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Brian Mavis avatar
Our House Was Directly Across The Street From The ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Oct 30, 2000
Summary: Our house was directly across the street from the clinic entrance of John Hopkins in Baltimore. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to outpatients at the clinic. One summer evening as I was fixing supper, there was a knock at the doo...
Category: Stories
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There's A Story Told Of A Husband And Wife Both ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: There’s a story told of a husband and wife both of who were doctors - one a doctor of theology and the other a doctor of medicine. When their doorbell was rung and the maid answered, the inquirer would often ask for "the doctor". The maid’s interest...
Category: Humor
based on 92 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Willie Nelson Apparently At One Time Owned A Golf ...
Shared By: Rich Young on Jan 17, 2001
Summary: Willie Nelson apparently at one time owned a golf course. He said the great thing about owning a golf course was that he could decide what par for each hole was. He pointed at one hole and said, “See that...
Category: Humor
based on 177 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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In January, 1995, According To An Article ...
Shared By: Tony Miano on Jan 20, 2001
Summary: “In January, 1995, according to an article written by Gary Thomas, J. Robert Ashcroft had fewer than forty-eight hours to live, but he was holding on to life, hoping to see his son, John Ashcroft, sworn into the U.S. Senate the following day. ...
Category: Stories
based on 145 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Before Her Death, Judy Lawson Became A Spiritual ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: Before her death, Judy Lawson became a spiritual Mother of scores of hardened criminals. "On her last Mother’s Day," according to Bill Myers, "she received 40 Mother’s Day cards from men whose life she touched." Her prison ministry began eighteen mo...
Category: Stories
based on 120 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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The Year Was 1772, And A Baptist Preacher Serving ...
Shared By: Mark Hensley on Jan 26, 2001
Summary: The year was 1772, and a Baptist preacher serving a small country church was called to pastor a large, more prestigious church in London, England. As the story goes, John Fawcett delivered his farewell sermon and packed up his family’s earthly...
Category: Stories
based on 99 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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A Little Girl’s Prayer: A Little Girl Was ...
Shared By: Brian McCutchen on Jan 26, 2001
Summary: A little girl’s Prayer: A little girl was being punished by eating alone in the corner of the dining room. The family paid no attention to her until they heard her pray: “I thank Thee, Lord, for preparing a table before me in the pres...
Category: Humor
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One Of The Most Powerful Prayers In The Midst Of ...
Shared By: Victor Yap on Jan 29, 2001
Summary: One of the most powerful prayers in the midst of suffering I have read was uncovered from the horrors of Ravensbruck concentration camp. Ravensbruck was a concentration camp built in 1939 for women. Over 90,000 women and children perished in Ravensb...
Category: Stories
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The Late Dr. Boice Had Some Interesting Thoughts ...
Shared By: Nathan Robertson, Jr. on Nov 3, 2000
Summary: The late Dr. Boice had some interesting thoughts as to why God’s justice is offensive. In human affairs we rightly value justice and the "wrath" of the judicial system, for they protect us. If by chance we ourselves run afoul of the law, the...
Category: Quotes
based on 126 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Mark 12:1-12
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Victor Frankl, The Jewish Psychologist Who Spent ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 31, 2001
Summary: Victor Frankl, the Jewish psychologist who spent time in a Nazi concentration camp in Germany wrote, "They striped me naked. They took everything -- my wedding ring, watch. I stood there naked and all of a sudden realized at that moment that altho...
Category: Quotes
based on 151 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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One Of Life’s Major Mistakes Is Being The ...
Shared By: Mark Hensley on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: One of life’s major mistakes is being the last member in the family to come down with the flu -- after all the sympathy has run out. *Bill Vaughan
Category: Humor
based on 135 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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At A Convention With Their Wives, Two Businessmen ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 1, 2001
Summary: At a convention with their wives, two businessmen who had been roommates in college crossed paths. They sat in the lobby all night talking. They knew they would be in trouble with their wives. The next day they happened to see each other. "What ...
Category: Humor
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How Do You Feel About People? A Pastor Arranged ...
Shared By: Russell Brownworth on Feb 2, 2001
Summary: How do you feel about people? A pastor arranged for a gathering of the women’s auxiliary. It was to be a garden party on the church lawn, under the old oak. At the last moment, the morning of the party, Mrs. Preacher discovered she left Sis...
Category: Humor
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Katie Fisher, 17, Entered The Madison County ...
Shared By: David DeWitt on Feb 4, 2001
Summary: Katie Fisher, 17, entered the Madison County Ohio Junior Livestock Sale hoping the lamb she had for sale would get a good price. For months Katie had been battling cancer. She had endured hospital stays and been through chemotherapy a number of time...
Category: Stories
based on 108 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: Genesis 49:22-24
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Abe Lemmons Was Head Basketball Coach At The ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Feb 4, 2001
Summary: Abe Lemmons was head basketball coach at the University of Texas for years. Asked if he was bitter at Texas Athletic Director Deloss Dodds who fired him as the Longhorn’s basketball coach, he replied, "Not at all, but I plan to buy a glass-bo...
Category: Humor
based on 132 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Webster’s Ii New Riverside Dictionary Pg. ...
