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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 24, 2000
"Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow!" - Norman Vincent Peale
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Years ago an old lady down South had no money to by food. But with complete faith in God, she got down on her knees and prayed aloud: "Dear Lord, please send me a side of bacon and a sack of corn meal." Over and over again, the old lady repeated the same plea in a loud voice. One of the town's worst characters, overhearing her supplication, decided to play a trick on her.
Hurrying to the nearest store, he bought a side of bacon and a sack of corn meal. Upon his return to the cabin, he dropped the food down the chimney. It landed right in front of the hungry woman as she knelt in prayer.
Jumping to her feet, she exclaimed jubilantly: "Oh, Lord, you've answered my prayer!" Then she ran all around the neighborhood telling everyone the good news.
This was too much for the scoundrel. He ridiculed her before the others by telling how he had dropped the food down the chimney himself. The wise old woman quickly replied: "Well, the devil may have brought it, but it was the Lord who sent it!" - Bits & Pieces, May 27, 1993
(Magazine: BITS & PIECES http://www.epinc.com/ )
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
THESE WERE ACTUAL NEWSPAPER HEADLINES?
Part 3 of 3 [Jan 4,14,24]
Arson Suspect is Held in Massachusetts Fire
British Union Finds Dwarfs in Short Supply
Ban On Soliciting Dead in Trotwood
Lansing Residents Can Drop Off Trees
Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
New Vaccine May Contain Rabies
Man Minus Ear Waives Hearing
Deaf College Opens Doors to Hearing
Air Head Fired
Steals Clock, Faces Time
Old School Pillars are Replaced by Alumni
Bank Drive-in Window Blocked by Board
Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Some Pieces of Rock Hudson Sold at Auction
Include your Children when Baking Cookies
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"It's almost tax time again :-)"
Rabbi Schwartz answers his phone.
"Hello is this Rabbi Schwartz?"
"This is the IRS. Can you help us?"
"Do you know a Sam Cohen?"
"Is he a member of your congregation?"
"Did he donate $10,000?"
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Would you like to know what your salary in 1980 is equivalent to in today's dollars -- or any other comparison? Go to: http://www.westegg.com/inflation/ -- it's totally fascinating! - David Lloyd George
(E-zine: E-CHEER, An Excellent Daily Devotional