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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 12, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune. - Richard Whately

Source: Quote Lady's Quote of the Day, mailto:quote-a-day-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:

There is a story about Tony Campolo, who was asked to preach at a national women's organization. The theme of the gathering was the need to help in some way that is unique to women.

The chairperson ended her speech with an admonition that their group needed to raise $5,000 "today" in the offering for this cause. As she gave up the podium to Tony Campolo, she asked him to pray that God would meet the $5,000 need in the offering. Tony came to the podium and declared that he would not pray for God to meet the need.

Instead, he pulled out his wallet, took out every bill he had and placed it in the offering. He said, "God is not going to do by a miracle, what He has empowered us to do by our own hands."

With that, Tony turned to the chair-lady and said, "Now it's your turn. Take out your wallet and place your money in the offering plate." With some hesitation, (but what could she do but comply?!), she put a large wad of bills in the offering.

He then looked to the audience and said, "Now it's your turn. Take out your wallet and place your money in the offering plate." They did. And in just a few moments they learned they had raised $7,000 for that urgent need!

Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2004 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.timothyreport.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

It is time to quit Golf If . . .

You can remember for a week the one good shot you had in the round.

The ball retriever is the most often used piece of equipment in your bag.

You and your group have rules for Mulligans.
(Mulligan: a shot that, against the rules, a golfer allows an opponent to take again)

You leave the pin in when you are on the fringe 8 feet from the pin in the hope it will stop your ball.

The starter leaves a one hour gap after your tee off time.

When you call fore on a par three, and everyone runs to the green for safety.
(Fore: shouted to warn people that you are hitting a golf ball in their direction)

The club has named a pond in front of the green after you.

Source: Colorado Comments, http://coloradocomments.com/

~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight. - Phyllis Diller

Source: Best Quote of the Day, mailto:bestquote-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The world's tallest and fastest roller coaster serves up pure adrenaline.

Though its cars are made to look like roaring dragsters, the newest roller coaster at Cedar
Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, feels more like a space launch than a drag race. The $25 million steel coaster is the world's tallest and fastest, reaching speeds of 120 mph within 4 seconds. A hydraulic acceleration system, only the second to appear in a coaster, catapults riders to nearly 420 feet and propels cars as fast on the way up as on the way down. In all, it only takes about 30 seconds to run the 2,800-foot-long track - but
we guarantee you'll feel like you've been somewhere.

For a picture visit:

http://www.popsci.com/popsci/bown/2003/article/0,18881,536728,00.html

Source: Popular Science, Copyright December 2003, http://popsci.com

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