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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 30, 2002
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They finally won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. Disappointments acted as a challenge. Don't let difficulties discourage you. - B. C. Forbes
Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/
Subjects: Difficulties, Success, Winning
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A small boy from a non-Christian home in Hawaii once enrolled in a children's Bible class. He thoroughly enjoyed himself. He listened to the stories, shared in the songs and play, and became a leader in group activities. Day after day he heard stories of Jesus - a new name to him - until finally he seemed to feel as if he knew Him. Then one day his teacher told him that when Jesus was here on earth He had no home.
" 'Foxes have holes,' " she repeated, " 'and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has no where to lay His head.' Jesus had no place He could call His own."
The boy listened, and when she finished he came up to her quietly.
"Teacher," he said, "this Jesus - didn't He have any home?"
"No, sonny, not here."
"And you say He's coming back here again?"
The boy's face brightened, and he said firmly, "Teacher, you tell Jesus when He comes again that we have plenty of room for Him at our house."
By James H. Stirling
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) September 22, 1953, Pacific Press, http://www.pacificpress.com/signs
Submitted by Dale Galusha
Subjects: Second Coming
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
WHAT YOUR CAR SAYS ABOUT YOU . . .
Part 2 of 2 [May 20,30]
- I will start the 12th grade in the Fall.
- I have just graduated and have no credit.
- I am a doctor with 17 malpractice suits pending.
- I am so rich I will pay $60,000 for a car that is in the shop 280 days per year.
LINCOLN TOWN CAR
- I live for bingo and covered dish suppers.
- I enjoy doing the Macarena.
- I am dating a model who would otherwise wouldn't look at me.
- I still watch Partridge Family reruns.
Source: Clean Laffs, http://www.shagmail.com/sub/sub-jokes.html
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"I want to tithe," a man told his pastor, "I want to give 10 percent of my income to my church. When my income was $50 a week, I gave $5 to the church every week. When I was successful in business and my weekly income rose to $500 a week, I gave $50 to my church every week. But now my income has gone to $5,000 a week, and I just can't bring myself to give $500 to the church every week."
The pastor said, "Why don't we pray over this?" The pastor began to pray, "Dear God, please make this man's weekly income $500 a week so that he can tithe..." - Rev. John L. Mand, "Holy Humor"
The Los Angeles Times reported that James A. Fields, a noted management consultant, stated that the average worker is productive only 55 percent of the time. Says Fields, "About fifteen percent of his effort is lost to 'personal time,' but thirty percent is lost through scheduling problems, unclear assignments, improper staffing and poor discipline."
When Domino's Pizza, one of America's largest chains, announced that any customer would receive a $3 discount if it took longer than thirty minutes for the home delivery of a pizza, something amazing happened. It wasn't just the customer who realized the benefit, but also Domino's. Their national work force put things into high gear, finding ways to save time. As a result, the productivity of their entire operation was moved ahead significantly.
By Neil Eskelin in Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start(tm), Copyright (c) 2002, http://www.neileskelin.com