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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 31, 2006
Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. - Hubert Humphrey
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
God, Make Things Down Here Like They are Up There
There is no place where God's presence cannot break into you. I was in the Department of Motor Vehicles two weeks ago. David asked once, "Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?" If I had to take a stab at that one, I 'd guess the DMV.
I was standing in line, resenting the glacial-like pace at which everything was moving (or rather, not moving), caught up in how my little kingdom was being inconvenienced. The elderly woman in front of me was taking forever. Then the prayer came to me: "God, make things down here like they are up there." And the thought occurred to me, I could go over and see if l can help that woman. It turned out she was all alone and extremely anxious and having a hard time communicating with the man behind the desk, who could not speak English well. I spent perhaps five minutes with her. It was a tiny kindness; someone less preoccupied than I wouldn't have required a divine push at all. But for a few moments I got to help the kingdom of love be present to someone who needed it. For a few moments, the kingdom broke into the DMV.
Ortberg, John. God is Closer Than You Think. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005, p. 180 -181, http://isbn.nu/0310253497
Source: Illustrator, http://www.answers2prayer.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Things Not to Say on a Date
By Greg Bulmash © 1996
"I really don't like this restaurant that much, but I wanted to use this 2-for-1 coupon before it expired."
"I used to come here all the time with my ex."
"I never said you NEED a nose job. I just said it wouldn't hurt to consider it."
"Could you excuse me? My cat gets lonely if he doesn't hear my voice on the answering machine every hour."
"I really feel that I've grown in the past few years. Used to be, I wouldn't have given someone like you a second look."
"I know you said you don't eat anything with a face. But a good butcher will cut that part off for you if you ask."
"It's been tough, but I've come to accept that most people I date just won't be as smart as I am."
By Greg Bulmash, © Copyright 1996 from his humor column.
Greg Bulmash’s website: http://www.bulmash.com
Greg Bulmash’s blog site: http://www.brainhandles.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
I stay away from the miserable people, because misery loves company. Just look at a fly strip. You never see a fly stuck there saying, "Go around! Go around!" - Margaret Smith
Submitted by cutie pa2ti
We were sitting out back when the gas man, obviously annoyed, arrived to check our meter. We asked him what was wrong, and he told us that the previous day he had gone to a neighbor's house to read the meter. Since no one was home, he had let himself into their backyard. As he stepped through the gate, a large, vicious- looking Rottweiler had chased him off. He left a note in their mailbox saying he'd return the next day and asking the owners to tie the dog up. And they had--to the gas meter!
Submitted by Lorraine