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~~~~~~~ WITandWISDOM™ - May 25, 1999
It is when we forget ourselves that we do things that are most likely to be remembered.
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
There is great power in prayer and in combining prayer with God's powerful promises. I recently heard of a lady whose prayer list is on 3" x 5" cards, one name per card. She writes down the needs of each person and a specific prayer request. Then she finds a Bible promise to meet the need and writes it on the card. As she prays for each person she claims that promise for that person.
An invalid woman confined to her bed for almost seventeen years had been praying to God in a general way to save souls. One day she asked for pen and paper. She wrote down the names of fifty-seven acquaintances and prayed for each of them by name three times a day. She wrote them letters of her interest in them. She also wrote to Christian friends in whom she knew these persons had confidence and urged them to speak to these persons about their soul's welfare and do their best to persuade them to repent and believe. She had unquestioning faith in God, and in time every one of those fifty-seven persons accepted Jesus as a personal Savior. - Bill Tucker with Pat Maxwell, Living a Power-filled Life
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Having chosen English as the preferred language in the EEC (now officially the European Union, or EU), the European Parliament has commissioned a feasibility study in ways of improving efficiency in communications between Government departments.
European officials have often pointed out that English spelling is unnecessary difficult; for example: cough, plough, rough, through and thorough. What is clearly needed is a phased programme of changes to iron out these anomalies. The programme would, of course, be administered by a committee staff at top level by participating nations.
In the first year, for example, the committee would suggest using 's' instead of the soft 'c'. Sertainly, sivil servants in all sities would resieve this news with joy. Then the hard 'c' could be replaced by 'k' sinse both letters are pronounsed alike. Not only would this klear up konfusion in the minds of klerikal workers, but typewriters kould be made with one less letter.
There would be growing enthusiasm when in the sekond year, it was anounsed that the troublesome 'ph' would henseforth be written 'f'. This would make words like 'fotograf' twenty persent shorter in print.
In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments would enkourage the removal of double letters which have always been a deterent to akurate speling.
We would al agre that the horible mes of silent 'e's in the languag is disgrasful. Therefor we kould drop thes and kontinu to read and writ as though nothing had hapend. By this tim it would be four years sins the skem began and peopl would be reseptive to steps sutsh as replasing 'th' by 'z'. Perhaps zen ze funktion of 'w' kould be taken on by 'v', vitsh is, after al, half a 'w'. Shortly after zis, ze unesesary 'o' kould be dropd from words kontaining 'ou'. Similar arguments vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.
Kontinuing zis proses yer after yer, ve vud eventuli hav a reli sensibl riten styl. After tventi yers zer vud be no mor trubls, difikultis and evrivun vud fin it ezi tu understand ech ozer. Ze drems of ze Guvermnt vud finali hav kum tru.
(WITandWISDOM™, February 1996)
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THE SEVEN AGES OF MAN:
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