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  • Family  PRO

    Contributed by Bruce Landry on Dec 17, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Family Clovis Chappell, a minister from a century back, used to tell the story of two paddleboats. They left Memphis about the same time, traveling down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. As they traveled side by side, sailors from one vessel made a few remarks about the snail’s pace of the more

  • Families Are Wonderful. Families Are Challenging. ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 5 ratings

    Families are wonderful. Families are challenging. I am reminded of this every time I see my favorite Cosby Show episode in which Cliff, the father played by Bill Cosby, and Theo, the son played by Malcolm Jamal-Warner, have a chat about Theo’s desire to live like a “regular” person rather than more

  • Two Boys

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Mar 11, 2019

    Two Boys Two young boys are playing happily in the garden and are great companions for some time, but then something bad happens. One boy gets ill and is stunted and is never the same again, while the other one grows to full and healthy mature manhood even though he suffers far more than his sick more

  • Two Men, Two Soils  PRO

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 27, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    TWO MEN, TWO SOILS Two of the men have impacted my life. Both of them died of cancer. For many years one of these men allowed his CIRCUMSTANCES to harden him towards those in his family and towards God. I thought my dad was about as far away from God as he could be. He seemed to be represented more

  • Life In The Family

    Contributed by Aldo Rivellino on Apr 13, 2009

    LIFE IN THE FAMILY After four years of marriage and no offspring to show for it, my wife and I (mostly my wife) decided that we would like to adopt a child. Not long after the tedious process of filling out papers, being investigated for any criminal activity, going to interviews to authenticate more

  • Two Angry Brothers?

    Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on Jan 19, 2022

    ACCIDENTLY, COINCIDENCE OR ON PURPOSE? There were two precious brothers. They loved each other. Their parents owned a huge farm. The brothers worked in harmony alongside their mom and dad for years. Suddenly and unexpectedly the father and mother died. One brother went to a lawyer about the more

  • American Families

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2006

    American Families · 80% of Americans agree it is better for children if their parents are married, but 55% also agree that “love is what makes a family.” · 49% of Americans agree that married people are happier than unmarried people. · 97% of Americans in traditional families and 88% in more

  • Born Into The Family

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 25, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    BORN INTO THE FAMILY Pastor Wayne Cordeiro, in Leading on Empty, writes of his daughter, adopted when only three days old. The apple of his eye, Abby, compromised her faith and morality, making choices that expelled her from college, and for two years was searching for her identity, struggling why more

  • The Center Of A Family  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 27, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    THE CENTER OF A FAMILY Gary Ezzo says that one of the problems with families today is that the husband and wife join hands to form a family circle and then a child comes along and they place the child in the center with the husband and wife still forming the circle. But now everything revolves more

  • Two Preachers And Two Signs

    Contributed by Johnny Knight on Aug 10, 2007

    Two Preachers and Two Signs Two preachers were standing beside the mountan road holding two signs.  One sign said "turn around before it is too late" and the other said "the end is near".  All the sudden a car came speeding around the curve and past the two preachers holding their signs and never more

  • Family Stages

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 21, 2009

    FAMILY STAGES Now you know why I say, "The family takes a lot of work!" A healthy family will go through several stages that require perseverance and a good work ethic. Stage One -- The family begins at the, "I do"s and a couple is birthed. Now comes the dying to self. Stage Two -- The couple's more

  • New York State Sociologists Studied Two ...

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Nov 26, 2006

    New York state sociologists studied two families-the Max Jukes family and the family of Jonathan Edwards. The head of the Max Jukes family (not his real name), was an unbeliever, a man with no obvious sense of morals, and he married a girl with similar values. Among the known descendants of the more

  • The Tater Family  PRO

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 3, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    The Tater Family Some families make church their home. Others find other uses for the church. Take the notorious Tater family, for example. Perhaps you’ve met some of them. · The chief of the clan is old Dick Tater, who insists on running everything in church. · His brother Ro Tater keeps more

  • Not A Guest, But Family

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Dec 9, 2008

    NOT A GUEST, BUT FAMILY Ellen Porter tells the story of Mitsuyo, a Japanese exchange student coming to live with her family. Her father had written and warned Ellen that Mitsuyo was a willful child, but she saw no signs of that at all. She dressed the same each day, was silent while eating at the more

  • Happy Families

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Feb 11, 2012

    HAPPY FAMILIES Leo Tolstoy opened his novel, Anna Karenina with this line: "Happy families," he said, "are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." I don’t know if that’s entirely true, but, of course, more

  • Family Fuss

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 20, 2010

    FAMILY FUSS If you think your family has problems, consider the marriage mayhem created when 76-year-old Bill Baker of London recently wed Edna Harvey. She happened to be his granddaughter’s husband’s mother. That’s where the confusion began, according to Baker’s granddaughter, Lynn. "My more

  • The Sermon On Family

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Oct 20, 2011

    THE SERMON ON FAMILY A young minister, with very small children, preached to his congregation on the theme, "10 ways to raise good and godly children." Some years later, with his children entering their teens, he returned to his theme, but the same sermon was entitled: "10 suggestions for more

  • Rent A Family…?

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 14, 2013
    based on 3 ratings

    RENT A FAMILY...? I read a recent article about how people in Japan are so busy that older people can now rent a family. Here’s the quote: "In Japan, you can rent a family. Elderly Japanese who are isolated from their children by the frantic pace of modern life can rent a 'family' for lunch and a more

  • Family Holidays

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010

    Quote: Robert Orben: Who can ever forget Winston Churchill’s immortal words: "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, We shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we more

  • A Forever Family

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 10, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    A FOREVER FAMILY Author Keith Miller tells of an outgoing 40-year-old woman who was part of a sharing group he led. Here is her story: "When I was a tiny little girl, my parents died and I was put in an orphanage. I was not pretty at all and no one seemed to want me. But I longed to be adopted more