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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 17, 2000
"When men speak ill of thee, so live that nobody will believe them." - By Plato
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) June 14, 1910, Pacific Press, www.pacificpress.com/signs via http://www.witandwisdom.org
Submitted by: Dale Galusha
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
EVER AN UNANSWERED PRAYER?
More than half a century ago, George Muller began to pray for a group of friends. I asked Mr. Muller, a short time before he died, if he had asked anything of God that had not been granted, and he told me he had prayed sixty-two years, three months, five days, two hours - with his mathematical precision - for two men to be converted, and neither of them showed any signs of that happening. I said, "Do you expect God to convert them?" "Certainly. Do you suppose that God would put upon His child for sixty-two years the burden of two souls if He had no purpose of their conversion?" Shortly afterward he died, and I was preaching in his pulpit, in Bristol, and referred to this occurrence. As I was going out, a lady said, "One of those men was my uncle, and he was converted, and died a few weeks ago." I understand that the other man was brought to Christ in Dublin.
By A. T. Pierson
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) Pacific Press, December 3, 1912, www.pacificpress.com/signs via http://www.witandwisdom.org
Submitted by: Dale Galusha
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
DICTIONARY DAFFYNITIONS . . .
Part 1 of 6 [May 17,30, Jun 12,22, Jul 3,13]
Compiled by WITandWISDOM(tm) 2000
Admiration: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
Afternoon: That part of the day we spend worrying about how we wasted the morning.
Air bags: Inflation we can live with.
Alarm clock: A device to wake people without small kids.
Allege: A high rock shelf
Answer: What everybody is still looking for.
Antelope: How she married my Uncle.
Antonym: The opposite of the word you're trying to think of.
Anxiety: Nature's way of getting you up mornings.
Arbitrator: A cook that leaves Arby's to work at McDonald's.
Arson: Our daughter's brother
Atheism: A non-prophet organization.
Author: A person who is usually write.
Autobiography: A history of cars.
Automobile: A mechanical device that runs up hills and down people.
Avoidable: What a bullfighter tries to do.
Avowal: a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y
Baby-sitter: A teenager acting like an adult while the adults are out acting like teenagers.
Backward: Patient rooms at the rear of a hospital.
Baloney: Where some hemlines fall.
Bank: A place that will lend you money if you prove that you don't need it.
Bassinet: What every fisherman wants.
Beauty parlor: A place where some women go to dye.
Belong: To take your time.
Bernadette: The act of torching a mortgage.
Blotter: Something to look for while the ink dries.
Boat: A hole in the water surrounded by wood into which one pours money.
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We are sorry it is taking a little extra time to pull away from the gate The machine that rips the handles off your luggage is broken so we have to do it manually."
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SURVIVING A HEART ATTACK ALONE
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article forwarded by a friend is worth sharing.
Without help the person whose heart stops beating properly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a phone and, between breaths, call for help.
From "Health Cares," Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240's newsletter AND THE BEAT GOES ON ... (reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc. publication, Heart Response)
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2000 www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm via http