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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 31, 2001
What you get by reaching your destination isn't nearly as important as what you become by reaching your destination. - Author Unknown
Source: The Funnies, andychaps_the-funnies- email@example.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
In the 1870s Horatio Spafford was a successful Chicago lawyer and a close friend of evangelist Dwight L. Moody. Spafford had invested heavily in real estate, but the Chicago fire of 1871 wiped out his holdings. His son had died shortly before the disaster. Spafford and his family desperately needed a rest so in 1873 he planned a trip to Europe with his wife and four daughters. While in Great Britain he also hoped to help Moody and Sankey with their evangelistic tour. Last minute business caused Spafford to delay his departure, but he sent his wife and four daughters on the S.S. Ville Du Havre as scheduled, promising to follow in a few days. On November 22 the ship was struck by the English ship Lochearn, and it sank in twelve minutes. Several days later the survivors landed at Cardiff, Wales, and Mrs. Spafford cabled her husband the brief message, "Saved alone."
When Horatio Spafford made the ocean crossing to meet his grieving wife, he sailed near the place where his four daughters had sunk to the ocean depths. There, in the midst of his sorrow, he wrote these unforgettable words that have brought solace to so many in grief:
It Is Well with My Soul
Text: Horatio G. Spafford
Music: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: Ville Du Havre
Meter: 11 8.11 9 with Refrain
1. When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll;
whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
it is well, it is well with my soul.
2. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
let this blest assurance control,
that Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
and hath shed his own blood for my soul.
3. My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
4. And, Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
the trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
even so, it is well with my soul.
Source: Sermon Fodder, Sermon_Fodderfirstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
ADVANTAGES OF AGING
Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable number.
No one expects you to run into a burning building.
There's nothing left to learn the hard way.
Your joints are more accurate than the National Weather Service.
In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
Submitted by Carol Blum
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A Latin teacher was buying a fine pen as a gift for a colleague. A salesman gave him one to try out and he wrote Tempus Fugit (time flies) a few times on a piece of paper. The teacher hesitated about buying it and the salesman immediately produced another pen and said, "This is our top-of-the-line pen. Please try it, Mr. Fugit."
Source: Bits & Pieces, July 25, 1992, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., www.epinc.com
What recipe did Texas ice-cream maker Elmer Doolin buy for $100 from the owner of a San Antonio cafe in 1933, and then proceed to use to make a fortune?
The recipe for tasty corn chips that he marketed as Fritos. He made them at night in his mother's kitchen and peddled them from his Model-T Ford.
Source: ArcaMax Trivia, www.arcamax.com