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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 17, 2000
Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength. - Charles Spurgeon
Source: Thought for Today, firstname.lastname@example.org via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
"Albert," said his mother, "I have purchased a small Bible for you to carry to Europe. Promise me that you will read a portion from it every day." Albert promised. For eight months he was true to his word. Now his division was making the "great push" along the west bank of the Rhine, in close contact with the hard-pressed enemy. Suddenly he felt a blow that almost knocked him to the ground.
Recovering his balance, he thrust his hand under his shirt. There was no blood. Then he drew out the Bible, and to his astonishment he found that the bullet had pierced the volume from Genesis to Revelation, lodging just inside the last cover. His life had been saved. From that moment on he read the torn pages with renewed interest, discovering in them a treasure more precious than he had imagined possible.
By Roy F. Cottrell
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) March 1958, Pacific Press, www.pacificpress.com/signs via http://www.witandwisdom.org
Submitted by: Dale Galusha
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
RULES OF THE OFFICE
If it rings, put it on hold;
If it clanks, call the repairman;
If it whistles, ignore it;
If it's a friend, take a break;
If it's the boss, look busy;
If it talks, take notes;
If it's handwritten, type it;
If it's typed, copy it;
If it's copied, file it;
If it's Friday, forget it!
By David Broome
Source: Peter's Pearls, www.peterspearls.com.au via http://www.witandwisdom.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
I was watching my five-year-old granddaughter Christy play with her dolls. At one point, she "staged" a wedding, first playing the role of the bride's mother who assigned specific duties, then suddenly becoming the bride with her "teddy bear" groom.
She picked him up and said to the "minister" presiding over the wedding, "Now you can read us our rights." Without missing a beat, Christy became the minister who said, "You have the right to remain silent, anything you say may be held against you, you have the right to have an attorney present. You may kiss the bride."
By Sonja R. Ely, Dallas, Oregon in Christianity Today, Copyright (c) 1996
Source: Sermon Fodder, Sermon_Fodderemail@example.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org
A friend of mine told me a story about an experience he had in Israel. They were in the country visiting some of the famous Biblical sites when they were near a group of sheepherders. There was a round pen used to bring the sheep into for the night. A shepherd brought his flock into the pen for the night. Then, a few minutes later, another shepherd brought his flock into the pen. Then, a few minutes later, yet another shepherd brought his sheep into the pen. Now there were three groups of sheep in the pen with no identifying marks among any of the them. My friend wondered how in the world they would separate their sheep in the next day.
The next morning a shepherd came over to the pen and made a comment to his sheep. One by one the sheep filed out to follow him. Only his sheep followed his voice. My friend said it was an amazing scene to see only that shepherd's sheep follow him and the others remain in the pen.
From: One Flock, One Shepherd by Os Hillman
Source: Monday Fodder firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder via http://www.witandwisdom.org