best sermons are lived, not preached.
are few testimonies of best sermons good short
1. Today, I interviewed a grandmother for part
of a research paper I'm working on for my
Psychology class. When I asked her to define
success in her own words, she said, "Success is
when you look back at your life and the
memories make you smile."
2. Today, I asked my mentor - a very successful
business man in his 70s - what his top 3 tips
are for success. He smiled and said, "Read
something no one else is reading, think
something no one else is thinking, and do
something no one else is doing."
3. Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire
station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery
store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she
realized I didn't recognize her. She let go
with tears of joy in her eyes and the
most sincere smile and said, "On 9-11-2001, you
carried me out of the World Trade Center."
4. Today, after I watched my dog get run over
by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding
him and crying. And just before he died, he
licked the tears off my face.
5. Today at 7AM, I woke up feeling ill, but
decided I needed the money, so I went into
work. At 3PM I got laid off. On my drive home
I got a flat tire. When I went into the trunk
for the spare, it was flat too. A man in a BMW
pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and
then he offered me a job. I start tomorrow.
6. Today, as my father, three brothers, and two
sisters stood around my mother's hospital bed,
my mother uttered her last coherent words before
she died. She simply said, "I feel so loved
right now. We should have gotten together like
this more often." YES, WE SHOULD!
7. Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he
passed away in a small hospital bed. About 5
seconds after he passed, I realized it was the
first time I had given him a kiss since I was a
8. Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old
daughter asked me to start recycling. I
chuckled and asked, "Why?" She replied, "So you
can help me save the planet." I chuckled again
and asked, "And why do you want to save the
planet?" Because that's where I keep all my
stuff," she said.
9. Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast
cancer patient laughing hysterically at her
2-year-old daughter's antics, I suddenly
realized that I need to stop complaining about
my life and start celebrating it again.
10. Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me
desperately struggling on crutches with
my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack
and books for me. He helped me all the way
across campus to my class and as he was leaving
he said, "I hope you feel better soon."
11. Once, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a
refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn't eaten
anything in over 3 days and looked extremely
skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered
him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The
first thing the man said was, "We can share
12. Today, I had the opportunity of sharing
these with you. If you got anything out of them
please share with others………
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