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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 28, 2006
"Fear imprisons, Faith liberates;
Fear paralyzes, Faith empowers;
Fear disheartens, Faith encourages;
Fear sickens, Faith heals;
Fear makes useless, Faith makes serviceable;
And most of all,
Fear puts hopelessness at the heart of life,
while Faith rejoices in it's God."
- Henry Emerson Fosdick
Source: Chapnotes, mailto:ChapnotesMail@aol.com?Subject=Subscribe
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A little girl was playing with her doll while her mother was writing. After a while the mother called the child to her, and took her on her lap. The little one said: "I am so glad; I wanted to love you so much mamma!"
"Did you, darling?" the mother said, clasping the child tenderly. "I am so glad my daughter loves me so; but were you lonely while I wrote? You and dolly seemed to be having a happy time together."
"Yes, mamma; but I got tired of loving her."
"And why?" questioned the mother.
"Oh, because she never loves me back."
"And that is why you love me?"
"That is one why, mamma; but not the first one or the best."
"And what is the first one and the best?"
"Why, mamma, don't you guess?" and the blue eyes were very bright and earnest. "It's because you loved me when I was too little to love back; that's why I love you so!"
Thus, like the little girl in the story, we love because we have first been loved.
By Donald Haynes
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) April 6, 1937, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
My father was extremely nervous about his first funeral service as a Navy chaplain, but the undertaker assured him that he would prompt him. All went well until, at the close, the undertaker whispered to him to instruct the family to come up and view the body.
"Will the family now come forward and pass around the bier," said my father. He cringed inwardly when he heard his own words.
Later, as my father was leaving, he overheard two of the cemetery workers talking. "I didn't get any beer," one said. "Did you?"
"You heard the chaplain," the other replied. "It was just for the family."
Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Mary Edel Denman
Source: America In Uniform, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
While working as a driving instructor, my father described to one of his female students how to change a tire. On their next lesson together, the female student said, "I really know about changing a flat tire now."
"Really? What happened?" Dad asked.
"Well, I wasn't sure I remembered everything you told me, so when I got home I let the air out of one of my husband's tires and just watched what he did."
Submitted by Lorraine
LONDON (Reuters) - If you want to keep the weight down, switch to a meat-free diet, scientists said on Tuesday.
Researchers who studied the eating habits of 22,000 people over five years, including meat eaters and vegetarians, found they all put on a few kilos but meat eaters who changed to a vegetarian or vegan diet gained the least.
"Contrary to current popular views that a diet low in carbohydrates and high in protein keeps weight down, we found that the lowest weight gain came in people with high intake of carbohydrates and low intake of protein," said Professor Tim Key.
The research compared weight gain among meat eaters, fish eaters, vegetarians and vegans -- who eat no animal products -- and is published in the International Journal of Obesity.
By Patricia Reaney
Source: Reuters, http://reuters.com