from the Rwandan genocide. Frida was born in 1980. She was a Tutsi, one of the tribes 'created' during colonial rule based primarily upon height, head size,
Contributed by Jim Kane on May 18, 2009
It was a conversation that has stuck with me over the years. I was not a part of the conversation, per se, but I was a part of the audience that listened. I think that it took place in 1986 but I cannot remember. It was, I remember, a Sunday night at the church where I was
Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Jul 28, 2011
THE STORY OF JUSTICE
We all know the story; the bad guys, lead by Ugly Nasty have robbed the bank, the savings of the people of Rattlesnake Gulch have been taken to the abandoned mine. But before Jake and his henchmen left they abducted the school teacher, (the stunningly beautiful, even in
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 11, 2009
A FASTING STORY
Barbara Gordon tells about her first time fasting. (I don’t want to lose my reward) She fasted one day a week for 9 weeks. She was lead to pray for 9 individuals that had requested prayer. At the end she said, "God moved in many ways during that time. While most of the