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
Scientists were studying the impact of a high-cholesterol diet on heart disease. To measure this effect, they fed a group of genetically similar rabbits the same high-cholesterol diet. To their amazement, half the rabbits developed heart troubles, while the others were normal, with no noticeable
Why is this touching so important? “Dr. Brandt points out that as late as 1920, the death rate among infants in some founding hospitals in America approached 100 percent. Then Dr. Fritz Talbot of Boston brought over from Germany an unscientific sounding concept of “tender loving care.”
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 Guy Caley on Jan 26, 2003
Clip from final scene of "Shrek"
Fiona: "I was supposed to be beautiful"
Shrek: "But you are beautiful"
Unconditional love. It’s the deepest longing of our hearts, because each of us harbors deep inside the fear that if others really knew us, that they would want nothing to do with us. In
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 9, 2003
A PADDY’S DAY JOKE
Paddy was tooling along the road one fine day when the local policeman, a friend of his, pulled him over. "What’s wrong, Seamus?" Paddy asked. "Well didn’t ya know, Paddy, that your wife fell out of the car about five miles back?" said
OUR COMFORT, OUR HOPE-- COMMUNION MEDITATION
Recently I came across a true story that happened during the Holocaust of the Second World War.
Solomon Rosenberg, his wife and their 2 sons were arrested, together with Rosenburg's mother and father for the crime of being Jews. They were placed in
Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 11, 2003
THAT ANOTHER MIGHT LIVE- COMMUNION MEDITATION
About 6:00 A.M. on a Wednesday morning James Lawson of Running Springs, California (in the San Bernardino mountains) left home to apply for a job. About an hour later his thirty-six-year-old wife, Patsy left for her fifth grade teaching
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Aug 4, 2003
Christian philanthropist Fred Smith tells how his daughter Brenda and her husband Rick befriended an ex-convict and the woman with whom he was living. Rick gave the man a job. Brenda spent time with the woman, bought things for her, and witnessed to her about Christ. Together they convinced the
Contributed by Stan Martin on Aug 25, 2003
On April 28, 1999, just eight days after the Columbine shooting, shock rock singer Marilyn Manson was scheduled to perform a concert in Iowa City, Iowa. And since Manson’s music
was prominent in the lives of Columbine killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, there was a lot of emotion
Contributed by Aldy Duque on Oct 28, 2003
Your Lover Shall Live
During the 17th century, Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, sentenced a soldier to be shot for his crimes. The execution was to take place at the ringing of the evening curfew bell. However, the bell did not sound. The soldier’s fiancée had climbed into the belfry
Contributed by Kent Wise on Mar 25, 2007
Father John Powell, professor at Loyola University in Chicago, writes about a student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy:
Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our first session in the Theology of Faith.
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 Sermoncentral on Sep 4, 2001
Michelangelo was browsing about in a marble shop one day. His attention was drawn to one particular piece. He walked around and around it, pondering its beauty. After a time, he told the shopkeeper that he wished to purchase it. The shopkeeper, evidently an honest soul, agreed that though it was