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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 26, 2005
Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.
Source: Cybersalt Digest, http://www.cybersalt.org/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
When my mother was a little girl, the family homestead burned down and they lost almost everything. She still has a vivid memory of riding away from the gutted house in a horse-drawn wagon, her father, silent and inscrutable, sitting up front. The children looked to their mother to understand better how to deal with their loss.
My mother says she will never forget the expression on her mother's face. She was serene, smiling slightly, and appeared totally unshaken. She held a single rose in her hand - the only thing she had been able to rescue.
As the children watched, she lifted the flower to inhale its lovely fragrance. Then she allowed each child to sniff the delicate petals. No words were spoken. While the wagon carried them away from their devastated house, the children and their mother focused on the pristine beauty of a single red rose.
I used to think my grandmother had made a poor selection as she ran out of her burning house. Now that I am a mother and grandmother, I am astonished by the wisdom and faith of this remarkable woman. Very simply, she gave her children the essence of faith: to let go and let God in, for if we are quiet and listen, we will find Him speaking to us in even our most difficult times.
By Marion Bond West
Source: Guideposts Greetings, http://tinyurl.com/cw7t4
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Signs On Church Property
Free Trip to heaven. Details Inside!
Try our Sundays. They are better than Baskin-Robbins.
Searching for a new look? Have your faith lifted here!
An ad for St. Joseph's Episcopal Church has a picture of two hands holding stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments are inscribed & a headline that reads: "For fast, fast relief, take two tablets."
When the restaurant next to the Lutheran Church put out a big sign with red letters that said, "Open Sundays." The church reciprocated with its own message: "We are open on Sundays, too."
Have trouble sleeping? We have sermons -- come hear one!
A singing group called "The Resurrection" was scheduled to sing at a church. When a big snowstorm postponed the performance, the pastor fixed the outside sign to read, "The Resurrection is postponed."
People are like tea bags-you have to put them in hot water before you know how strong they are.
God so loved the world that he did not send a committee.
Come in and pray today. Beat the Christmas rush!
When down in the mouth, remember Jonah. He came out all right.
Sign broken. Message inside this Sunday.
Fight truth decay -- study the Bible daily.
How will you spend eternity -- Smoking or Nonsmoking?
Dusty Bibles lead to Dirty Lives.
Come work for the Lord. The work is hard, the hours are long and the pay is low. But the retirement benefits are out of this world.
It is unlikely there'll be a reduction in the wages of sin.
Do not wait for the hearse to take you to church.
Looking at the way some people live, they ought to obtain eternal fire insurance soon.
Forbidden fruit creates many jams.
Running low on faith? Stop in for a fill-up.
Source: Pulpit Supply, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
During a magazine and newspaper subscription drive, our son Philip, a paperboy, learned about good salesmanship.
His supervisor had instructed the kids to maintain a positive attitude, even when turned down. One potential customer told Philip, "I've got papers and magazines strewn all over the place -- I don't need any more."
Philip's reply? "Well, how about a subscription to Good Housekeeping?"
Contributed to "All In a Day's Work" by Philip O. Simonson
Source: Beliefnet Presents, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp
Fast forward 40 years
Ever wondered what you’ll look like in 20 or 30 years? If you’re brave, you can find out at today’s site.
You simply upload your picture. Then crop the picture and place markers over the mouth and eyes. You can age yourself as much as 40 years in 10-year increments.
Can you say crow’s feet? This simulation adds more wrinkles than I care to mention! You’ll also see your hairline migrate a bit. So, it’s not as sophisticated as age-progressing software on television shows. But you’ll still have fun with it.
If you’re a practical joker, try putting in a picture of a friend. You’re given the option of sending the picture to others.
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