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  • Family  PRO

    Contributed by Bruce Landry on Dec 18, 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

  • American Families

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 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

  • The Tater Family  PRO

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 4, 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 10, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Family Stages

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 22, 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

  • Born Into The Family

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 26, 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

  • Family Fuss

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Sermon On Family

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Oct 21, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A Family In My Church Run A Family Farm, And ...

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 13, 2005
    based on 1 rating

    A family in my church run a family farm, and they don’t have health insurance. The wife began having heart problems, and had to be hospitalized as well as several trips to the emergency room. The medical bills totalled as much as their yearly income. However, they paid their tithe, and paid the more

  • Traditional Family Is Alive

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 30, 2008

    TRADITIONAL FAMILY IS ALIVE Of the nation’s 73 million children, nearly 45 million (62%) live with their biological parents, according to the Census Bureau. Another 19 million live with their unmarried, biological mothers. Based on 2004 surveys, the report also shows cohabiting families are on the more

  • Commitment, Relationships And Family

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jun 20, 2010

    COMMITMENT, RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILY "The logical beginning point of any family relationship is a covenant commitment, which has unconditional love at its core. Out of the security provided by this covenant, love develops grace. In this atmosphere of grace, family members have the freedom to more

  • The Importance Of Family Meals

    Contributed by Josh Hunt on Mar 2, 2012

    THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY MEALS "Kids who dine with the folks are healthier, happier, and better students, which is why a dying tradition is coming back." That's what an in-depth study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University concluded after nearly a decade of more

  • The Best Preacher In The Family  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 29, 2001
    based on 23 ratings

    THE BEST PREACHER IN THE FAMILY G. Campbell Morgan, a profound British preacher whose four sons all became pastors, influenced millions with his preaching, teaching and writing. One day, when his young son Howard finished preached, a reporter asked him, "Since you have five Pastors in your more