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Casey Sabella avatar
A Light For My Path
Shared By: Casey Sabella on Jan 28, 2016
Summary: Psalm 118:105: Your Word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. (NLT) While in India on a brief missions trip, I was summoned to a the home of an official who was sick. He wanted me to agree with him in prayer. On the way, we tra...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: Psalms 119:105
Tony Abram avatar
Christians should live in the world, but not be filled with it.
Shared By: Tony Abram on Jan 15, 2016
Summary: Christians should live in the world, but not be filled with it. A ship lives in the water; but if the water gets into the ship, she goes to the bottom. So Christians may live in the world; but if the world gets into them, they sink. --Dwight L. M...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: Romans 12:1-3
Mark Beaird avatar
It’s Too Late to Hide
Shared By: Mark Beaird on Dec 31, 2015
Summary: It’s Too Late to Hide I first noticed him as he shuffled past me while making his way through the crowd of excited children swarming around the room at the school for deaf and blind children outside Saigon, Vietnam. He moved slow, but steady. H...
Category: Stories
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Never Satisfied
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on May 20, 2013
Summary: NEVER SATISFIED Some people are never happy. A Jewish lady's grandson is playing in the water, she is standing on the beach not wanting to get her feet wet, when all of a sudden, a huge wave appears from nowhere and crashes directly over the spo...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Not All Moms Are Gentle
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on May 13, 2013
Summary: Not everyone has a gentle mom. A police recruit was asked during the exam, "What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?" He answered, "Call for backup."
Category: Humor
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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The New Baby...?
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on May 13, 2013
Summary: THE NEW BABY...? For weeks a six-year-old lad kept telling his first-grade teacher about the baby brother or sister that was expected at his house. One day the mother allowed the boy to feel the movements of the unborn child. The six-year old...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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According To The Government Census, "in 2010, Of ...
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on May 13, 2013
Summary: According to the government census, "In 2010, of the 3.7 million women 15 to 44 years old who had a birth in the last year, 1.4 million (39 percent) were to women who were not married, who were separated, or married but with an absent spouse."
Category: Statistics
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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John the Baptist and the Mandaeans
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on May 6, 2013
Summary: JOHN THE BAPTIST AND THE MANDAEANS One religion exists to this day that reveres John as their main prophet: The Mandaeans were originally native speakers of Mandaic, a Semitic language that evolved from Eastern Middle Aramaic, before switching...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Betting on Goliath
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Apr 2, 2013
Summary: BETTING ON GOLIATH Death was handled differently in the ancient world. An archaeologist was digging in the Negev Desert in Israel and came upon a casket containing a mummy. After examining it, he called the curator of a prestigious natural histo...
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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God Will Stop Making Worlds...
Shared By: Tony Abram on Mar 29, 2013
Summary: GOD WILL STOP MAKING WORLDS... I remember singing years ago in the choir of Evangelist Kathryn Kuhlman that she would say, "God will stop making worlds to hear the cry of one of the smallest of God's children."
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Within The Covers Of One Single Book, The Bible, ...
Shared By: Tony Abram on Mar 24, 2013
Summary: Within the covers of one single book, the Bible, are all the answers to all the problems that face us today--if only we would read and believe. -- Ronald Reagan
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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LOOKING AT THE DOOR
Shared By: Kevin Humphrey on Mar 12, 2013
Summary: LOOKING AT THE DOOR A defendant was on trial for murder. There was strong evidence indicating guilt, but there was no corpse. The lawyer, knowing that his client would probably be convicted, resorted to a trick: "Within one minute, the person pre...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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NASA, BRITONS AND THE CHICKEN
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Mar 4, 2013
Summary: Sometimes it DOES take a rocket scientist. 
 Scientists at NASA have developed a gun built specifically to launch dead chickens at the windshields of airliners, military jets and the space shuttle, all traveling at maximum velocity. The id...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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OPTIMISM IS HEALTHY
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Feb 19, 2013
Summary: OPTIMISM IS HEALTHY "Middle-aged adults who are more optimistic about their future tend to have higher antioxidant levels than their less optimistic peers, according to new research out of Harvard. Investigators studying nearly one thousand peopl...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Your Sin Will Find You Out
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Feb 4, 2013
Summary: YOUR SIN WILL FIND YOU OUT ORANGE CITY, Fla., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said they arrested a man who accidentally called 911 while allegedly talking about selling drugs. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said dispatchers contac...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Christian Cheong avatar
The Only Sunlight They See
Shared By: Christian Cheong on Feb 4, 2013
Summary: THE ONLY SUNLIGHT THEY SEE Two orphaned brothers stay in a slum district of New York City. One of them is crippled and hardly leaves the room. The older brother has to take care of him and buys him food. His younger brother lamented one da...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Ed Vasicek avatar
The Cattle in the World
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jan 21, 2013
Summary: THE CATTLE IN THE WORLD All livestock combined: not even ONE adequate offering. According to Wikianswers: "…the world's cattle herd went from 720 million in 1950 to 1.53 billion in 2001. In Africa there are an estimated 230 million cattle, wh...
