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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 18, 2000
In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it. - Samuel Johnson
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
By Stephen Cartwright, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1. INVEST MY TIME IN ETERNAL THINGS:
+ Pray in secret, take time to listen to God and read Scripture each day.
+ Tell others about Christ.
+ Worship weekly in spirit and in truth.
+ Memorize Scripture.
+ Make time for my spouse, my children, my parents, my grandparents.
+ Say "no" to over commitment and constant activity; choose one or two activities and do them well.
2. CHOOSE A SIMPLE LIFESTYLE:
+ Make do with old things that still work or can be fixed.
+ Let "Do I need this?" be my criterion for making a purchase.
+ Never spend money that I don't have now.
3. BECOME A WORLD CHRISTIAN
+ Be informed of current events and be involved politically.
+ Make international friends and invite them to my home.
+ Support mission work and contribute to relief and development efforts.
4. MAKE GIVING A REGULAR PART OF MY LIFE:
+ Tithe to my local church.
+ Keep my hands open to the poor; help someone when I see a need.
+ Give things away with reckless abandon - in secret.
+ Work for justice for the elderly, the unborn, the disadvantaged, and for racial minorities.
+ Banish self-sufficiency and let another person minister to me.
- DECISION, March 1999
(Magazine: DECISION http://www.graham-assn.org/decision/ )
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
MOTHER SAYS - Part 2 of 2 [Feb 8 & 18]
Throughout the centuries, mothers have been given their children plenty of good advice and notable quotes. Here's just a small sampling:
BARNEY'S MOTHER: "I realize strained plums are your favorite, Barney, but you're starting to look a little purple."
MARY'S MOTHER: "I'm not upset that your lamb followed you to school, Mary, but I would like to know how he got a better grade than you."
BATMAN'S MOTHER: "It's a nice car, Bruce, but do you realize how much the insurance is going to be?"
GOLDILOCKS'S MOTHER: "I've got a bill here for a busted chair from the Bear family. You know anything about this, Goldie?"
LITTLE MISS MUFFET'S MOTHER: " Well, all I've got to say is if you don't get off your tuffet and start cleaning your room, There'll be a lot more spiders around here!"
ALBERT EINSTEIN'S MOTHER: " But, Albert, It's your senior picture. Can't you do something about your hair? Styling gel, mousse, something . . . ?"
GEORGE WASHINGTON'S MOTHER: "The next time I catch you throwing money across the Potomac, you can kiss your allowance good-bye!"
SUPERMAN'S MOTHER: "Clark, your father and I have discussed it, and we've decided you can have your own telephone line. Now will you quit spending so much time in all those phone booths?"
And finally . . . .THOMAS EDISON'S MOTHER: "Of course I'm proud that you invented the electric light bulb, Thomas. Now turn off that light and get to bed!"
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Vernon, where's your homework?" Miss Martin looked down sternly at the little boy and held out her hand.
"My dog ate it," was his solemn response.
"Vernon, I've been a teacher for eighteen years. Do you really expect me to believe that?"
"It's true, Miss Martin, I swear," insisted the boy. "I had to force him, but he ate it!"
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