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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Three-Legged Chicken
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Sep 4, 2012
Summary: THE THREE-LEGGED CHICKEN One day a traveller was driving down a back country road when he noticed that there was a three-legged chicken running alongside his car. He stepped on the gas but at 50 miles per hour, the chicken was still keeping up. A...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Where Will Our Jobs Go?
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Aug 13, 2012
Summary: WHERE WILL OUR JOBS GO? Futurist Thomas Frey blogs, "People are seriously worried. I've been in a number of conversations recently where people are very worried about our coming era of automation where fewer and fewer jobs will be left for people...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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The Jewish Belief Was That The Messiah Would Come ...
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Aug 6, 2012
Summary: The Jewish belief was that the Messiah would come after the great tribulation… “R. Johanan said: When thou seest a generation overwhelmed by many troubles as by a river, await him, as it is written, when the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Sp...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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The Danish Philosopher, Kierkegaard, Tells A ...
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Aug 6, 2012
Summary: 1. The Danish philosopher, Kierkegaard, tells a parable of a theater where a variety show is proceeding. Each show is more fantastic than the last, and is applauded by the audience. Suddenly the manager comes forward. He apologizes for the interrupt...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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The Antichrist in Jewish Literature
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jul 23, 2012
Summary: THE ANTICHRIST IN JEWISH LITERATURE In Jewish literature, the Antichrist was sometimes referred to as Belial. According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, "in Jewish circles in the pre-Christian period the expectation was prevalent of the appearance of...
Category: Quotes
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Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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The Age of the Temple
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jul 23, 2012
Summary: THE AGE OF THE TEMPLE A tourist is traveling with a guide through one of the thickest jungles in South America, when he comes across an ancient Mayan temple. The tourist is entranced by the temple, and asks the guide for details. To this, the gui...
Category: Humor
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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On Nimrod
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jul 16, 2012
Summary: ON NIMROD Josephus wrote: "Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah, a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it ...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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A Memento
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jun 13, 2012
Summary: A MEMENTO Seeing her friend Sally wearing a new locket, Meg asks if there is a memento of some sort inside. "Yes," says Sally, "a lock of my husband's hair." "But Larry's still alive." "I know, but his hair is gone." [Reader's Dig...
Category: Humor
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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The Enduring Frog
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jun 13, 2012
Summary: THE ENDURING FROG We can flourish and develop in new ways or we can drown in despair. Story from India: One night two frogs found themselves in a dairy. Hopping and jumping around as frogs do they both jumped into a milk pail half full of m...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Sure You Want to Win the Lottery?
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jun 1, 2012
Summary: SURE YOU WANT TO WIN THE LOTTERY? When William "Bud" Post won $16.2 million in a 1988 lottery, one of the first things he did was try to please his family. Unfortunately, his kin was of the unfriendly sort. Post's brother hired a hit man to kill ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Horse Sense
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on May 7, 2012
Summary: HORSE SENSE I like horses okay, but I am not a horse-person. But for much of history, horses were crucial. As a result, we have developed a lot of idioms involving horses. "Many terms and phrases in the English language harken back to a time ...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Loss for Words
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Apr 27, 2012
Summary: LOSS FOR WORDS Once when Red Skelton was being interviewed he was asked if he ever was at a loss for words. He hesitated a minute then said, "I dreamed I died and went to heaven. Just as I was taken before God, he sneezed...and I just didn't know...
Category: Humor
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Independent/Bible
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Your Subconscious
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Apr 27, 2012
Summary: YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS "Your subconscious actually sees, hears, smells, tastes, and senses everything going on around you. IT DOES NOT MISS ANYTHING. It doesn’t ever forget anything, either. But your conscious brain can’t handle all of these experienc...
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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The Two Adversaries
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Apr 2, 2012
Summary: THE TWO ADVERSARIES Robert Biggs, 69, who often hikes in the Whisky Flats area, came across a mother bear and her cubs, which were about 40 feet from where he was standing. After watching the bear family for a few minutes he decided to leave them...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none