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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 23, 2001
"An obstinate man does not hold opinions- they hold him." - Samuel Butler
Source: Awesome Quotes, http://www.coolnewsletters.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A young Christian was relating some of his experiences in the Great War. With a company of his comrades he was separated from the main body of troops. Surrounded by the enemy for days, their food ran out and their water was exhausted.
Knowing they were without food and water, the enemy sent a messenger every little while, suggesting that they would be wise to surrender.
One night, with no food and no water and with only one shell left, they held a consultation as to what steps to take next. They decided to pray to God for His help, then to fire their last shell into the night as a signal to their comrades. After the shell had exploded, the only thing to do was to wait. In the morning they heard the hum of a motor overhead. It was a plane from their own headquarters. Flying over the surrounded boys, it dropped packages of food and canteens of water. On one of the packages was a note, "Don't give up. We are coming."
For some days the planes passed overhead and the bread and water were dropped down, always accompanied with the message, "Hold on." Then there was the roaring of artillery and the march of infantry, and the lost battalion was rescued and taken back to their own lines safely.
We, too, are surrounded by the enemy. When we are in a tight place, he whispers, "Better surrender. Why not give up? It is hopeless to fight on."
But when the devil says, "Surrender," God sends along a message of hope, "Don't give up, I'm coming."
By C. L. Paddock
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) August 10, 1937, Pacific Press, http://www.pacificpress.com/signs
Submitted by Dale Galusha
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
THE BIRD AND THE WORM
By John Luther
Freddie was a bird, a fat little robin whose mother was a terrible scold. One day, after she had given Freddie's father a terrible tongue-lashing, the abused bird ruffled his feathers and screeched: "You can't talk to me like that! Some day the worm will turn!"
Freddie thought about what his father had said as he went looking for food. Suddenly he saw a worm squirming away from him. "Aha," thought Freddie, "some day the worm will turn. I'll just hop along behind and catch him when he does."
But this was no ordinary worm. It was Willie Worm whose parents had just lectured him about the importance of being honest. "Always go straight, Willie," they said, "you'll never regret it."
So Willie heeded their advice. Instead of turning, he kept going straight, Freddie the robin hopped along behind until he fainted from hunger. Willie overdid it, however. He kept on in a straight line until he fell off the edge of the world.
All of which goes to show:
a. that you can't take things too literally,
b. you've got to be careful what you say in front of children, and
c. the world is really flat.
Source: Bits & Pieces, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., http://www.epinc.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
While visiting a theme park, my wife and I went into the Chamber of Horrors. I had walked ahead, so I waited in a dark corner for her to catch up. When two women started staring at me, I realized that they thought I was an exhibit, and I stood still so as not to frighten them. "Well," said one of them, "you'd think they could have made clothes that fit him properly." - David Bennett
Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) April 1999, http://www.readersdigest.com
SAVING WEB PAGES
(Best used with MS Internet Explorer)
What do you do when you find a really useful web page? Bookmark it, right? Well, have you ever gone back through your bookmarks only to find that some of these important pages have disappeared from the web?
It doesn't have to be that way.
Sure, you could print them out, but a better way would be simply to save them to your hard drive. Just head to a web page, hit the File menu on your browser, then Save As.
(Note - You may want to make a folder for these pages on your hard drive, just to have an easy way to get to them.)
Explorer will download the page along with any of the associated page elements. You'll notice that the page elements are kept in a separate folder (created by the browser). Netscape 6 isn't sophisticated enough to save it as an html file, let alone save any associated files. Hence, do this with Explorer.
That's it. Just double-click the saved web page to view it.
Source: Computer Tips, http://www.coolnewsletters.com