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  • There Are Two Kinds Of Statistics, The Kind You ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,976 views

    "There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and ...read more

  • Momma And The Toast  PRO

    Contributed by Robert Drake on Apr 14, 2008
    based on 17 ratings
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    Momma and the toast A Sunday School teacher asked her class if they knew the difference between kindness and loving kindness. One little girl said she knew the difference. She told the teacher that kindness is like when you ask your mother for some toast and she gives it to you, but loving ...read more

  • Words Of A Taxicab Driver  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 26, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,402 views

    Listen to these words of a taxicab driver…: Because I drive the night shift, my cab often becomes a moving confessional. Passengers climb in, sit behind me in total anonymity, and tell me about their lives. I encounter people whose lives amaze me, some ennoble me, others make me laugh and ...read more

  • In The City Of Philadelphia There Was A Little ...

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Jun 26, 2008
     | 2,371 views

    In the city of Philadelphia there was a little third-class hotel. Into it one night there came two tired elderly people. They went up to the night clerk and the husband pleadingly said, “Mister, please don’t tell us you don’t have a room. My wife and I have been all over the city looking for a ...read more

  • Shortly After The First Edition Of The Miami ...

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Jun 26, 2008
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    Shortly after the first edition of the Miami Herald had gone to press on Sunday night, December 29, 1946, Timothy Sullivan answered the telephone on the city desk. “Please help me,” a woman’s voice pleaded. “My husband is bleeding to death.” Sullivan got the entire story. The man’s name was ...read more

  • Pastor John R Ramsey Once Wrote, "For Some Time I ...

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Aug 1, 2008
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    Pastor John R Ramsey once wrote, “For some time I have had a person provide me with a rose boutonniere to pin on the lapel of my suit every Sunday. Because I always got a flower on Sunday morning, I really did not think much of it. It was a nice gesture that I appreciated, but it became routine. ...read more

  • Homeless Man Is Seated On A Park Bench During The ...

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Aug 1, 2008
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    Homeless man is seated on a park bench during the noon hour. A business woman sits on the other end of the bench, begins to eat her sandwich, paying no attention to the man. Two children, boy and girl come along and sit down next to the man. They open their lunch bags and are about to eat when ...read more

  • While Still A Young Man, A Certain Christian ...

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Nov 24, 2008
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    While still a young man, a certain Christian formed the habit of praying beside his bed before he went to sleep. Later, when he joined the army, he kept up this practice, though he became an object of mockery and ridicule in the barracks. One night, as he knelt to pray after a long, weary march, ...read more

  • Lincoln Writes A Letter

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 24, 2011
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    LINCOLN WRITES A LETTER Despite his busy schedule during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln often visited the hospitals to cheer the wounded. On one occasion he saw a young fellow who was near death. "Is there anything I can do for you?" asked the compassionate President. "Please write a letter ...read more

  • Melt It, Don't Hammer It

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 24, 2011
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    MELT IT, DON'T HAMMER IT Alexander Maclaren once said, "Kindness makes a person attractive. If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it." The writer from the 1930’s, Somerset Maugham, had a mother who was an extraordinarily beautiful woman his father was an extraordinarily ugly man. ...read more

  • The Famous Preacher, Charles Swindoll Once Said, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 24, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
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    The famous preacher, Charles Swindoll once said, "Kindness is a language that deaf people can ...read more

  • Kindness: The Closing Of A Life

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 25, 2011
    based on 1 rating
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    KINDNESS: THE CLOSING OF A LIFE Because I drive the night shift, my cab often becomes a moving confessional. Passengers climb in, sit behind me in total anonymity, and tell me about their lives. I encounter people whose lives amaze me, some ennoble me, others make me laugh and sometimes make me ...read more

  • Ali Kissed 'em!

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 16, 2012
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    "ALI KISSED 'EM!" Former boxing writer Harold Conrad visited a women's prison with heavyweight fighter Muhammad Ali. "All the inmates lined up," wrote Conrad. "They were ooh-ing and aah-ing as he went along. There were some good-looking ones. But he kissed only the ugly ones." After they left ...read more

  • Free To Be Your Slave

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Sep 5, 2012
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    FREE TO BE YOUR SLAVE Elisabeth Elliot wrote a beautiful prayer, in "A Lamp for My Feet": "Lord, break the chains that hold me to myself; free me to be Your happy slave – that is, to be the happy foot washer of anyone today who needs his feet washed, his supper cooked, his faults overlooked, ...read more

  • Offer Patients ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 27, 2009
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    OFFER PATIENTS LOVE At his clinic in Topeka, Kansas, Dr. Karl Menninger instructed his entire staff that the most important thing they could offer any patient was love. He said, "If people can learn to give and receive love, they will usually recover from their ...read more

  • Kind Deed Of Pows Saves ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 16, 2009
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    Kind Deed of POWs Saves Lives There is a World War II story that shows how the smallest deed can make all the difference. During the last months of the War, the British conducted daily bombing raids over Berlin. One night the bombers were attacked by a large group of German fighter planes. During ...read more

  • Here’s A Story About A Woman Who Was ...

    Contributed by Terry Barnhill on May 11, 2010
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    Here’s a story about a woman who was standing at a bus stop. She had just cashed her tax refund check, so she was carrying more money than usual. She glanced around and noticed a shabbily dressed man standing nearby. As she watched, she saw another man walk up to him, hand him some money, and ...read more

  • Can't Call Him A Liar

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 2, 2010
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    CAN'T CALL HIM A LIAR During quail season in Georgia, an Atlanta journalist met an old farmer hunting with an ancient pointer at his side. Twice the dog ran rheumatically ahead and pointed. Twice his master fired into the open air. When the journalist saw no birds rise, he asked the farmer for ...read more

  • What The Name

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 4, 2010
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    What the Name "Hoover" means in Finland At the end of World War I, Herbert Hoover, later to become President of the United States, led the allied relief efforts in Europe. He kept hundreds of thousands from starving, and a new word entered the Finnish language. In Finland, to “HOOVER” means to be ...read more

  • Friendly ...

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 12, 2010
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    Friendly Employees Mamie Adams always went to a branch post office in her town because the postal employees there were friendly. She went there to buy stamps just before Christmas one year and the lines were particularly long. Someone pointed out that there was no need to wait on line because ...read more