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God Ain't Dead
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Jun 26, 2006
Summary: A pastor wrote: "Some time ago I saw a picture of an old burned-out mountain shack. All that remained was the chimney...the charred debris of what had been that family’s sole possession. In front of this destroyed home stood an old grandfather-lo...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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Chaplain Ernst Gordon In His Book "through The ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on May 8, 2006
Summary: ’Chaplain Ernst Gordon in his book "Through the Valley of the Quai" tells of the hardship prisoners of War during World War II as they were imprisoned by the Japanese army. These men wrote Chaplain Gordon were reduced to skeletons, riddled with dise...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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Dietrick Bonhoeffer Says In His Book "life ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on May 8, 2006
Summary: Dietrick Bonhoeffer says in his book "Life Together": " God has willed that we should seek and find His living Word in the witness of a brother/sister, in the mouth of a man/ woman. Therefore, the Christian needs another Christian who speaks Go...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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There Was Once A Great And Noble King Whose Land ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Feb 21, 2006
Summary: There was once a great and noble King whose land was terrorized by a crafty dragon. Like a massive bird of prey, the scaly beast delighted in ravaging villages with his fiery breath. Hapless victims ran from their burning homes, only to be snatched ...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Mark 9:2-9
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In The West During The Torrential Spring Rains, ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Oct 10, 2005
Summary: "In the west during the torrential spring rains, the rivers frequently rise and flood the lowlands. There was a little girl who lived In the valley of one of these mighty rivers and one weekend "he was going with her parents to visit friends. As she...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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An Arabian Fable
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Oct 3, 2005
Summary: There is an Arabian fable which tells about a man who went to his neighbor and asked to borrow a rope. "I can’t lend it, because I am using it to tie up a pile of sand." his neighbor answered. "But," the man came back, "you can’t tie up a pile...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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A Teenager Noticed This In His Own Life And ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Oct 3, 2005
Summary: A teenager noticed this in his own life and sought out his pastor. A teenager was sitting in the pastor’s office saying,"Sometimes I don’t think I am a Christian. I don’t seem to have the same interest and excitement, or enthusiasm I once did. It...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
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An Eiderly Widow, Restricted In Her Activities, ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Aug 22, 2005
Summary: An eIderly widow, restricted in her activities, was eager to serve Christ. After praying about the matter, she decided that although she might not be capable of walking from house to house to invite others to Church, she was still able to play the p...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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I Would Like To Share With You This Morning, A ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Aug 8, 2005
Summary: I would like to share with you this morning, a brief description of a Charlie Chaplin’s movie, "City Lights". Chaplin plays a little vagabond tramp who opens himself to anyone who opens their door to him. He becomes a vehicle for salvation for both ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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A Well-known Speaker Started Off His Seminar By ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Aug 8, 2005
Summary: "A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you, but first let me do this. He pr...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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It Was The End Of The Autumn Season, Past ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Jan 24, 2005
Summary: It was the end of the autumn season, past bulb-planting time. The greenhouse operator had gathered all the unsold tulip bulbs and, finding that these leftovers were mostly in inferior anyway, was bagging them for the trash bin. The good ones ha...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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When Rosina Hernandez Was In College, She Once ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Jan 4, 2005
Summary: When Rosina Hernandez was in college, she once attended a rock concert at which one young man was brutally beaten by another. No one made an attempt to stop the beating. The next day she was struck dumb to learn that the youth had died as a resul...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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The Chief Executive Officer Of A Manufacturing ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Jan 4, 2005
Summary: The chief executive officer of a manufacturing firm got into the habit of showing up in the production area unannounced. Sometimes he would take off his coat and tie, roll up his sleeves, and help on the assembly line. One of the bolder employees as...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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In A Certain Village In Europe Several Centuries ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Nov 15, 2004
Summary: In a certain village in Europe several centuries ago, a nobleman wondered what legacy he should leave to his townspeople. He decided to build a church for a legacy. The completed plans for the church were kept secret. When the people gathered, t...
Category: Stories
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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They Knew That They Had A Serious Problem Before ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Jul 7, 2004
Summary: "They knew that they had a serious problem before they even pulled over to the side of the highway to check it out. The car shrieked and shuttered. Something was dragging on the pavement- and whatever it was, it sounded expensive. They got out o...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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A Pastor Had Gathered A Selected Group Of Workers ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Jun 30, 2004
Summary: A pastor had gathered a selected group of workers to train them to witness for Jesus. A young worker was complaining to a veteran caller about one of the people he had visited. "I’ tried to tell him about Jesus, I tried to tell him about the love Je...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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Unconditional Acceptance
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Jan 19, 2004
Summary: A lady says: I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my college degree.  The last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I  wish every human being had been grace...
