Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 10, 2012
Back in 1988, a Polish railway worker named Jan Grzebski was hit by a train. He lived ... but only barely. For the next 19 years (until the year 2007), Grzebski was in a coma.
He awoke in 2007 to a whole new world. Nineteen years earlier, Poland was a communist state. Grzebski noted
Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 1, 2014
When I was young I lived about a half hour from Defiance, Ohio. General Anthony Wayne built Fort Defiance in August 1794. He surveyed the land & declared to General Scott, "I defy the English, Indians, & all the devils of hell to take it." I defy anyone and all the devils of hell
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 10, 2002
THANKS FOR THE HELMET
Cecil Conrad was a farm boy, tired of waking up at the crack of dawn to clean up after cows. He lied about his age, joined the Army and helped free Asia from the Axis.
But it was in the next war, battling Communists in Korea, that Conrad might truly have regretted his
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 16, 2002
THANKFULNESS OR FORGETFULNESS
"History knows no disasters," said the Literary Digest (Sept. 1923), "which parallels the earthquake and fire that visited Japan this month and laid waste the capital city and the chief seaport."
The New York Tribune called this earthquake “undoubtedly the greatest
Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 3, 2009
"Several churches in North Dakota were being served by a clever old preacher. The people were always amazed, for no matter what the circumstances, the preacher could always find something to give thanks for. As he made his rounds one cold December morning, he was late in getting to
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 10, 2008
A Thanks Offering
1 Chronicles 29:16, "O LORD our God, as for all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name, it comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you."
Christians are the temple that God cares about today, for 1 Corinthians 3:16 and 17
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
During the Christmas play, three six-year-old boys acted out the role of the wise men. As they presented their gifts at the nativity scene, each boy stepped forward and stated what they were offering to Christ.
The first held out his arms and said, "Gold." The second boy knelt
Matthew Henry, the famous Bible scholar, was once accosted by thieves and robbed of his billfold. He wrote these memorable words in his diary:
"Let me be thankful, first, because I have never been robbed before; second, although they took my billfold, they did not take my life; third,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 16, 2001
Chuck Swindoll writes: "I recall, as a little barefoot boy with a cowlick of snow-white hair on my forehead, standing erect in my classroom and repeating the "Pledge of Allegiance" one Thanksgiving season. Our nation was at war and times were hard. My teacher had lost her husband on
Contributed by Steve Miller on Jan 25, 2005
One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their
Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Nov 20, 2006
Returning Thanks is a LEARNED Trait.
We are not born grateful creatures. Take a baby for just a little while and you’ll probably hold in your arms what could be best described as a schizophrenic! One minute cooing, the next crying; one minute silent, the next screaming; one minute friendly
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 16, 2004
Boyce Mouton wrote this story when he ministered in California many years ago:
“In 1954, a young missionary recruit to Alaska was stricken with a paralytic disease which left her bedfast for the last 10 years of her life. Her name was Marie Napier.
The first time I met
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Nov 22, 2011
LUCADO ON THANKFULNESS
Max Lucado tells about living as an American in Brazil. One day, as he was walking along the street on his way to the University to teach a class, he felt a tug on his pants leg. Turning around, he saw a little boy about 5 or 6 years old with dark beady eyes and a dirty
At 16, a mission to Honduras with my father was an eye-opening experience that left an incredible mark on my soul. I found myself in the foreign land, surrounded by poverty and heart wrenching realities that I had never encountered before.
One particular night, our bus pulled into a dimly lit
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 15, 2004
I AM THANKFUL...
I am Thankful that we only elect presidents
once every four years.
I am Thankful that teenagers will grow up and
that one day they will have children
that will become teenagers of their own.
I am Thankful that I am not a turkey this week.
I am Thankful that the space available
Contributed by Rex S. Wignall on Nov 27, 2002
The Gospel Perspective on Thanks
Because of the great sacrifice Jesus made for each of us on the cross, Christians should have an additional, very personal perspective on thanks. Max Lucado shares this moving story of sacrifice to remind us what Jesus has done in giving His life for us:
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 19, 2003
A LEGAL PAD OF THANKS
Poet and writer Maya Angelou told in an interview about an experience she’d had in the early 1950s. She had returned to the United States from Europe, leaving behind a child. She said: "One day I was very frightened for my sanity.... So I went to my voice teacher and told him
Contributed by Richard Burkey on May 18, 2005
Some Things To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving.
1. Be thankful for automatic dishwashers. They make it possible to get out of the kitchen before the family come in for their after-dinner snacks.
2. Be thankful for husbands who attack small repair jobs around the house. They usually make them big
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2007
"Be thankful for books. They are voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of