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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 14, 1998

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

If I have been able to see farther than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants. - Sir Isaac Newton

Shared by Frank Morris' "Be Thankful It's Monday.... Consider The Alternative" popu70@rev.net


Mission is our supreme, central task. All ideas must be field-tested in an outreach situation. It doesn't do any good to develop an exquisite theology if you can't communicate it with your Korean Buddhist friend in the next office or your Arab Muslim colleague.

The challenge is to make mission central. Standing on the basis of Scripture, we must make our faith a way of life that is intelligible, attractive to non-Christians.

Every church needs to do what we are doing in its own context. Instead of trying to get people to come to us, we should go where the people are and start a ministry for them. When we lived in America, we used to take our children to the playground. We met other parents with their children, and soon we started a playground ministry. You can develop a Pizza Hut ministry on Tuesday nights - that's where the dads with visiting right go on Tuesday evenings with their kids. The main thing is to enter the world, to get relational, get involved. - David Dill, Missionary in Thailand

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

People say that everyone has a few skeletons in their closet. Not me. Well, not yet anyway. I mean, the bodies are still decomposing. --R.M. Weiner

I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better. --A. J. Liebling (1904-1963)

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. --Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

It's hard to understand how a cemetery raised its burial charges and blamed it on the cost of living.

I'm not offended by all the dumb blond jokes because I know I'm not dumb. And I also know that I'm not blond. --Dolly Parton

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. --Diane Ackerman

The last time I ever complained to my Dad was when I said, "Dad, I don't want to see Grandma today." Even today I still remember his response: "Shut up and keep on diggin'..." --Dan Lantz

Shared by Keith's Mostly Clean Humor & Weird List ksullivan@worldnet.att.net


A surprise toast at a wedding goes this way:

"And finally, may the happy couple lie, steal and cheat. (Pause, then explains) May they lie in each other's arms, may they steal away for a blissful honeymoon, and may they cheat time and live long and happy lives."

Shared by Darren via Bill's Punch Line tcmrtalk@airmail.net

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.

Shared by Bill's Punch Line tcmrtalk@airmail.net

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