Category: Stories
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: John 5:27-31
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A Little Girl Who Was Late Coming Home For ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Jan 12, 2004
Summary: A little girl who was late coming home for supper. Her mother made the expected irate parent’s demand to know where she had been. The little girl replied that she had stopped to help Janie, whose bicycle was broken in a fall. "But you don’t kn...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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There Is A Movie About The Ultimate Despair In ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Jan 6, 2004
Summary: There is a movie about the ultimate despair in life entitled "They Shoot Horses Don’t They". I saw it in college and again just recently on TV. The movie is about an actress who has a fallen career on the big screen during the 20’s. She enters a dan...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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This Is a Parents Worse Nightmare!
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Jan 6, 2004
Summary: This is a parents worse nightmare! I remember when I first started using a wheelchair for mobility, my son Anthony and I were at the mall with my wife. She was trying on clothes and we were to wait for her. Anthony decided to run under the clothe...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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A Man In The Hospital Experienced This Kind Of ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Jan 6, 2004
Summary: "A man in the hospital experienced this kind of love, a love he had not known before. This love made him think about his life made him seriously see what life was all about. One day he said to the chaplain, ’I am beginning to see what life is all ab...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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In His Book The 50-year Dash, Syndicated ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 8, 2003
Summary: In his book The 50-Year Dash, syndicated columnist Bob Greene writes about friendship: "I was on a trip, feeling a little down, and I called my best friend from back when I was a kid. Even though we live in different towns, we still can talk to e...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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Let Me Demonstrate With The Following: "the Mall ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 8, 2003
Summary: Let me demonstrate with the following: "The mall was shoppers. They were it seemed racing every which way in the halls and stores. Cashiers struggled to stay ahead of the growing lines of impatient customers. Amid the havoc, nobody noticed that an e...
Category: Stories
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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A Closing Story Tells Of A Man Who Did Repent And ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 4, 2003
Summary: A closing story tells of a man who did repent and found joy in his life. Not too many years ago newspapers carried the story of Al Johnson, a Kansas man who came to faith in Jesus Christ. What made his story remarkable was not his conversion, but...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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Many Years Ago C.s. Lewis Wrote The Screwtape ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 4, 2003
Summary: Many years ago C.S. Lewis wrote the Screwtape Letters. Screwtape was an assistant devil writing to his nephew Wormwood. Screwtape was telling his nephew how to make the "patient" leave the camp of the arch enemy, the Prince of Peace, and dwell in th...
Category: Stories
based on 24 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
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Hope
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Dec 9, 2002
Summary: Hope Carolyn Self tells how she and her husband Bill and son Bryan took advantage of a school holiday and went to a secluded spot in the North Georgia mountains. It started out as a beautiful weekend. Bill returned to Atlanta on Saturday night to...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Isaiah 5:1-7
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Once Upon A Time There Was A King Who Owned A ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Nov 18, 2002
Summary: "Once upon a time there was a king who owned a beautiful orchard which contained fine fig trees. He hired two watchmen; one blind and one lame to care for this orchard while he went away on a trip. One day while they were in the orchard, beggars...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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May Your Saturday Mornings Be Special
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Nov 11, 2002
Summary: May your Saturday mornings be special. The author is unknown. The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it’s the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it’s the unbounded joy of not having to be at ...
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A Young Man Applied For A Job As A Farm Hand. ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Nov 4, 2002
Summary: A young man applied for a job as a farm hand. When asked for his qualifications, he said, "I can sleep when the wind blows." This puzzled the farmer, but he took a liking to the young man and hired him. A few days later, the farmer and his w...
Category: Stories
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: none
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An Organist Was Practicing One Day In A Great ...
Shared By: Tim Zingale on Aug 24, 2002
Summary: " An organist was practicing one day in a great church in Europe. A man came up to the organ and asked if he could play. The organist looked at him and thought to himself. I shouldn’t let this man play, just look at him, he is unshaven, his clothes ...
Category: Stories
based on 73 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: John 10:22-20:30