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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 4, 2003
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

A wise person knows that there is something to be learned from everyone. - Author Unknown

Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/

~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:

It was a cold day in midwinter. My husband had left for work, and the older children were in school, leaving me, my 6-year-old daughter, Keely, and my newborn son at home some distance from town.

Having some errands to run, I bundled up the kids, settled them into their car seats, and got behind the steering wheel. Just then I realized several things at once: I didn't have my car keys, the house was locked, and we were out in the cold.

My mind raced as I considered different options. My words betrayed the frustration I felt as I thought about the three of us struggling to stay warm in the bitter cold.

Then I heard a little voice from the back seat: "Mommy, why don't we pray about it?"

"Keely," I said, "there's no way God can do anything." After all, I was the one who had locked the keys in the house. I couldn't expect Him to come to our rescue when we were suffering the result of my own carelessness.

But Keely is a persistent child, and she pushed her faith on me again: "Mommy, please pray about it. Jesus can help us."

How could I not honor that request? Keely was asking me to do something she believed in. So I prayed. I don't remember the prayer; but I fulfilled her request with a doubting heart.

"Mommy," she said, "look in your purse where you keep your money. See if there's a key to the house."

I explained that I didn't keep a spare key in my change purse. I had only one key, and it was on a key chain locked in the house.

"But Mommy," the little voice persisted, "look in your purse anyway."

To this day I don't know how a key ended up in my change purse. But that day my daughter's faith became my faith.

By Pamela J. Byers, Arcadia, Indiana

Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) May 29, 2003, http://www.adventistreview.org/

Submitted by Nancy Simpson

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

In Galveston, Texas, a hotel on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico put this notice in each room:

No Fishing From The Balcony

Yet every day, hotel guests threw their lines into the waters below.

Then the management decided to take down the signs - and the fishing stopped!

Source: Our Daily Bread, October 21, 2003, http://www.rbc.net

~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:

Chocolate is a Health Food

Chocolate is derived from cacao beans. Bean = vegetable. Sugar is derived from either sugar CANE or sugar BEETS. Both are plants, which places them in the vegetable category. Thus, chocolate is a vegetable. To go one step further, chocolate candy bars also contain milk, which is dairy. So candy bars are a health food.

Source: Smile a Day Newsletterę, http://www.net153.com/best.htm

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

A Little Goes a Long Way

People who exercised less than an hour a week cut their risk of heart disease by 15%.

Those who exercised for one to two hours reduced their risk by 40%

More than two hours of exercise per week cut risk by 61%.

From: Archives of Internal Medicine

Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) September 2003, http://www.readersdigest.com/

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