Beginning with one for "Abortion" followed by one for "Addictions" and then continuing on to places like "Grief," "Healing," "Methodism" (over which I have some grief and is in need of healing!), then into "Race Relations," "Resurrection," and winding up at "Worship."
I've been keeping such files for all 20+ years of full time ministry. Whenever I see something in the newspaper, in a magazine, or through the internet, I cut it out/print it out, slip it into the file, and VOILA! months later when I need something to bring life to a sermon subject, there it is.
Some of the files have titles from early in ministry and now I look at them and wonder, "what was I thinking?" For example: Specifically Religious (what?) and Television.
But most of them are extremely useful and help me get to that place in preparing a sermon where I have too much material rather than too little. Then I have the happy task of editing out rather than conjuring up.
Perhaps some of you can put this post in your own "Sermon" file . . .