Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 19, 2004
The story is told of General William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, and the day Queen Victoria of England asked to meet with him. Because she had heard so many favorable things about his work in the slums, she asked him for the secret of his success. “Your Majesty,” he replied, “Some men
Contributed by Richard Wafford on Nov 24, 2004
Charles Swindoll says that competitive excellence requires one hundred percent all of the time. If you doubt that, try maintaining excellence by setting your standards at 92 percent. Or even 95 percent. People figure they’re doing fine so long as they get somewhat near it. Excellence gets reduced
Contributed by Richard Wafford on Nov 24, 2004
Tommy Tenney says, “The gospel of Jesus Christ is a practical gospel that is as concerned with doing something as it is with being something. Good works won’t get you into heaven, but once you receive new life from Jesus, he expects you to do what he did for the rest
Contributed by Tim Richards on Dec 7, 2004
Roughly (1 billion) people in the world suffer from the effects of malnutrition.
Roughly ( 75% ) of Americans are overweight.
A full ( 33% ) of us are clinically obese.
We spend over ( $30 billion ) annually trying to lose weight. (Thomas Trask,
Contributed by Tim Zukas on Jan 2, 2005
First consider what we should not do. Imagine that you made the trip and paid the price to go to a professional football game. Now, imagine that instead of playing the game, for the entire time the teams just had huddles. That isn’t what you paid for, you want to see some action. But we as a
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 4, 2005
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 result of the pounding. Yet neither she nor anyone else
Contributed by Ezequiel Alaniz on Jan 11, 2005
“4 Toros y el León”
Había en la selva un león que siempre rondaba unos bueyes que se le hacían muy apetitosos hasta que uno de los bueyes se dio cuenta y les dijo a los otros que si se ponían todos juntos en circulo juntando sus colas, de esa manera los cuernos de ellos harían su trabajo para
Contributed by Josh Mcdowell on Mar 9, 2005
Before I discovered that my cell phone had a lock screen button I would often accidentally dial the last number in my cell phone’s registry. The biggest problem was that I never realized that it had happened. I would go on with normal life and my cell phone would be on for an extended period of
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Mar 26, 2005
Bobby Knight the Indiana basketball coach thought he’d been treated unfairly.. He thought a referee had given his team a bad call.. And he lost his composure. (Those of you who know Bobby Knight probably find that hard to believe.) But he stormed around the gym, he cussed out this referee in public
Contributed by Lisa Delay on Mar 27, 2005
An old man who was severely injured lost 3/4 of his blood volume. While he stayed in the hospital to recuperate, aides came to check him. They discovered him out of bed and on the floor on his hands and knees. Concerned, they queried him. The man replied that he had accidentally spilled water and
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 19, 2004
As the crowded airliner was about to take off, the peace was shattered by a five-year-old boy who picked that moment to throw a wild temper tantrum. No matter what his frustrated, embarrassed mother did to try to calm him down, the boy continued to scream furiously and kick the seats around him.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2005
A young man and woman were taking off on their honeymoon. After they landed at the airport, they rented a car and started heading off to enjoy a week in marital bliss. As they drove into the country, the man was unfamiliar with the area. He pulled out to pass a slower vehicle and hit a semi truck
NO TIME TO MAKE MONEY
Charles Spurgeon shared this story of a friend - Professor Agassiz was a very talented who took on a simply job and spent most of his time serving the Lord. One close friend expressed his wonder that a man of such abilities as Agassiz should remain contented with such a
Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 26, 2005
Just getting out of the driveway was a major feat during last year’s snow and ice storms. One co-worker was relating how he used his seven-year-old son’s baseball bat to smash the slick coat of ice on his driveway. He got cold and went inside for a cup of coffee before attempting to
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Aug 4, 2005
Actions of the Common Day! (08.08.05--Character Counts!--Gen. 27: 11-13)
“It’s the little things that count!” Growing up, this phrase had special meaning in my life. No, not because I enjoyed hearing it or, for that matter, even putting it to good use in my life. Rather, it was one of what I
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 6, 2005
At the busy dental office where I work, one patient was always late. Once when I called to confirm an appointment, he said, "I’ll be about 15 minutes late. That won’t be a problem, will it?" "No," I told him. "We just won’t have time to give you an anesthetic."
He arrived early."
Contributed by Fred Mueller on Sep 7, 2005
People WANT to work. People are telling me they’d LOVE to go down to New Orleans to help the people in misery there. People woul dgladly enter the smell and danger to do
Contributed by Lisa Delay on Sep 8, 2005
The heroes of this world think not of self. Think of the everyday heroes or rescue workers we hear of these days. They see what needs to be done, or who needs to be saved and they do it before they analyze their role in the matter. It is in that act of forgetting our self, in a constructive way of
Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 22, 2005
I read the story of a young Englishman named George Atley. While serving as a missionary years ago in Central Africa he was attacked by a party of natives. He had with him a Winchester repeating rifle with ten loaded chambers. He could have easily killed them and driven them back. But as they
Contributed by Nelson Emeonu on Nov 14, 2005
“If you want to be used of God, if you want to heal the wounds of humankind, God’s power must be upon you continually and