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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 18, 2002
The human being who lives only for himself finally reaps nothing but unhappiness. Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies. Don't put off the joy derivable from doing helpful, kindly things for others. - B.C. Forbes
Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
His name is Bill. He has wild hair, wears a T-shirt with holes in it, jeans, and no shoes. This was literally his wardrobe for his entire four years of college. He is brilliant, kind of esoteric and very, very bright.
He became a Christian while attending college. Across the street from the campus is a well-dressed, very conservative church. They want to develop a ministry to the students, but are not sure how to go about it.
One day Bill decides to go there. He walks in with no shoes, jeans, his T-shirt, and wild hair. The service has already started and so Bill starts down the aisle looking for a seat. The church is completely packed and he can't find a seat. By now, people are really looking a bit uncomfortable, but no one says anything.
Bill gets closer and closer and closer to the pulpit, and when he realizes there are no seats, he just squats down right on the carpet. (Although perfectly acceptable behavior at a college fellowship, trust me, this had never happened in this church before!) By now the people are really uptight, and the tension in the air is thick.
About this time, the minister realizes that from way at the back of the church a deacon is slowly making his way toward Bill. Now the deacon is in his eighties, has silver-gray hair, and a three-piece suit. A godly man, very elegant, very dignified, very courtly. He walks with a cane and, as he starts walking toward this boy, everyone is saying to themselves that you can't blame him for what he's going to do. How can you expect a man of his age and of his background to under- stand some college kid on the floor?
It takes a long time for the man to reach the boy. The church is utterly silent except for the clicking of the man's cane. All eyes are focused on him. You can't even hear anyone breathing. The minister can't even preach the sermon until the deacon does what he has to do. And now they see this elderly man drop his cane on the floor. With great difficulty, he lowers himself and sits down next to Bill and worships with him so he won't be alone.
Everyone chokes up with emotion. When the minister gains control, he says, "What I'm about to preach, you may never remember. What you have just seen, you will never forget.
"Be careful how you live. You may be the first Bible some people will ever read or you may be the only Bible some people will ever read."
I asked the Lord to bless you as I prayed for you today. To guide you and protect you as you go along your way. His love is always with you, His promises are true. And when we give Him all our cares, you know He will see us through. Amen!
From: "Out of the Salt Shaker into the World" by Rebecca Manley Pippert, ISBN: 0877847355, http://isbn.nu/0877847355
Submitted by Hannelore Dill
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
WHAT I LEARNED IN COLLEGE
Part 1 of 2 [Nov 18, 19]
Deja Fu: The feeling that somehow, somewhere, you've been kicked in the head like this before.
ON DEEP THOUGHTS
A day without sunshine is like night.
ON PARADOX AND RETURN POLICIES
There is a CD out entitled "The Worst of Jefferson Airplane". If you buy this, take it home, play it, and enjoy it, should you take it back and demand a refund?
ON PROBLEM SOLVING
When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail. -- Abraham Maslow
He who dies with the most toys, is, nonetheless, still dead.
If you had everything, where would you keep it?
The cost of living hasn't affected its popularity.
ON PUBLISHING OR PERISHING
I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top. -- English Professor, Ohio University
To be continued . . .
Submitted by Walt Groff
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
While driving in Pennsylvania, a family caught up to an Amish carriage. The owner of the carriage obviously had a sense of humor, because attached to the back of the carriage was a hand printed sign...
"Energy efficient vehicle runs on oats and grass. Caution: Do not step on exhaust."
Submitted by Hannelore Dill
Dear Computer Lady,
Picture this....the tool bar in the bottom right hand corner of your screen, the one that has your clock in it. I use windows 98. Every time I load a new program or download one from the Internet, it adds an icon to that toolbar, which in turn makes my computer take longer to "boot up" because it has to load all of those little icons.
Please tell me how to remove them permanently. without having to go and close them each time I turn my computer on. it's very frustrating. I just want the programs listed under my programs list on my start menu...that's all. - Shelly
In Windows 98 this is easier than it was in 95. You do want to be careful though. Don't go making changes in msconfig that you are not sure of since you could create a mess. Just follow the directions below to stop items from automatically starting up.
1. Click on "Start" and "Run"
2. In the "Run" window, type msconfig and click "OK".
3. In the "System Configuration Utility" window, click on the "Start Up" tab.
4. Look thru the list of programs that are automatically starting up each time your computer starts, and remove the check mark from the ones that you don't want to start.
5. Click "OK" and restart your computer.
Source: Computer Lady Newsletter, http://www.freepctech.com/computerlady.shtml