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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 18, 2001
"Patience is a bitter plant that produces sweet fruit." - Charles Swindoll
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the- funnies
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets of town, taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet and slick. Suddenly, my son Matthew spoke up from his relaxed position in the front seat.
"Mom, I'm thinking of something."
This announcement usually meant he had been pondering some fact for a while and was now ready to expound all that his seven-year-old mind had discovered. I was eager to hear.
"What are you thinking?" I asked.
"The rain," he began, "is like sin and the windshield wipers are like God, wiping our sins away."
After the chill bumps raced up my arms I was able to respond. "That's really good, Matthew." Then my curiosity broke in. How far would this little boy take this revelation? So I asked... "Do you notice how the rain keeps on coming? What does that tell you?"
Matthew didn't hesitate one moment with his answer: "We keep on sinning, and God just keeps on forgiving us."
I will always remember this whenever I turn my wipers on. Isn't it comforting to know that God does keep forgiving us. That all we have to do is ask Him to come into our lives and He will keep washing our sins away.
Thank you Matthew for showing me God on a rainy day.
Submitted by Rindi Patterson, Heather Eick, Kimberley Broyles
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
"Resumania" is a term coined by Mr. Robert Half, founder of RHI (Robert Half International) to describe the unintentional bloopers that often appear on job candidates' resumes, job applications and cover letters. Here's some examples:
Part 2 of 2 [June 6, 18]
"Objection: To utilize my skills in sales."
(Have you considered law school?)
"My salary requirement is $34 per year."
(They say money isn't everything.)
"Served as assistant sore manager."
"Work history: Bum. Abandoned belongings and led nomadic lifestyle."
(So you're willing to travel?)
"Previous experience: Self-employed - a fiasco."
(Definitely to the point.)
"I vow to fulfill the goals of the company as long as I live."
(And they say loyalty is hard to come by.)
"Reason for leaving last job: Pushed aside so the vice president's girlfriend could steal my job."
(We're glad you're not bitter.)
Source: Just for Grins, http://www.coolnewsletters.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, a policeman was interrupted by a little girl about six years old. Looking up and down at his uniform, she asked, "Are you a cop?"
"Yes," he answered, and continued writing the report.
"My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?"
"Yes, that's right," he said.
"Well, then," she said as she extended her foot toward him, "would you please tie my shoe?"
Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2001 All rights reserved worldwide, http://www.katscratch.com/
Submitted by Susan Giovannoni, Ron Watterly
How to NOT add Carets (>>>) when forwarding E-mail
Don't those little carets ( the ">>>" things) on forwarded to e-mails drive you nuts? You can set most e-mail clients NOT to put those in if you like. This way, at least the mail you forward will be easier to read.
With Outlook Express:
(This will change for format for both forwarded and replied messages.)
1. Click "Tools" drop down menu, then click "Options."
2. Click the "Send" tab.
3. You'll see an area called "Mail sending format." Under that category, click the "HTML setting" button box and deselect the checkbox titled "Indent message on reply." Then click the "Plain Text Settings" button box and deselect the checkbox titled "Indent the original text with."
4. Click "Ok" twice and you are done.
With Netscape Messenger:
(This will change for format for forwarded messages.)
1. Click "Edit" drop down menu, then click "Preferences."
2. Under the "Mail & Newsgroups" category, select "Messages."
3. In the section titled "Forwarding and Replying to Message" click on the drop box titled "By default, forward messages" Select "Inline."
4. Click "Ok" and you are done.
Remember, if someone has sent you a message full of those little carets, tell them about this tip. You can clean the message up with the "Cleaner" program mentioned in today's announcements.
Source: Computer Tips, http://www.coolnewsletters.com