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  • Accepting Or Complaining

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 16, 2009

    ACCEPTING OR COMPLAINING In 2002, Lisa Beamer was interviewed by a writer for Today’s Christian Woman. She was asked "What happened to you on 9-11?" Lisa gave some details of the early part of that day and then says, "As soon as I heard that (it had been her husband’s flight), I cried out 'No!' more

  • Coping With Complaining

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 21, 2012

    COPING WITH COMPLAINING How do you cope with complaining, nagging, whine-baby people? Internet discussion board posted this: Why do people complain so much? I know it's a natural thing but it has to be unhealthy. At my job people never stop complaining. Every day it's either too hot or too more

  • Complaining On The Day Of ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 30, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Complaining on the Day of Judgment The story is told of billions of people scattered on a great plain before Almighty God’s Throne. Some of the groups near the front talked heatedly - not with cringing shame; but, with belligerence. "How can God Judge us?" said one. "What does He know about more

  • Jim Rhodes: God's Complainer  PRO

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 16, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Jim Rhodes: God’s Complainer Driving through Mineral Wells, Texas, one afternoon in 1994, Jim Rhodes noticed many buildings standing vacant due to the shutdown of a local military base. "I always complain to God about things that bother me," says Rhodes, "so I asked him, ’Why aren’t these more

  • Complaining Is Remedied By Thankfulness  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 3, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    COMPLAINING IS REMEDIED BY THANKFULNESS Turn back again to the book of Exodus—Exodus chapter 34. The cure for complaining is not found in changing our circumstances, but rather gaining a proper view of God. · Do you really believe that God has your best interests at heart? · Do you really more

  • The Pessimist Complains About The Wind; The ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 10, 2002
    based on 1 rating

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts more

  • Working Hard At Complaining  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 30, 2002
    based on 16 ratings

    WORKING HARD AT COMPLAINING There was a lady who lived alone in a suburban apartment complex. Upset at the noise from the adjacent apartment that she claimed was disturbing her, she immediately picked up the phone and called her landlord. “You need to get up here right away,” she told him. more

  • Gratitude Is Riches. Complaining Is Poverty. ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    "Gratitude is riches. Complaining is poverty. Instead of complaining about whats more

  • The Donkey And The Complaining Wife

    Contributed by Shine Thomas on May 7, 2013
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    THE DONKEY AND THE COMPLAINING WIFE I once heard of a farmer who had a complaining wife. From morning till night she would complain about something or the other. The only time he got relief was when he went to the farm with his donkey. One day as he was plowing, his wife brought him lunch. more

  • A Funny Story About Complaining

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Nov 14, 2021

    A FUNNY STORY ABOUT COMPLAINING As per his oath of silence, a monk is only allowed to say two words every year. After his first year, he comes before the head abbot to speak his two words: “Better food.” The head abbot understands and obliges the monk, hiring a new chef and improving the food more

  • My Brother-In-Law, Bob, Works In The San Angelo ...

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Nov 25, 2008

    My brother-in-law, Bob, works in the San Angelo school district. He said one day a bunch of the staff were car-pooling from one place to another for a meeting. When he got in his truck, a guy he didn't even know jumped in the passenger seat and said, "I'm riding with you. You're the only one of more

  • Vow Of Silence

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Dec 31, 2008
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    Vow of Silence A monk joined a monastery and took a vow of silence. After the first ten years his superior called him in and asked, "Do you have anything to say?" The monk replied, "Food bad." After another ten years, the monk again had opportunity to voice his thoughts. He said, "Bed more

  • Wesley And Criticism  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    WESLEY AND CRITICISM John Wesley was a great English preacher of the 1700’s. He was considered a rather spiffy dresser. One Sunday morning he wore a bow tie that had long ribbons that hung downward. After the sermon was over a lady walked up to him and said, "Brother Wesley, are you open to some more

  • Would You Look At That...  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 10, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    "WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT..." The story is told of an old man whose grandson rode a donkey while they were traveling from one city to another. The old man heard some people mumbling, "Would you look at that old man walking, suffering on his feet, while that strong young boy is totally capable of more

  • Could Be Worse

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 17, 2009
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    COULD BE WORSE Some years ago, Charles Schulz pictured Charlie Brown bringing out Snoopy’s dinner on Thanksgiving Day, but it was just his usual dog food in a bowl. So, Snoopy took one look at the dog food and said, "This isn’t fair. The rest of the world today is eating turkey with all the more

  • No Substitutions

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Apr 21, 2009

    NO SUBSTITUTIONS We had been living in New Jersey for about three weeks and were wanting to try out different things to get the "East Coast" experience. We both grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and honestly, New Jersey was a complete mystery to us. Some friends recommended that we eat at a more

  • Por Un Dólar — For A Dollar

    Contributed by Fernando Ocampo on Jun 3, 2008

    (ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS) Cierto hombre vino un día a la iglesia con su familia. Cuando iban de regreso a casa comenzó a quejarse de esta manera: "la música estaba demasiado alta, el sermón fue demasiado largo. El que dio los anuncios parecía que ni el mismo sabía lo que decía. Como es more

  • Criticism

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Oct 16, 2012

    A church member, noted for his "kickative mood and objective case," was challenged to construct a workable program rather than always finding fault with the attempts of others. "No," he replied, "you go ahead and make the plans, I will tell you what is wrong with them." This is essentially how more

  • Busyness  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 3, 2013
    based on 3 ratings

    BUSYNESS Busyness is no sign of spirituality or any kind of a full life. In fact, it’s more likely the sign of an empty life. Tim Kreider, in an article he wrote for The New York Times called The Busy Trap put it this way: “If you live in America in the 21st century, you’ve probably had to more

  • George Bernard Shaw: "This Is The True Joy Of ...  PRO

    Contributed by Kerry O'neill on Mar 9, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    George Bernard Shaw: "This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clot of ailments and more