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~~~~~~~ WITandWISDOM™ - June 2, 1999
"We only grow when we step outside our comfort zone." - Unknown
(E-zine: WEEKEND ENCOUNTER http://www.gospelcom.net/actsi/weekly/)
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A Christian woman had a husband who had forbidden her to speak to him about Jesus. So she took his case to God. She told herself, "I am going to pray for his conversion every day for twelve months."
At the end of a year his heart had not softened a bit. She said, "I am going to keep on six months longer."
She did. Still there was no change and she considered giving up. Finally she said, "No. I will pray for him as long as God gives me breath."
That very day he came home from work and disappeared in to his room for a long time. She grew concerned and peeked in. He was on his knees seeking God's forgiveness. - Bill Tucker with Pat Maxwell, Living a Power-filled Life
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Bill Gates may be rich and famous now, but I still didn't pick him to be on our dodge-ball team in the second grade. - Alf Whit
If someone ever catches you talking to yourself, the best thing to do is point at a chair and say, "He started it!" That way they won't think you're crazy. - Craig Stacey
My only meaningful goal in life is to be remembered for my righting. -Tristan Fabriani
I wonder if all the other flowers make fun of Pansies? - Tom Sims
What if the Hokey-Pokey "is" really what it's all about? - I. Manner
From: Ruminations is a Top5 publication, Copyright 1999, Chris White
(E-zine: KEITH'S MOSTLY CLEAN HUMOR http://hostigos.otherwhen.com/mailing_lists.html#MCHAWLIST)
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
One of our gentlemen, having just gotten over an illness, was sitting on the bench outside the dining room, waiting with a number of other residents for the doors to open. He reached down to scratch his leg.
"Oh, my!" he yelled. "I must be having another stroke! Can't feel a thing!"
"No wonder," said the lady sitting next to him in the tight line. "That's my leg you're scratchin!" - Effie Leland Wilder, "Out to Pasture"
WHY 99.9% JUST WON'T DO
"Is it truly necessary to go for "Zero Defects"? Why isn't 99.9% defect free good enough. This is what life would be like if things were done correctly 99.9% of the time:
We'd have to accept:
-One hour of unsafe drinking water a month.
-Two unsafe plane landings per day at O'Hare International Airport
-16,000 pieces of mail lost by the US Postal Service every HOUR
-20,000 incorrect drug prescriptions per week
-500 incorrect surgical operations each week
-50 newborns DROPPED at birth by the doctors
-22,000 checks deducted from the WRONG bank account each HOUR
-32,000 missed heartbeats per person per year.
Suddenly, the quest for zero defects makes a lot more sense!!!
(John, Carrie & Ryan Echols)