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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 10, 2005
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

To understand is to forgive, even oneself. - Alexander Chase

Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/

~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:

A young couple asked a preacher who traveled as a Christian speaker how he coped with being a 'famous Christian.' They wanted to know if it was hard to avoid the sin of pride when he heard how people's lives had been changed or affected by things he had said somewhere.

So he said, "Right, here's a question for you. When your postman brings you a nice fat check or a letter from an old friend, how do you feel?"

"Good, of course," said the female half of the couple. Thinking of ways to spend money's always fun, and we really enjoy getting news from people we love."

"But," he said, "you don't chase down the road after your postman so you can throw your arms around him and thank him for the money and the letter?"

"Not as a rule!" she said.

"And why not?"

"Well, because his job is just to deliver them."

"But you are a little bit grateful to him---for doing his job, I mean?"

"Of course, yes."

"Well, that's all I ask," he told her humbly, "just a little gratitude for being a postman who does his best to deliver the right messages from God to the right people. That's all I do, you see."

Excerpt from the novel "Ghosts - The Story of a Reunion" by Adrian Plass (Zondervan)

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

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Book Titles and Authors:

Animal Illnesses............. Ann Thrax
French Overpopulation...Francis Crowded
Fallen Underwear ..........Lucy Lastic
Downpour! ...................Wayne Dwops
Cloning .........................Ima Dubble
Irish Flooring .................Lynn O'Leum
I Lived in Detroit ...........Helen Earth
Inflammation, Please ......Arthur It is
Handel's Messiah ..........Ollie Luyah
House Construction .......Bill Jerome
Home Unemployed ..................Anita Job
Holmes Does it Again.....Scott Linyard
Home Alone IV .............Eddie Buddyhome
Lewis Carroll ................Alison Wonderland
Leo Tolstoy ..................Warren Peace
The L. A. Lakers Breakfast ...Kareem O' Wheat
Neither a Borrower ........Nora Lender Bee
The French Chef ............Sue Flay
Tight Situation ................Leah Tard
The Scent of a Man ........Jim Nasium
Why Cars Stop ..............M. T. Tank
Wind in the Willows ........Russell Ingleaves
Look Younger ................Fay Slift
Mountain Climbing .........Andover Hand
It's Springtime! ...............Theresa Green
No! ................................Kurt Reply

Source: Monday Fodder mailto:dgaufaaa@iohk.com?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder
http://www.fishermansnet.com/monday-fodder/

~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:

At the electronics company where I used to work, our sales representative was showing prospective customers around the plant. As he led the group into the test department, a circuit board suddenly flew across the room, thrown by a quick-tempered technician frustrated in his attempts to repair it. The board crashed off a wall and landed right at our visitors' feet. Our sales rep calmly continued his pitch: "As you can see, all our products are fully shock- and vibration-tested before leaving the factory."

Contributed to "All In a Day's Work" by Donald Blauth

Source: Beliefnet Presents, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Cristina von Lindenberg was tired of seeing graffiti on the wall of Miami's Allapattah YMCA, where she was executive director. She asked artists to create murals on neighborhood walls, and then got kids from the Y to join in. Busy brushes gave way to more beautification: cleaning streets and planting trees. The graffiti disappeared and break-ins stopped. "I knew the teenagers who helped paint the walls weren't going to touch them," von Lindenberg says. "They were going to protect them."

By ANA Veciana-Suarez in The Miami Herald

Source: Copyright June 2002, The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved., http://www.readersdigest.com/


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