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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 20, 1998
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate. (Shared by Keith's Mostly Clean Humor & Weird List KSullivan@worldnet.att.net)
I teach Sunday School for five and six year olds. Every Sunday before class starts we open the class up for prayer requests. Over the past few years I have heard some of the cutest requests ranging from lost dogs to cuts to praying for "potatoes" (actually meaning tornadoes). This past Easter, I feel, I have heard my favorite prayer request. We were going around the room taking requests when it became Andy's turn. Andy faithfully requests prayer for his grandparents but this Sunday he had something else on his mind. He looks up at me, with the most sincere look and says "Debbie, will you please pray for my bologna. The Devil got a hold of it and it is rotten now. I got new bologna and it's okay but I still want you to pray for my bologna." As we bowed heads, Andy asked if he could lead the prayer. All the children bowed their heads as Andy began speaking all of the requests. At the end of the prayer, Andy said "Dear Jesus, please touch my bologna and make it better."
This was one of those moments that you wanted to laugh and cry at the same time. I observed all of the children and none of them chuckled at little Andy. They prayed for his bologna the same as if it were praying for healing for a parent or sibling. This reminded me of the scripture regarding ". . faith as a little child . ." Andy knew that regardless of what the problem was, all he had to do was give it to Jesus. Just imagine if we all had faith like this. - Deb Pennington
THIS & THAT:
God created the mule, and told him, "You will be Mule, working constantly from dusk to dawn, carrying heavy loads on your back. You will eat grass and you lack intelligence. You will live for 50 years."
The mule answered: "To live like this for 50 years is too much. Please, give me no more than 20." And it was so.
Then God created the dog, and told him, "You will hold vigilance over the dwellings of Man, to whom you will be his greatest companion. You will eat his table scraps and live for 25 years.
And the dog responded, "Lord, to live 25 years as a dog is too much. Please, no more than 10 years." And it was so.
God then created the monkey, and told him, "You are Monkey. You shall swing from tree to tree, acting like an idiot. You will be funny, and you shall live for 20 years."
And the monkey responded, "Lord, to live 20 years as the clown of the world is too much. Please, Lord, give me no more than 10 years." And it was so.
Finally, God created Man and told him, "You are Man, the only rational being that walks the earth. You will use your intelligence to have mastery over the creatures of the world. You will dominate the earth and live for 20 years."
And the man responded, "Lord, to be Man for only 20 years is too little. Please, Lord, give me the 30 years the mule refused, the 15 years the dog refused, and the ten years the monkey rejected." And it was so.
So God made Man to live 20 years as a man, then marry and live 30 years like a mule working and carrying heavy loads on his back. Then, he is to have children and live 15 years as a dog, guarding his house and eating the leftovers after they empty the pantry; then, in his old age, to live 10 years as a monkey, acting like a clown to amuse his grandchildren.
(Shared by Evelyn Hall)
This is Cute and True: A true story from a reader, who writes that it occurred during her stint of jury duty: I was on a panel for prospective jury duty. The first lawyer questioning us began right off as an intimidating showman. When he came to his question, "Do any of you here today dislike lawyers?" Before the pause became too long, the judge announced, "I do." (Shared by Just 4 Laughs! Http://www.GeoCities.com/Hollywood/Set/6993) (I love my lawyer friends. - Richard
The Pistol Star is ten million times as bright as the sun! It might be the brightest star in the whole galaxy.
The star is in the middle of a vast cloud of dust and gas, which it has ejected over the last few thousand years. It is invisible in normal light because it's hidden behind the cloud, but it has been photographed in infrared light.
The Pistol Star has about 100 times as much mass as the sun. It is burning its fuel fast and is expected to last only another one to three million years before exploding in a tremendous supernova.
To learn more about the Pistol Star, visit these sites: http://observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/ootw/1997/ootw_971029/ob971029.html and http://www.europe.apnet.com/inscight/10081997/graphb.htm
(Shared by The Learning Kingdom http://www.LearningKingdom.com/join.html)