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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 24, 2006
"To adjust to changing times, follow unchanging principles." - Chris Long
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Nathan Williams told of two men who had been business partners for over twenty years. They met one Sunday morning as they were leaving a restaurant.
One of them asked, "Where are you going this morning?" "I'm going to play golf. What about you?" The first man responded rather apologetically, "I'm going to church." The other man said, "Why don't you give up that church stuff?" The man asked, "What do you mean?" "Well, we have been partners for twenty years. We have worked together, attended board meetings together, and had lunch together, and all of these twenty years you have never asked me about going to church. You have never invited me to go with you. Obviously, it doesn't mean that much to you."
John A. Stroman, God's Downward Mobility, CSS Publishing Company.
Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersaltlists.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Sign at a propane filling station: "Thank heaven for little grills."
On the church questionnaire, the elderly lady filled out all but at the address when it came to 'zip,' she wrote, 'Normal for my age.'
A chrysanthemum by any other name would be much easier to spell.
Why is it that whenever we bounce a check, the bank will charge us more of what they already know we don't have?
Ever notice how kids learn to drive a car in no time, but cannot understand the workings of the lawn mower, snow blower, or vacuum cleaner?
In 2006 someone will figure out that the National Debt has gotten so huge that no one can even pronounce the number. It will then be paid off with a 3.9% Visa Card.
Source: Daily Funnies, http://zinester.com/mpb/ml_fs.cgi?topic=25438
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
On admission to the nursing home where I worked, each new resident was interviewed by a social worker. During one session, an alert, twinkling-eyed, 96-year-old man was asked, "Did you have a happy childhood?" "So far, so good!" he replied.
Contributed to "All In a Day's Work" by Ann Antoci
Source: Beliefnet Presents, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp
Mathematics: What Does It Mean To Be 100% from a strictly mathematical viewpoint?
What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been in situations where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 101%? What equals 100% in life?
Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:
If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R ST U V W X Y Z Is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.
Then: H-A-R-D-W-O-R- K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
and K-N-O-W-L-E-! D-G-E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
AND, look how far the love of God will take you L-O-V-E-O-F-G-O-D
12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%
Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that: While Hard work and
Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it's the Love of God that
will put you over the top!
Source: Monday Fodder