Category: Statistics
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Ed Vasicek avatar
The Vastness of the Galaxy
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jan 21, 2013
Summary: THE VASTNESS OF THE GALAXY Have you ever considered the speed of light? It’s pretty fast you know — about 186,000 miles per second. Since the distance around the earth is about 25,000 miles, at this speed a "particle" of light can zip around the ...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Christian Cheong avatar
We Study the Bible to Listen to His Voice
Shared By: Christian Cheong on Jan 14, 2013
Summary: WE STUDY THE BIBLE TO LISTEN TO HIS VOICE "We study the Bible to listen to His voice that comes from outside our experience, not to listen to our own voice that is crying from within. "His Word is not one of many. It is the only Word that ha...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Christian Cheong avatar
WHICH BASIN?
Shared By: Christian Cheong on Jan 3, 2013
Summary: WHICH BASIN? Remember there were TWO basins of water mentioned in the Bible. One, Herod used it to wash his hands -- "this has nothing to do with me". The other one, Jesus used it to wash His disciples' feet. It has nothing to do with Him too....
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Ed Vasicek avatar
ON "STUFF"
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jan 2, 2013
Summary: One authority writes: "For example, ever wonder why retail clothing stores have those helpful bags and baskets for gathering all your potential purchases? Retailers know that once you have held an item in your hand, you’re psychologically tied to it...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Christian Cheong avatar
John Maxwell, A Famous Author And Writer Of Many ...
Shared By: Christian Cheong on Dec 25, 2012
Summary: John Maxwell, a famous author and writer of many books on leadership, shared that once he was visiting his parents and needed to make a conference call. He needed a quiet place and his father let him use his office. As he sat at his desk, he n...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Ed Vasicek avatar
Christmas Season Makes Us Think Of Shopping. ...
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Dec 4, 2012
Summary: Christmas season makes us think of shopping. That brings to mind an older couple who are always holding hands. When I asked him why he always holds his wife’s hand, he said, “When I let go, she shops.”
Category: Humor
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Ed Vasicek avatar
Someone Asked A Group Of Jewish Merchants What ...
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Dec 4, 2012
Summary: Someone asked a group of Jewish merchants what they do on Christmas Day to celebrate. They said they go to their shops, count the cash register, and sing, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”
Category: Humor
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Tony Abram avatar
In One Day
Shared By: Tony Abram on Nov 29, 2012
Summary: IN ONE DAY Consider what happens in one day. IN a 24 hour period, if you're an adult of average weight, here is what you accomplish: Your heart beats 103,689 times Your blood travels 168,000,000 miles You breathe 23,040 times You inhal...
Category: Statistics
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Christian Cheong avatar
Henry Ford: The Bang on the Table
Shared By: Christian Cheong on Nov 26, 2012
Summary: HENRY FORD: THE BANG ON THE TABLE In 1896, Henry Ford attended a company event where Thomas Edison (the great inventor) was the guest of honour. His friend introduced him to Edison as "the man trying to make a car that runs on gasoline." Edis...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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A Little Boy Told His Father, "i Want A New ...
Shared By: Phillip Parkin on Nov 24, 2012
Summary: A little boy told his father, "I want a new bike". The father said, "In this house we pray and ask God for the things we want and need". That night the little boy prayed, " Dear God, I need a new bike". The next morning the little boy woke up and ra...
Category: Humor
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Ed Vasicek avatar
Thanksgiving Gags
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Nov 19, 2012
Summary: THANKSGIVING GAGS Some of you might want to add variety to your Thanksgiving dinner conversation for those of you who are mischievous: • During the middle of the meal, turn to mom and say, "See mom, I told you they wouldn't notice that the tur...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Ed Vasicek avatar
Accused
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Oct 29, 2012
Summary: ACCUSED A Louisiana man has been released from death row, becoming the 300th prisoner nationwide to be freed after DNA evidence showed he was innocent. Of those 300 prisoners, 18 had been on death row, according to lawyers from the New York-based...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
Tony Abram avatar
People Without Christ
Shared By: Tony Abram on Oct 18, 2012
Summary: PEOPLE WITHOUT CHRIST One of the saddest verses in the Bible is Jer 8:20 KJV. The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved. Question? What is 750,000 miles long, reaches around the earth 30 times, and grows 20 miles longer e...
Category: Statistics
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: Jeremiah 8:20