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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 28, 2005
"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning." - Bill Gates
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Years ago when few white men traveled in Africa, an explorer was attacked by hostile Africans. They drove off his carriers, robbed him, and left him alone without food or equipment. Hurt and discouraged, the man lay helpless beside the trail, completely lost. Utterly hopeless, he decided to wait till death came to him.
Suddenly he noticed a beautiful flower growing beside his head. Because he loved nature, his interest was awakened. He studied its exquisite color and form for a long time. Gradually that flower brought him a message. He remembered Jesus' words, "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin." The Holy Spirit seemed to be speaking to him through that frail flower and saying that God was near and cared, that there was hope. As he began to relax, he seemed to feel the arms of Jesus lifting him up, strengthening him. He heard the message the Spirit brought saying he was not facing death, but life. The weary man dragged himself to his feet, and slowly pushed down the trail. New hope seemed to give strength to his wobbly legs as he pressed on, knowing that a power outside of himself was in control.
About two miles down the trail he came to a village. The Africans were friendly. Seeing he was alone and injured, they guided him to European settlers who gave him good care until
he was well and able to return to explore the unknown.
Source: Stop, Look and Listen by Eileen E. and Jay H. Lantry, Copyright(c)1976 by Review and Herald Publishing Association, LCCN 75-32229
Submitted by Mary Thayne
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATH
This is pretty neat.
DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!
It takes less than a minute....... Work this out as you read.
Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out! This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun.
1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate. (more than once but less than 10)
2. Multiply this number by 2 (Just to be bold)
3. Add 5. (for Sunday)
4.. Multiply it by 50 I'll wait while you get the calculator................
5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1755....
If you haven't, add 1754 ....
6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.
You should have a three digit number
The first digit of this was your original number (i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).
The next two numbers are ........
YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)
This is the only year (2005) this formula will work.
Submitted by Gary
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
When my mother was called for jury duty, she felt confident of her ability to answer the questions asked of prospective jurors.
As a young attorney, I had filled her in on what to expect.
Asked about the occupations of family members, Mom answered, "My son is a lawyer."
As a follow-up, she was asked if she had ever used the services of an attorney.
"Only to mow my lawn."
Source: Laugh & Lift, http://www.premiumhealth.com/laughlift/
Imagine a funeral. The preacher's giving the eulogy. And suddenly, the "guest of honor" pops up out of the coffin!
It really happened. Talayi George Sogcwe of South Africa decided to fake his death as a test.
"I wanted to know what people say about me when I'm dead," he said. "I'm satisfied they spoke the truth about me and not lies."
George says he's gonna keep the coffin for his real funeral ... which may be held sooner than he thinks, if he keeps pulling stunts like this!
Source: Pulpit Supply, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org