Contributed by Marc Carr on Aug 7, 2006
Floyd Landis, embroiled in a doping scandal since winning this year’s Tour de France, raised a Mennonite in Pennsylvania, leans on his mother for support.
“She’s the one that no matter what happens, to me or to anyone else in life, she will remain unchanged,” he said.
Contributed by Greg Yount on Jul 30, 2005
Love does not seek its own, but hurt people become more and more self-seeking and self-contained. In this climate the love of God waxes cold. A natural example of this is the two seas in the Holy Land. The Sea of Galilee freely receives and gives out water. It has an abundance of life, nurturing
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Aug 4, 2005
I saw a woman coming out of Loblaws this week with a t-shirt that said “I’LL LOVE YOU WHEN YOU ARE MORE LIKE ME”
That’s often how we do it – once people get redeemed, then we will love them, it is not
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Aug 8, 2005
"A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up.
He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you, but first let me do this. He proceeded to crumple the $20 dollar bill up. He then
Contributed by Stephen Wright on Jan 8, 2006
A professor of psychology had no children of his own, but whenever he saw a neighbour scolding a child for some wrongdoing, he would say, "you should love your boy, not punish him."
One hot summer afternoon the professor was doing some repair work on a concrete driveway leading to his garage.
Contributed by Stephen Wright on Jan 8, 2006
"I love you, Mother," said little John;
Then, forgetting his work, his cap went on,
And he was off to the garden swing,
Leaving his mother the wood to bring.
"I love you, Mother," said little Nell;
"I love you better than tongue can tell!"
Then she teased and pouted half the day,
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Feb 14, 2006
Well, why don’t you treat me like you used to do? How come you treat me like a worn out shoe?
My hair’s still curly and my eyes are still blue.
Why don’t you love me like you used to do?
Why don’t you spark me like you used to do?
And say sweet nothings like you used to do?
I’m the same old
Contributed by Neal Gracey on Feb 18, 2006
In England at The House of Commons, Princes Alice had a young daughter and her daughter had Diphtheria. Doctors told Princess Alice to stay away from her face so as to not breathe her daughter’s breath, because she then would contract the terminal disease and die.
One day as the daughter lay
Contributed by Mark Wood on Feb 18, 2006
A nine year old girl came into the room of her very sick mother. Thinking her mother was asleep the little girl unfolded the blanket and covered her mother up. The mother said, It was not long ago that I was Covering you up and taking care of you. This little girl paused and
Contributed by John Shearhart on Mar 25, 2006
I’ve heard a tale that a man would climb a mountain
Just to be with the one he loves.
How many times has he broken that promise?
It has never been done
Well I never climbed the highest mountain,
but I walked the hill of Calvary
Just to be with you I’ve done everything
There’s no price I
Contributed by Darryl Bell on Apr 17, 2006
We serve Jesus by serving people. A wealthy American traveler visited a hospital in Southeast Asia. He walked in just as a young missionary nurse was cleaning the sores of a sick, dirty, elderly man who had been found lying in a gutter. The rich man said to the nurse, “I wouldn’t do that for a
Contributed by Manuel Amparo on May 10, 2006
A grandfather found his grandson, jumping up and down in his playpen, crying at the top of his voice. When Johnnie saw his grandfather, he reached up his little chubby hands and said, “Out, Gramp, out.”
It was only natural for Grandfather to reach down to lift the little fellow out of his
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Dec 24, 2009
Think about a mother who just gave birth to her firstborn. Suppose that as she held her baby in her arms, someone came up to her and said, “How much do you want for the child?” Not only would the mother show no interest, but she would be offended at the thought that this precious child could be
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 1, 2010
"You Have To Love Him Into It"--A Stock Assistant Learns a Big Lesson
A stock assistant was working at a grocery store on Christmas Eve. One of the things he was responsible for was the display in one of the aisles which was a pyramid of canned products. He had to rebuild this display many times
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Feb 22, 2010
I'm now just another number in the system of "New Start". I made a phone call for Unemployment Benefits yesterday, while I am looking for a ministry opportunity. It took me a long time to get through and I was asked by a computer a series of questions before speaking personally to someone. Then the
Contributed by John Herrmann on Mar 25, 2011
EVER BEEN BOTHERED BY PEOPLE?
Sometimes church and worship can keep us from the living water people need and that we need. People can actually hide behind church, the machinery of church and worship.
Recently I attended a Wednesday Lenten service with my wife in my former church. A stranger
Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Nov 6, 2011
SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS
He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a little boy.
"Can I have a puppy?"
"Sure," said the
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 8, 2008
Once upon a time a woman was married to a perfectionist husband. No matter what his wife did for him, it was never enough.
At the beginning of each day, he would make out his list of chores for her to do, and at the end of each day, he would scrutinize it to make sure she had done all
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on May 9, 2008
ILLUSTRATION: I LOVE YOU ANYWAY
Overcoming the odds is like the man who finally decided to ask his boss for a raise in salary.
It was Friday. He told his wife that morning what he was about to do, All day the man felt nervous and apprehensive.
Late in the afternoon he summoned the courage
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Ministering to Christ
In The Midst of Disaster
“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom… For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger and you invited Me