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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 28, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

When someone is no longer anxious to do better, that person is done for.

Source: Bits & Pieces, June 22, 1995, Copyright (c) Economic Press - www.epinc.com/ via http://www.witandwisdom.org


If my days were untroubled and my heart always light,
would I seek that fair land where there is no night?

If I never grew weary with the weight of my load,
would I search for Gods peace at the end of the road?

If I never knew sickness and never felt pain,
would I search for a hand to help and sustain?

If I walked without sorrow and lived without loss,
would my soul seek solace at the foot of the cross?

If all I desired was mine day by day,
would I kneel before God and earnestly pray?

If God sent no winter to freeze me with fear,
would I yearn for the warmth of Spring every year?

I ask myself these and the answer is plain,
if my life were pleasure and I never knew pain

I'd seek God less often and need Him much less,
for God is sought more often in times of distress.

And no one knows God or sees Him as plain
as those who have met Him on the "Pathway of Pain."

- By Bernadette E. Davis via http://www.witandwisdom.org

Submitted by: Carol Blum

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

I met my wife-to-be, Sandy, during missionary training. For two years we kept the long-distance relationship alive on different sides of the world.

Toward the end of our terms, I popped the question, and Sandy accepted.

I wrote her father, whom I had never met: "I would like permission to marry your daughter and for your blessing on the marriage."

His response still tickles Sandy and me: "You have my permission and my blessing, but remember, there is no refund on mail-order brides!"

By Charlie Warren, Franklin, Tennessee in Christianity Today, Copyright (c) 1997

Source: Sermon Fodder, Sermon_Fodder-subscribe@onelist.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


KITCHEN TERMS Part 2 of 2 [Aug. 18, 28]

LEFTOVERS - Commonly described as "gross".

LIVER - A food that affects genes, creating a hereditary dislike.

LOLLIPOP - A snack provided by those who don't clean sticky fingers, furniture, etc. or who have to pay dental bills.

MACARONI - Material for a collage.

MEASURING CUP - A kitchen utensil that is stored in the sandbox.

NAPKIN - Any worn cloth object, such as shirt or pants or dresses.

NATURAL FOOD - Food eaten with unwashed hands.

NUTRITION - Secret war waged by parents using direct commands, camouflage, and constant guard duty.

PLATE - A breakable Frisbee.

REFRIGERATOR - A very expensive and inefficient room air conditioner.

SODA POP - Shake "n" spray.

TABLE - A place for storing gum.

TABLE LEG - A percussion instrument.

THIRSTY - How your child feels after you have said your final good night.

VEGETABLE - A basic food known to satisfy kid's hunger - but only by sight.

WATER - Popular beverage in underdeveloped countries.

Source: Keith's Mostly Clean Humor, McHawList-subscribe@onelist.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Where are the highest islands in the world?

The highest lake with islands larger than a big rock is Orba Co in Tibet. This extreme alpine lake has a surface that is 5,209 meters (17,090 feet) above sea level.

Tibet is also known as the "roof of the world." It is a rough, dry, cold plateau north of the Himalayalas, the world's highest mountains. It is bitterly cold in the winter and windy all year round. Rain and melted snow drain north into dozens of clear, blue lakes, four of which are considered sacred by local people.

There is very little vegetation in the stark, rocky landscape. The only trees are in the most sheltered valleys, and even those are often stunted. Yet for all its barrenness this land can be kind. Humans live near the lakes, where they grow healthy crops during the warm months.

Travels in Tibet:

Tibet and its climate:

Source: The Learning Kingdom, Copyright (c) 2000, www.tlk-lists.com/join via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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