Contributed by Jack Kale on Apr 6, 2016
The wooden fence around our yard was black from mildew in parts, but it was mostly sun bleached gray. The grime was heaviest around the sprinkler heads where Florida humidity turns the porous wood into a mildew factory. I had grown accustomed to the funk and had gotten so
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 23, 2008
Washing in the Bible
A worship station is set up. There are two but they are the same thing. Water is a powerful cleansing agent and symbol. In the temple, the priests washed their hands and their feet every time they led worship to symbolize their initial baptism when they were set apart for
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
WASHING DISHES FOR GOD
Brother Lawrence, a 17th century lay brother and a good cook, spent most of his years in a monastery as a cook. He did not have the education necessary to become a cleric and his mundane duties included cooking meals, running errands and scrubbing pots, anything but
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 10, 2001
[Will You Wash My Dishes?]
Sometimes we get a distorted idea about what love is.
One night, a man decided to show his wife how much he loved her.
After dinner he began to recite romantic poetry, telling her he would climb high mountains to be near her, swim wide oceans, cross deserts in the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 5, 2011
WASH YOUR HANDS
In 1818, Ignaz Phillip Semmelweis was born into a world of dying women. The finest hospitals lost one out of six young mothers to the scourge of "childbed fever." A doctor's daily routine began in the dissecting room where he performed autopsies. From there he made his way to the
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Sep 19, 2001
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. He eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and
Contributed by Tony Abram on Sep 9, 2006
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed fervently for God to rescue him. Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but no hope in sight. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2005
“Wash me!” was the anguished prayer of King David.
“Wash!” was the message of John the Baptist.
“Unless I wash you, you have no part with me,” said the towel-draped Jesus to Peter.
Without our being washed clean, we
Contributed by Mark Eberly on May 12, 2008
Thus when Paul talks about Christ washing the church there is a definite connotation baptism through the pouring out of water and then another connection through the spirit of God that is poured out. Therefore men we are to be the source for the women in our lives. We are to be the source of life.
Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Dec 23, 2003
A woman was washing dishes one night and as she looked at the plate she asked herself, “How many times have I washed this plate?” And she put the plate down, went to her room, packed a small bag, and left the house. That night she called home to check on the kids and said she loved them all but she
Contributed by Dean Kennedy on Aug 26, 2002
"Ten Reasons Why I Never Wash."
1. I was forced to wash as a child.
2. People who wash are hypocrites--they think they’re cleaner than others.
3. There are so many kinds of soap, I could never decide which was right.
4. I used to wash, but it got boring.
5. I wash only on Christmas or
Contributed by Mark Beaird on Nov 2, 2000
SUCKED IN, WASHED UP, AND BLOWN OVER
Chippie the parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, and blown over.
The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean Chippie’s cage with a vacuum cleaner. She removed the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
God washes the eyes by tears until they can behold the invisible land
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Dec 30, 2006
When you’re washing dishes or cleaning house; when we play Monday night hockey and exchange laughter in the dressing room; when one lies in a hospital bed waiting for someone to attend to a need; when we stand over the remains of a loved one
Contributed by Jon Daniels on Jun 15, 2004
One of the chores that I enjoy doing is washing my car. Like to see that dirt disappear. Like to see the shine of a freshly washed car. Like to shine up the tires, make the chrome sparkle, clean all the fingerprints and dog nose prints off the windows. Finish washing it. Park in front of
Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 6, 2004
REGULAR WASHING PAYS OFF The sign at a drive-in carwash said: REGULAR WASHING PAYS OFF. It’s not only a message to auto owners, it’s also a reminder of an important spiritual lesson. Just as cars require periodic washings to remove harmful dirt and