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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 28, 1998
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct. - Thomas Carlyle
(William E. O'Flaherty's "4 Thoughts of the Week" http://www.netastic.com/4tow/4tow.html)
A friend I've known for several years gave me a little card that said, "A friend is one who knows who you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you become, and still gently invites you to grow." Countless people are crying out for such grace-full friends. - Michael Adam
THIS & THAT:
This is one of my college professor, Bob Buswell's favorite poems . He found it in the Holiness Magazine. Maybe this is a good piece for churches to remember when they are tempted to play the numbers game. : ) - Dave in Hongkong
By Shel Silverstein
My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smarter son.
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two are more than one.
And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes, I guess he don't know
That three is more than two!
Just then along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes
And four is more than three!
And I took the nickels to Hiram Combs
Down at the feed-seed store
And he gave me five pennies for them,
And five is better than four!
And then I went and showed my dad
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head,
Too proud of me to speak!
(Shared by MONDAY FODDER by Dave in Hong Kong
10. . . 9 . . . 8 . . . In his recent autobiography Walter Cronkite tells of a conversation he once had with astronaut Wally Schirra one evening:
"I promised never to tell if, off the record, he would level with me about what he had really been thinking in the last minutes before his rocket blasted off. Wally said, 'Well, I was lying there looking up at all the dials and buttons and toggle switches on the control panel, and I thought to myself, . . . , THIS THING WAS BUILT BY THE LOWEST BIDDER.'"
(Shared by Keith's Mostly Clean Humor & Weird List KSullivan@worldnet.att.net)
A six-year study of more than 65,000 women revealed that those who consumed the most sugar and ate the least fiber had two and half times the risk of developing non-insulin- dependent diabetes. Women who consumed a large amount of fiber from cold breakfast cereals saw a 28 percent decreased risk of diabetes. - Journal of American Medical Association