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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 12, 2003
"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference." - Tom Brokaw
Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:email@example.com?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Our church was saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our most valued members, Someone Else. Someone's passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill.
Else has been with us for many years and for every one of those years, Someone did far more than a normal person's share of the work. Whenever there was a job to do, a class to teach, or a meeting to attend, one name was on everyone's list, "Let Someone Else do it.
Whenever leadership was mentioned, this wonderful person was looked to for inspiration as well as results; "Someone Else can work with that group."
It was common knowledge that Someone Else was among the most liberal givers in our church. Whenever there was a financial need, everyone just assumed Someone Else would make up the difference.
Someone Else was a wonderful person; sometimes appearing superhuman. Were the truth known, everybody expected too much of Someone Else. Now Someone Else is gone!
We wonder what we are going to do. Someone Else left a wonderful example to follow, but who is going to follow it? Who is going to do the things Someone Else did?
When you are asked to help this year, remember -- we can't depend on Someone Else anymore.
Submitted by the North Family
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Deciding to take up jogging, the middle-aged man was astounded by the wide selection of jogging shoes available at the local sports shoe store.
While trying on a basic pair of jogging shoe, he noticed a minor feature and asked the clerk about it. "What's this little pocket thing here on the side for?"
"Oh, that's to carry spare change so you can call your wife to come pick you up when you've jogged too far."
Source: Pulpit Supply, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Without thinking about it we breathe all day and all night, every day of our lives. Just resting, a man breathes an average of 17,300 times every day. That averages out to more than 6 million breaths a year and about 500 million breaths in a lifetime, that is a lot of breathing. A woman, on the other hand, breathes about 28,800 times per day, or more than 10 million times per year; she will breathe almost a billion times if she lives to a good old age.
Even though men and women breathe at different rates, the amount of air that is inhaled and released is about the same - an average of 23,000 gallons of air per day. That is more than 8 million gallons per year and about 700 million gallons per long lifetime.
Source: Glimpses of God's Love by James A. Tucker and Priscilla Tucker, Copyright (c) 1983 by Review and Herald Publishing Association, http://isbn.nu/0767904249
Submitted by Nancy Simpson