Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 8, 2000
“It’s not what’s happening today that drags a man down.
It’s remorse over what happened yesterday, and dread of tomorrow.”
Contributed by Brian Mccutchen on Jan 26, 2001
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,
Contributed by Danny Thomas on May 21, 2001
Once upon a time, in the heart of the Western Kingdom, lay a beautiful garden. And there, in the cool of the day, the Master of the garden was wont to walk. Of all the denizens of the garden, the most beautiful and most beloved was gracious and noble bamboo. Year after year, bamboo grew
Contributed by Morris Mott on Sep 27, 2001
There was a single mother who had heard a Biblical financial teacher say, “Quit looking at your job as the source of your income. Look at your job as only one avenue, one channel the Source, El Shaddai, uses to bring finances into your life. Begin to teach your children to look to their heavenly
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2002
I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker. The example of great and pure individuals is the only thing that can lead us to noble thoughts and deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and irresistibly invites abuse.
Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Feb 23, 2002
THE PEOPLE WITH THE ROSES
John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straightened his Army uniform, and studied the crowd of people making their way through Grand Central Station. He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he didn’t, the girl with the rose.
His interest in her had
Contributed by Don Hawks on Apr 13, 2002
Many of you remember the moving final scene of the Steven Spielberg’s movie Schindler’s List where Oscar Schindler, the Polish businessman, used a portion of his fortune to put the names of Jews on a work list that would keep them from going to concentration camps. Faces, - those who escaped
Contributed by Michael Gibney on Aug 7, 2002
Though the following story comes from the distant past, it speaks forcefully to the present: King Henry IV of France once asked the Duke of Alva if he had observed the great eclipse of the sun that had recently occurred. "No," said the duke, "I have so much to do on the earth that I have no leisure
Video Illustration: City Slickers- Right atfter he is gored by the bull and they talk about it on the plane. It’s right after the scene of New York which says 1 year later. It’s his birthday and he is depressed and worried. Mitch has become a worry wart and it’s draining the joy out of his
Contributed by Marvin Walker on Jan 2, 2004
On the slope of Longs Peak in Colorado lie the ruins of a huge tree. Naturalists say that it stood for over 400 years. It had weathered thousands of storms and had been hit with lighting 14 times. At the end, an army of beetles attacked the tree and leveled it to the ground. This tremendous giant,
Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 23, 2004
A young man had an accident while driving his car that was quite spectacular. When the policeman arrived he found the young man standing near his car mumbling. As the officer approached he overheard the young man saying, ’Oh, my BMW, oh my BMW, oh my BMW’.
Looking at the young man the policeman
Contributed by Joel Santos on Dec 26, 2004
Many years ago, a man was hired an experienced guide to lead him on a hike into the Swiss Alps. After many hours, they came to a high and remote mountain pass. To the man’s dismayed, he saw the path had almost been washed out. What could he do? To the left was a sheer rock cliff, to his right, a
Contributed by Thomas Black on Jan 28, 2005
A woman decided to have her portrait painted. She told the artist, "Paint me with diamond rings, a diamond necklace, emerald bracelets, a ruby broach, and gold Rolex."
"But you are not wearing any of those things," he replied.
"I know," she said. "It’s in case I should die before my husband.
Contributed by Wilfred Mina on May 1, 2005
“Elephants live longer than people, maybe because they never worry about
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Aug 31, 2005
Life In a Box! (09.02.05--The Temporal Things!--Matthew 6:21)
Did you ever stop to think, about the legacy that you will leave once this life is over? Will you be remembered for the things you did or the things that you owned?
I was asked that question the other day and the asker simply
Contributed by Pat Cook on Oct 7, 2005
But it’s more like the student in school who was asked to write a paper called, "What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving." This one student wrote, "I’m thankful that I’m not a turkey."
He had nothing to do with it, but he was still thankful what God had done. Listen: you are who you are today,
Contributed by Asiri Perera on Sep 6, 2006
A tax officer asked an old man to declare his wealth.
The Old man declared his riches like this:
o A mansion in heaven
o Everlasting life
o Peace that passes all understanding
o Joy unspeakable
o Devine love that never fails
o A crown of life
o A faithful wife
Contributed by David Parks on Sep 18, 2006
WHAT ARE THE "PRIORITIES" AT YOUR HOUSE?
WHAT PRIORITIES WILL BE ESTABLISHED IN OUR CHILDREN WHEN THE FOLLOWING HAPPEN?
1. We are early for the game but late to the worship.
2. We see to it that our children do their homework but never check to seek if Bible lessons are completed,
3. They are
Contributed by Steve Smith on Apr 2, 2007
W.A. Criswell tells of an ambitious young man who told his pastor he’d promised God a tithe of his income. They prayed for God to bless his career. At that time he was making $40.00 per week and tithing $4.00. God did just that and in a few years his income increased and he was tithing $500.00 per
Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 3, 2007
Can you imagine what it was like for the church in Smyrna as they watched their beloved and aged pastor burn at the stake? Polycarp was his name. he was a disciple of Jesus’ disciple, the Apostle John. One could tell it immediately because he possessed the same tenderness