Shared By: Troy Borst on Feb 5, 2001
Summary: Webster’s II New Riverside Dictionary pg. 383 & 762 1) justice- the principle of ideal or moral rightness, fairness, and administrating law 2) vengeance- The act of causing harm to another in retribution for a wrong or injury
Category: Quotes
based on 105 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Father And Son Were Driving Down A Country ...
Shared By: Alan Stokes on Mar 7, 2001
Summary: A father and son were driving down a country road and saw a watermelon patch a little way off the highway. The father said to the boy, "Keep a lookout here while I go get a melon." He snuck into the patch, lifted a choice melon from the vine, and th...
Category: Stories
based on 131 ratings
Denomination: Holiness
Scripture: none
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One Of The Most Incredible Stories Of ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Mar 13, 2001
Summary: ILL. One of the most incredible stories of forgiveness I’ve ever heard came out of Tulsa, OK, a couple of years ago. Tom McGee was a young man who went out for a night of partying & revelry. He got drunk & ran head-on into a car driven by a young...
Category: Stories
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Tony Crawford Was A Police Officer In The Dallas ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Mar 13, 2001
Summary: Tony Crawford was a police officer in the Dallas Police Department. He was shot by two teenagers & was left paralyzed from the waist down. Finally, the trials were completed, & the last assailant was found guilty & sent to prison. But there was...
Category: Stories
based on 121 ratings
Scripture: none
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Beloved Christian Reader, In Matters Of ...
Shared By: Bart Leger on Mar 15, 2001
Summary: “Beloved Christian reader, in matters of grace, you need a daily supply. You have no store of strength. Day by day must you seek help from above. It is a very sweet assurance that a daily portion is provided for you in the word, through the mi...
Category: Quotes
based on 145 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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Leonardo Da Vinci, Just Before He Commenced Work ...
Shared By: Jeeva Sam on Mar 20, 2001
Summary: Leonardo Da Vinci, just before he commenced work on his "Last Supper" had a violent argument with a fellow painter. Leonardo was so bitter that he determined to paint the face of his enemy, the other artist, into the face of Judas, and thus take his...
Category: Stories
based on 165 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: Luke 6:27-36
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In 1994 I Was Jogging And Fell Down The Stairs Of ...
Shared By: Tim Gibson on Mar 30, 2001
Summary: In 1994 I was jogging and fell down the stairs of an underpass leading to East Coast Park (in Singapore). I tripped at the top and fell headfirst down the stairs, cracking my forehead on the side of one of the concrete steps as I came down. I was kn...
Category: Stories
based on 112 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Mercy, Not Justice
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Apr 11, 2001
Summary: Eph.2:4,5. A young lady who occasionally walked through the park after work, stopped to have her picture taken by a photographer on this particular day. She was very excited about her picture being taken. As she walked out of the park, she looked a...
Category: Humor
based on 404 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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It Had Been A Long Flight And The Crew Was Tired. ...
Shared By: Brent Zastrow on Apr 18, 2001
Summary: It had been a long flight and the crew was tired. This was even made more apparent by the rough landing. This particular airline had a policy that the pilot must stand by the door as the people exited to thank them for flying with the airline. ...
Category: Humor
based on 308 ratings
Scripture: none
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Dr. Karl Menninger, The Famed ...
Shared By: Larry Sarver on Apr 30, 2001
Summary: Illustration: Dr. Karl Menninger, the famed psychiatrist, once said that if he "could convince the patients in psychiatric hospitals that their sins were forgiven, 75 percent of them could walk out the next day."
Category: Quotes
based on 115 ratings
Scripture: none
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Kay Arthur Writes: If Only… If Only He Had ...
Shared By: Greg Nance on May 3, 2001
Summary: Kay Arthur writes: If only… if only he had known… If only I had known! He had been summoned. What could he do? There was no higher authority to appeal to, no one to mediate. He had been bidden to come – and go he must. ...
Category: Stories
based on 73 ratings
Scripture: none
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At About 3:20 A.m. On March 13, 1964, Kitty ...
Shared By: Mary Lewis on May 10, 2001
Summary: At about 3:20 a.m. on March 13, 1964, Kitty Genovese, a 28-year-old manager of a bar in Queens, New York, returned to her quiet residential neighborhood, parked her car in a lot adjacent to her apartment building, and began to walk the 30 yards thro...
Category: Stories
based on 88 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Going Down The Highway A Bumper Sticker Was ...
Shared By: Gary Merillat on Jun 4, 2001
Summary: Going down the highway a bumper sticker was observed that said, "I’m a Pearl Harbor survivor." The unique thing about this bumper sticker was that is was on the back of a Toyota truck. That driver had obviously lived through and moved beyond s...
Category: Stories
based on 80 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Touch of the Master's Hand
Shared By: Elliot Ross on Jun 5, 2001
Summary: The Touch of the Masters Hand. It was battered and scarred, and the auctioneer Thought it scarcely worth his while, To waste much time on the old violin, But held it up with a smile. "What am I did for this old violin? You will start th...
Category: Stories
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A Young Boy Was Overheard Asking His Playmate, ...
Shared By: Mark Hodges on Jun 14, 2001
Summary: A young boy was overheard asking his playmate, "Wouldn’t you hate to wear glasses all the time?" "No," came the answer, "not if I had some like my grandma’s. She always sees when people are tired or sad, and she knows just what to do to...
Category: Stories
based on 82 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none