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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 27, 2004
You cannot enslave a free man. . . - Robert A. Heinlein
Source: Best Quote of the Day, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
My dad, an evangelist, was the original soft touch. I remember him once going off to speak in a tiny church and coming home ten days later. Eventually my mother asked about the offering. I can still see my fathers face as he smiled and looked at the floor.
"You gave the money away again, didn’t you?" she asked.
"Myrt," he said, "the pastor there is going through a hard time. His kids are so needy. I felt I should give the entire fifty dollars to them."
My good mother looked at my father for a few moments and then smiled. "You know, if God told you to do it, its okay with me."
A few days later, we ran completely out of money, so my father gathered us for a time of prayer. He said, "Lord, you told us that if we would honor you in our good times, that you would take care of us when things are difficult. We need a little help at this time." The next day we received an unexpected check for $1,200. That’s the way it happened — not once, but many times. No matter what you give, you’ll find you can never out give God.
Source: Night Light: A Devotional for Couples, By Dobson, James C.; Dobson, Shirley Published by Multnomah Pub (September 1, 2000), ISBN: 1576736741, http://isbn.nu/1576736741
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Interesting Product Warnings
On a fishing lure:
“Harmful if swallowed.”
On a 12-inch-high storage rack for compact discs:
“Do not use as a ladder.”
On a snow sled:
“Beware: Sled may develop high speed under certain snow conditions.”
On a bottle of drain cleaner:
“If you do not understand, or cannot read, all directions, cautions and warnings, do not use this product.”
From: Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch, http://mlaw.org
Source: The Oregonian, Copyright (c) January 13, 2004, http://www.oregonian.com/
Submitted by Barbara Henry
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An elderly gent was invited to his old friends' home for dinner one evening. He was impressed by the way his buddy preceded every request to his wife with endearing terms-calling her Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc. The couple had been married almost 70 years, and they were still very clearly in love.
While the wife was off in the kitchen, the man leaned over and said to his buddy, "I think it's wonderful that, after all the years you've been married, you still call your wife those loving pet names."
The old man hung his head. "I have to tell you the truth," he said, "I forgot her name about ten years ago."
Submitted by Lynda Walcker
Did you know . . . you may be wealthier than you think? Compare yourself
to the other 6 billion residents in the world.
Source: The Pocket Newsletter, Copyright ©1996-2004, All Rights Reserved, http://thepocket.com