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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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Unwanted
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Oct 30, 2000
Summary: Mother Teresea “We have drugs for people with diseases like leprosy. But these drugs do not treat the main problem, the disease of being unwanted. That’s what my sisters hope to provide. The sick and poor suffer even more from rejection than materi...
Category: Quotes
based on 55 ratings
Scripture: none
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You Share Christ By Imitating Christ. A Story Is ...
Shared By: Brian Mavis on Oct 27, 2000
Summary: You share Christ by imitating Christ. A story is told – by Fredrick Beuchner I believe – called “The Happy Hypocrite." It is a story about a man who was born with an awful facial deformity. He grew up alone and lonely. When reaching adulthood, he de...
Category: Stories
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We've All Read And Heard These Bible Verses About ...
Shared By: Frank Gallagher on Nov 26, 2000
Summary: We’ve all read and heard these Bible verses about the shepherds before, taught by pastors and Sunday School teachers at Christmas time. We can even hear these verses on TV each year if we watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Charlie Brown spends the...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 140 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: Mark 1:1-8
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These Shepherds Were Symbolic Of Jesus Christ The ...
Shared By: Frank Gallagher on Nov 26, 2000
Summary: These shepherds were symbolic of Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd, who would also humbly follow God’s will. Their sheep represent us as believers, in several ways: - Sheep cannot clean themselves. Some animals such as a cat can do that, but...
Category: Stories
based on 160 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
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In 1973, Four Hostages Were Taken In A Botched ...
Shared By: Clark Tanner on Nov 6, 2000
Summary: In 1973, four hostages were taken in a botched bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden. At the end of their captivity, six days later, they actively resisted rescue. They refused to testify against their captors, raised money for their legal defense, an...
Category: Stories
based on 229 ratings
Denomination: Orthodox
Scripture: Romans 6:1-23
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You Have Probably Never Heard Of The Island Of ...
Shared By: Damien Spikereit on Dec 7, 2000
Summary: - You have probably never heard of the island of Molokai. Well, it’s located in the state of Hawaii. And it has quite a history. You have to go way back to the late 1800’s to understand its significance. You see, back then, there was no cure for...
Category: Stories
based on 114 ratings
Scripture: John 1:14
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A Barber In A Small Town Was Busy Cutting Hair ...
Shared By: Damien Spikereit on Oct 23, 2000
Summary: - A barber in a small town was busy cutting hair one day when the local cop walked in to get a haircut. And the barber was feeling a bit generous that day, so he said to the cop... "Since you do such a good job protecting us, and watching over us.....
Category: Humor
based on 217 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 5:20-6:7
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Brother Andrew Tells Of Being In Hospital Full Of ...
Shared By: John Gullick on Dec 2, 2000
Summary: Brother Andrew tells of being in hospital full of resentment and hatred during the Indonesian war in 1946. Whilst in hospital a bible had been delivered to him. One day - he writes - I asked the nun who came to bathe me how it was that she and the...
Category: Stories
based on 123 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Scripture: none
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There Is An Old Story Of An Eagle Who, On An ...
Shared By: Clark Tanner on Nov 7, 2000
Summary: There is an old story of an eagle who, on an early morning during the Spring thaw, soared high above the forest looking for something to eat. As he followed the course of a river he looked down and spied a small rodent, trapped on a piece of ice ...
Category: Stories
based on 168 ratings
Denomination: Orthodox
Scripture: none
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It's Not What's Happening Today That Drags A Man ...
Shared By: Clark Tanner on Nov 8, 2000
Summary: “It’s not what’s happening today that drags a man down. It’s remorse over what happened yesterday, and dread of tomorrow.” - man to bartender on Perry Mason episode.
Category: Quotes
based on 107 ratings
Denomination: Orthodox
Scripture: none
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If Anyone Here Ever Watches The Tv Show Seinfeld, ...
Shared By: Frank Gallagher on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: If anyone here ever watches the TV show Seinfeld, you know that Jerry’s next door neighbor, Kramer, is very much at home in Jerry’s apartment. He probably spends more time there than in his own apartment. He has his own set of keys, and ...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 157 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: none
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When The Now-famous Poet Elizabeth Barrett Became ...
Shared By: Frank Gallagher on Oct 18, 2000
Summary: When the now-famous poet Elizabeth Barrett became the wife of Robert Browning, her parents disowned her because they disapproved of the marriage. Their daughter Elizabeth, however, wrote almost every week, telling them that she loved them and longe...
Category: Stories
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God Won’t Ask What Kind Of Car You ...
Shared By: Tim Gibson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: 1. God won’t ask what kind of car you drove, but will ask how many people you drove who didn’t have transportation. 2. God won’t ask the square footage of your house, but will ask how many people you welcomed into your home...
Category: Quotes
based on 137 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Matthew 24:1-25:1
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Different Use in Heaven
Shared By: Tim Gibson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: DIFFERENT USE IN HEAVEN A millionaire Christian is sleeping in his bedroom when an angel comes to him and wakes him up. "It’s time for you to go to heaven", says the angel. "Oh, i’m not ready, what should I bring ?", says the mi...
Category: Humor
based on 310 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Some Time Ago I Was Reading About The 18th ...
Shared By: Tim Gibson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: Some time ago I was reading about the 18th century German sculptor Johann Heinrich von Dannecker. His skills were impressive. He could bring stone to life with his tools. At the height of his powers, he wanted to do something special with his gif...
Category: Stories
based on 120 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:4-8
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One Day, A Little Girl Is Sitting And Watching ...
Shared By: Stephen Fournier on Dec 8, 2000
Summary: One day, a little girl is sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly notices that her mother has several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom...
Category: Humor
based on 212 ratings
Denomination: Bible Church
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In The Book Scully, There Is A Dialogue Between ...
Shared By: Bob Briggs on Dec 8, 2000
Summary: In the book Scully, there is a dialogue between Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Computers and John Scully, who at the time was president of Pepsi. Jobs was attempting to recruit Scully for the top job at Apple and he asked Scully, “Do you wa...
Category: Stories
based on 120 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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A Free Flowing River Purifies Itself And Is ...
Shared By: Bob Briggs on Dec 8, 2000
Summary: A free flowing river purifies itself and is alive with life. So also is the Christian who becomes involved with others in sharing the Gospel. That Christian will discover the reason for his or her existence. Being involved in the ministry of a wi...
Category: Quotes
based on 126 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Scripture: none
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In 1864, One Of America’s Great Poets, ...
Shared By: Mark Haines on Dec 8, 2000
Summary: In 1864, one of America’s great poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, wrote the poem which became the well-known carol, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. When I first heard this song, I wondered, “Why does he suddenly shift from joy at h...
Category: Stories
based on 151 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
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On September 6, 1995, Cal Ripken, Jr., ...
Shared By: Tony Miano on Dec 8, 2000
Summary: “On September 6, 1995, Cal Ripken, Jr., broke the baseball record that many believed would never be broken: Lou Gehrig’s iron-man feat of playing in 2,131 consecutive games. Ripken gives much of the credit for his accomplishments to the...
Category: Stories
based on 121 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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With The Dust Settling From Our Recent Elections, ...
Shared By: Tony Miano on Dec 8, 2000
Summary: With the dust settling from our recent elections, I had an opportunity to review some sound bites that were overlooked by mainstream media. One reporter asked the presidential and vice-presidential candidates a very simple question. “Why did...
Category: Humor
based on 122 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
Alan Stokes avatar
The Movie Shadowlands Is About C.s. Lewis’ ...
Shared By: Alan Stokes on Dec 9, 2000
Summary: The movie Shadowlands is about C.S. Lewis’ relationship with his wife Joy. In the movie, Lewis’ colleague’s praise him and affirm that C.S. Lewis’ faithful prayers were getting God to help his wife. In response C.S. Lewis...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 71 ratings
Denomination: Holiness
Scripture: none
David Browne avatar
The Young Salesman Was Disappointed About Losing ...
Shared By: David Browne on Dec 9, 2000
Summary: The young salesman was disappointed about losing a big sale, and as he talked with his sales manager he lamented, "I guess it just proves you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink." The manager replied, "Son, take my advice: y...
Category: Stories
based on 153 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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On The Australian Coat Of Arms Is A Picture Of A ...
Shared By: David Browne on Dec 9, 2000
Summary: On the Australian coat of arms is a picture of a emu and a kangaroo. These animals were chosen because they share a characteristic that appealed to our forefathers. Both the emu and kangaroo can move only forward, not back. The emu’s three-toe...
Category: Stories
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On A Wall Near The Main Entrance To The Alamo In ...
Shared By: David Browne on Dec 9, 2000
Summary: On a wall near the main entrance to the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, is a portrait with the following inscription: "James Butler Bonham--no picture of him exists. This portrait is of his nephew, Major James Bonham, deceased, who greatly resembled hi...
Category: Stories
based on 86 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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In A Business Magazine I Read, There Was An ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Dec 6, 2000
Summary: In a business magazine I read, there was an article about a company, imaginary I hope, that was planning its Christmas sales campaign. The board of directors was puzzled how they could beat their competitors, then suddenly the chairman had an idea....
Category: Stories
based on 132 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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I've Been Reading "the Journal Of John Wesley". ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Dec 8, 2000
Summary: I’ve been reading "The Journal of John Wesley". In the entry for 24th May 1738, he wrote a detailed account of his spiritual pilgrimage. As a young boy in the family of a clergyman he had been "carefully taught" that salvation could only be obtain...
Category: Stories
based on 114 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Psalms 63:1-64:10
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Terry Waite, Who Was A Hostage In Lebanon For ...
Shared By: Owen Bourgaize on Dec 10, 2000
Summary: Terry Waite, who was a hostage in Lebanon for five long years, tells in his autobiography, how for month after month he was kept chained hand and foot. Most of his clothes were taken from him, his shoes and even his watch. For hours at a time he c...
Category: Stories
based on 135 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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In Football They Have A Huddle, The Goal ...
Shared By: John Hamby on Dec 11, 2000
Summary: “In football they have a huddle, the goal of the huddle is to give you thirty seconds to call the play, that is why they give you a huddle.(At a professional football game there may be ) Sixty thousand people watching you huddle, they don&#821...
Category: Quotes