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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 8, 2006
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Faith is the conviction that God knows more than we do about this life and He will get us through it. - Max Lucado

Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day, mailto:molly.rhea@gmail.com?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day

~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:

Author and speaker Brennan Manning came up with a slogan. The slogan is, "I am the one Jesus loves." It sounds a little arrogant doesn't it? But he is actually quoting Scripture. Jesus' closest friend on earth, the disciple named John, is identified in the Gospels as "the one Jesus loved." Manning said, "If John were to be asked, 'What is your primary identity in life?' he would not reply, 'I am a disciple, an apostle, an evangelist, an author of one of the four Gospels,' but rather, 'I am the one Jesus loves.'"

What would it mean, I ask myself, if I too came to the place where I saw my primary identity in life as "the one Jesus loves"? How differently would I view myself at the end of a day?

Sociologists have a theory of the looking-glass self: you become what the most important person in your life (wife, father, boss, etc.) thinks you are. How would my life change if I truly believed the Bible's astounding words about God's love for me, if I looked in the mirror and saw what God sees?

Brennan Manning tells the story of an Irish priest who, on a walking tour of a rural parish, sees an old peasant kneeling by the side of the road, praying. Impressed, the priest says to the man, "You must be very close to God." The peasant looks up from his prayers, thinks a moment, and then smiles, "Yes, he's very fond of me."

Brett Blair, www.eSermons.com Adapted from Phillip Yancey, What's So Amazing about Grace? [pp. 68-69]

Source: Illustrations, http://www.cybersaltlists.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A Florida Blessing

Bless this house, oh Lord, we cry.
Please keep it cool in mid-July.

Bless the walls where termites dine,
while ants and roaches march in time.

Bless our yard where spiders pass
fire ant castles in the grass.

Bless the garage, a home to please
carpenter beetles, ticks and fleas.

Bless the love bugs, two by two,
the gnats and mosquitoes that feed on you.

Millions of creatures that fly or crawl,
in Florida, Lord, we've got them all!!

But this is home, and here we'll stay,
So thank you Lord, for insect spray.

Submitted by Anita Bryant

~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:

My friend's husband is always telling her that housekeeping would be a snap if only she would organize her time better. Recently he had a chance to put his theory into practice while his wife was away.

When I popped in one evening to see how he was managing, he crowed, "I made a cake, frosted it, washed the kitchen windows, cleaned all the cupboards, scrubbed the kitchen floor, walls and ceiling and even had a bath."

I was about to concede that perhaps he was a better manager than his wife, when he added sheepishly, "When I was making the chocolate frosting, I forgot to turn off the mixer before taking the beaters out of the bowl, so I had to do all the rest."

Source: Smile a Day Newsletter (c), http://www.net153.com/best.htm

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Viewing E-mails Type Size

As you read an e-mail in Outlook you can change the size of the type with your mouse if you have a wheel between your left and right mouse click buttons. If you hold down the Ctrl key on your key board and turn the small wheel in the middle of your mouse, the print size will change - it will either get larger or smaller - depending on which way you turn the wheel.

Submitted by Richard Hoover


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