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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 6, 2003
If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. - Mary Engelbreit
Source: Thought for Today, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thoughtfortoday
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A friend once told D.L. Moody just how the sheep in the Highlands of Scotland are rescued when they wander off and become stranded on a rocky crag.
He said, "The vegetation on those mountains is so sweet that the sheep will jump down 10 or 12 feet to get it. Soon their bleating can be heard as they try unsuccessfully to return to higher ground.
The shepherd does not rush to the rescue, but leaves them where they are until there's no more grass to be eaten. After several days they become so faint they can't stand up. At that point the herdsman will lower himself to the dangerous ledge below and bring them to the fold."
Mr. Moody asked, "Why doesn't he go down as soon as the sheep get into trouble?"
"Ah," said his friend, "if he did, those animals are so stupid they would dash right over the edge of the cliff and be killed!"
2 Corinthians 4:17 "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all."
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
This is Really odd...
While sitting at your desk make clockwise circles with your right foot.
While doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand.
Your foot will change direction.
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Giving a sermon one Sunday, I heard two teenage girls in the back giggling and disturbing people.
I interrupted my sermon and announced sternly, "There are two of you here who have not heard a word I've said." That quieted them down.
When the service was over, I went to greet people at the front door. Three different adults apologized for going to sleep in church, promising it would never happen again.
Contributed by William Russ
Fairbanks, Alaska (The London Telegraph):
The world's biggest battery was plugged in to provide emergency power to one of the United States' most isolated cities.
The rechargeable battery, which at 2,000 square meters is bigger than a football pitch and weighs 1,300 tonnes, was manufactured by power components specialist ABB to provide electricity to Fairbanks, Alaska's second-largest city, in the event of a blackout.
Stored in a warehouse near the city, where temperatures plunge to -51 degrees Centigrade in winter, the battery will provide 40 megawatts of power - enough for around 12,000 people - for up to seven minutes.
This is enough time, according to ABB, to start up diesel generators to restore power, an important safeguard since at such low temperatures, water pipes can freeze entirely in two hours.
ABB's battery, the first of its scale in the world, was commissioned by Golden Valley Electrical Association (GVEA) in Fairbanks, because the city suffers total blackouts every two or three years, as well as frequent swings in power supply.
The earthquake-proof contraption contains 13,760 NiCad cells - bigger versions of those used in many portable electronic appliances including laptop computers and radios. Each cell measures 16in by 21in and weighs more than 12 stone.
Source: White Board News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard/