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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 24, 2000
"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down." - Mary Pickford
(E-zine: INSPIRATION A DAY! Mailto:inspiration_a_day- firstname.lastname@example.org)
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Howard Hendricks, author and professor at Dallas Theological Seminary suggests that every person should seek to have three individuals in their life: a Paul, a Barnabas, and a Timothy.
A Paul is an older person who is willing to mentor you, to build into your life. Not someone who's smarter or more gifted than you, but somebody who's been down the road. Somebody willing to share their strengths and weaknesses - everything they have learned in the laboratory of life. Somebody whose faith you'll want to imitate.
A Barnabas is a soul brother, somebody who loves you but is not impressed by you. Somebody to whom you can be accountable. Somebody who's willing to keep you honest, who's willing to say, "Hey, man, you're neglecting your wife, and don't give me any guff!"
A Timothy is a younger person into whose life you are building. For a model, read 1 and 2 Timothy. Here was Paul, the quintessential mentor, building into the life of his protégée - affirming, encouraging, teaching, correcting, directing, praying.
Do you have these three guys in your life?
Proverbs 12:15 - The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
Ephesians 5:15-16 - Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Psalms 90:12 - Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
(E- zine: THE FUNNIES Mailto:andychaps_the-funnies- email@example.com)
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
SIGNS THAT YOU KNOW IT'S TIME TO JOIN E-MAILERS ANONYMOUS
You wake up at 3 a.m. to go to the bathroom, and check your e-mail on the way back to bed.
Your firstborn is named dotcom.
You turn off your modem and are suddenly filled with a feeling of emptiness, as if you just pulled the plug on a loved one.
You spend half of a plane trip with your laptop in your lap . . . and your child in the overhead compartment.
You decide to stay in college for an additional year or two, just for the free Internet access.
You find yourself typing "com" after every period.com
You refer to going to the bathroom as downloading.
You move into a new home and decide to netscape before you landscape.
AND THE NO. 1 SIGN THAT YOU KNOW IT'S TIME TO JOIN E-MAILERS ANONYMOUS:
Immediately after reading this list, you e-mail it to someone.
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Not expecting to do at all well in the economics exam, Harold was heartened by the first question: In any given year, and to the nearest ton, how much wheat did the United States export?
Smiling confidently, Harold wrote, "1492; none."
(E-zine: GIGGLES & GRINS Mailto:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
What is the fastest flying bug on earth?
5. Flu-Bug (just kidding, I had to throw this one in there)
Answer: #1 - The Dragonfly
An Australian version can fly up to 36 MPH for a short burst.
(E-zine: JOKE-A-WEEK Mailto:Joke-A-Weekemail@example.com )