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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 3, 2006
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task, which more than anything else will affect its successful outcome. - William James
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://users.adelphia.net/~mrs.carol
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
I am a 50+ oldster with many health problems, and although I have served the Lord for many years - 34 in fact, I had gotten to the point that I felt like I no longer could do anything for the Lord, because of it all.
One day I was driving along the freeway in San Antonio on one of the heaviest traffic sections, and prayed as I drove... the thing I was telling the Lord was I felt all used up, and no longer useful to Him, and so, since I felt ready to go home, it would be a service to me if He would call me home.
Just about that time, I saw my exit, and didn't want to pass it, so I steered my car to get onto the off ramp... full speed ahead. When I turned I realized there were cars in front of me, so to avoid hitting them, I turned the wheel slightly, to go to the shoulder of the ramp. Instead, my car spun around a couple of times, and I thought I'd end up on the little grassy section beyond the shoulder. To my surprise, my car went past the grass and headed OFF a 20 foot cement ditch... in slow motion. Instead of screaming and panicking, I shut my eyes, and calmly said... okay Lord, HERE I COME... figuring for sure I'd be dead.
When I opened my eyes again, I was at the bottom of the ditch, upright, and the first thing that came to my mind was... I GUESS GOD STILL HAS SOMETHING FOR ME TO DO.... and I was so elated that God could still use me that I didn't even think of the fall into the ditch.
A few moments passed and several policemen showed up (about 12 off and on)...and each one of them, after asking about my welfare, said something to the effect of .. lady, it's a miracle you're still alive....I've never seen a car fall that distance, and the people in it not be dead or terribly mangled.
To show God's incredible power, not only am I alive, but, I suffered NOT one bruise. And as for my car... well... as I drove away from the accident, in my car, I thanked God that it also had NOT suffered even a SCRATCH. Praise the Lord.... glory to His name. The Bible says He will give His angels charge over us, and so He did that day, and is still even unto this day... and I THANK GOD for all His mercies.
Berni Anderson mailto:BelieverInBible@aol.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Things Women Want to Hear, but Usually Donít
Part 1 of 2 [Jan 3, 13]
Wow, I just don't know what to do with this money we won in the lottery, so why don't you take it to the mall and see if you can find something to buy with it.
Hey, how about inviting your mother to spend the summer with us.
Oh, go ahead and eat that third piece of chocolate cream pie. If it's one thing I hate it's skinny women.
What luck, they had a special rental rate at the video store on romance movies.
You know, that Pam Anderson just doesn't seem to have the brain power that I find so attractive in a woman.
What a break, I won a prize on the radio station.... tickets to either the super bowl or the opening of the New York Ballet. I got first choice so pack your bags for New York, we get to go to the ballet!!!
Who wants to play golf when I can get to see how good the lawn looks when it's freshly mowed.
Shoot, there's nothing on TV but football games. Let's go furniture shopping.
Man I tell you, nothing feels better than getting all spruced up in a suit and tie.
Source: ArcaMax - Jokes, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
My wife came downstairs to my office where I was working and asked if I'd seen the cat. I hadn't, but since I was working in the garage earlier and she hadn't seen it since then, she swore I must have let it get out.
We never let the cat outside because my wife is afraid it will get hurt or lost. I was pretty sure I didn't let the cat out, but I couldn't find it either.
She was getting madder at me by the minute as she convinced herself it was all my doing, so I jumped in the car and drove around looking for the darn thing...in a heavy snowstorm...for over 2 hours.
She was sure she'd never see the cat again by now, and I was in the doghouse. It wasn't until she went to bed that she heard a faint meow. It seems my wife shut the cat in the bathroom closet when she got out a towel to take a shower.
Source: Internet Tutor, http://www.gophercentral.com/sub/sub-tutor.html
Baby 'waits' for Christmas delivery
A woman born on Christmas Day gave birth on Christmas Day.
Aimee Harrison from South Whinfell, Cumbria gave birth to 8lb 14oz daughter Abbie-Jane 11 days late.
According to the Mirror Aimee said: "It was getting past a joke - she was obviously holding on."
Aimee, who has a twin brother, added: "We always had to wait until February for our birthday party. I suppose it'll be the same for Abbie."
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com