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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 25, 2006
If He (God) has given us one marvelous gift, it is that He does not permit us to know the future. It would be unbearable.
Submitted by Andrew
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Robert Morrison, the noted missionary from China, wrote to friends in England, asking for an assistant.
In response a young man from the country came and offered himself. He was an earnest Christian, but was rough and unpolished. He was introduced to the gentlemen of the board, and had a long talk with them. They then asked him to call again in an hour or two, and they would give him an answer. In talking the matter over after he was gone, they came to the conclusion that this young man would not do to go as a helper to Dr. Morrison.
Finally they said to Dr. Phillips, one of their members, “Doctor, you see the young man when he calls again, and tell him that we do not think him fit to be a missionary; but that if he would like to go out as a servant to the missionary we will send him.” The doctor did not much like to do this, but he did it. He told the young man just what the board said.
Now, many a young man would have been angry on hearing this, but this young man did not feel or act so. After hearing what the doctor said, his answer was: “Well, sir, if the gentlemen don’t think me fit to be a missionary, I will go as a servant. I am willing to be a hewer of wood or a drawer of water, or do anything to help on the cause of my heavenly Master.”
He was sent out as a servant; but he soon got to be a missionary, and turned out to be Dr. Milne, one of the best missionaries that ever went to that country.
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) March 12, 1912, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Wise Advice From Kids
"Medicine only works if it's cherry flavored." - Elissa, 9
"Good food always comes with a toy." - Ryan, 6
"Just because your dog drinks from the toilet, doesn't mean you should." -Joaquim, 7
"Don't dry the dog in the microwave." - Brittany, 5
"If mommy says no, then you should ask daddy." - Daniel, 7
"You can't eat soup with a fork." - Mel, 4
"Don't pick your nose when you're finger-painting." -Xiang, 8
"Never ask mom when she's going to go on a diet." -Bob, 11
Submitted by B. B.
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"Cash, check or charge?" I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse. "So, do you always carry your TV remote?" I asked. "No," she replied, " but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally."
Submitted by Karan
Alesha Johnson was among 25 children at a nursery who each launched a message in a bottle last July.
She drew a picture of a smiley face with her name and included a sticker with the nursery's address inside the bottle.
A ten-year-old boy called Bob found the bottle six months later in a boatyard near Perth 9,000 miles away, reports The Sun.
He made a copy of Alesha's original note and returned it to Time For Nursery in Heysham. He also wrote a letter to Alesha.
Her mum Sonia Matthews, 27, of Heysham, Lancs, said: "We went down to Morecambe Bay and she could barely throw the cola bottle beyond her feet.
"I just assumed it would be washed straight back and forgot all about it. But then the nursery called us to say it had made it all the way to Australia. I couldn't believe it."
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com