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WITandWISDOM(tm) – July 5, 2006
"The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly." - Corra Harris
"Courage is fear that has said its prayers." - Dorothy Bernard
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear." - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A well-known preacher was about to go to bed one night when there came a knock on the front door. When he opened the door he found a little girl standing there, drenched with rain. As he stood looking into her thin, haggard little face, she asked anxiously, "Are you the preacher?" "Yes, I am," he replied. "Well, won't you come down and get my mother in?"
The preacher looked down at her and said, "My dear, it is hardly proper for me to come and get your mother in. If she is drunk, you should get a policeman. He is dressed for this stormy weather."
"Oh, sir," she replied. "You don't understand! My mother isn't drunk. She's at home dying, and she's afraid to die. She wants to go to Heaven, but doesn't know how. I told her I would find a preacher to get her in. Come quick, sir! She's dying!"
So the preacher agreed to go. The little girl led him through the night into a slum district, to an old house, up a rickety stairway, down a dark hall, and finally into a room where the dying woman lay.
"I've got the preacher for you, Mother. He's here. You just tell him what you want, and do what he tells you, and he'll get you in!"
The poor woman raised her feeble voice and asked, "Can you do anything for a sinner like me? My life has been lived in sin, and now that I'm dying I know that I'm going to Hell. But I don't want to go there; I want to go to Heaven. What can I do?"
By his own admission, the great preacher stood there looking into that woman's face and thought, "What can I tell her? I have been preaching salvation by reformation, but this poor soul has gone too far to reform. I have been preaching salvation by character, but she hasn't any. I've been proclaiming salvation by 'ethical culture'-but she wouldn't know what the words mean-and besides, she hasn't time for that."
Then it came to him, "Why not tell her what your mother used to tell you as a boy? She's dying, and it can't hurt her even if it doesn't do her any good."
So, bending down toward her the preacher began-"My dear woman, God is very gracious and kind, and His Book, the Bible, says, "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
"Oh," exclaimed the dying woman, "does it say that in the Bible? My! That ought to get me in. But sir! My sins, my sin!"
It was amazing the way the verses came back to him. "My dear woman," he continued, "the Bible says that 'the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin..' "
"All sin, did you say?" she asked earnestly. "Does it really say, all sin?
That ought to get me in!"
"Yes," he replied, kneeling down beside her. It says all sin. The Bible also says, 'This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief."
"Well," she said, "if the chief got in, I can come. Pray for me, sir!"
With that the preacher prayed with that poor woman, and she got in. And in the process, he confessed, "While she was getting in, I myself got in. We two sinners, a dying woman and a preacher, were saved together in that little room that night."
Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2004 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.timothyreport.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Words That Really Should Exist From A to Z
Abracadabbler: an amateur magician.
Badaptation: a bad movie version of a good book.
Carbage: the trash found in your automobile.
Dadicated: being the best father you can be.
Ecrastinate: checking your e-mail just one more time.
Faddict: someone who has to try every new trend that comes along.
Gabberflasted: the state of being speechless due to someone else talking too much.
Hackchoo: when you sneeze and cough at the same time.
Iceburg: an uppity, snobbish neighborhood.
Jobsolete: a position within a company that no longer exists.
Knewlyweds: second marriage for both.
Lamplify: turning on (or up) the lights within a room.
Mandals: sandals for men.
Nagivator: someone who constantly assists with driving directions in an overly-critical manner.
Obliment: an obligatory compliment.
Pestariffic: adjective describing a particularly pesty person.
Qcumbersome: a salad that contains too many cucumbers.
Ramdumbtious: a rowdy, energetic person who's not too bright.
Sanktuary: a graveyard for ships.
Testimoney: fees paid to expert witnesses.
Unbrella: an umbrella that the wind has turned inside-out.
Vehiculized: you own a vehicle.
Wackajacky: very messed up.
Xerocks: two identical pieces of stone.
Yawnese: the language of someone trying to speak while yawning.
Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A company held a contest for kids with the theme: "The nicest thing My Father Ever Did For Me." One kid answered "He married my mother."
Source: Clean Hewmor, mailto:email@example.com
ANGELS CAMP, Calif. (UPI – June ‘06) -- Claussen's Cruzor jumped its way to the championship of the Calaveras County (Calif.) Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee.
Classen's Cruzor hopped 19 feet, 7 3/4 inches to make owner Mike Nash $750 richer, the Modesto (Calif.) Bee reported.
Nash beat Calaveras Frog Jockies teammate Jon Kitchell, whose bullfrog Whipper jumped 18 feet, 6 3/4 inches to pick up a $350 check, the Bee said. Kitchell won last year's competition
Neither frog came close to the 20-year-old record hop of more than 21 feet set by Rosie the Ribiter. The annual frog competition was inspired by Mark Twain in his short story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."
Copyright 2006 by United Press International
Source: ArcaMax - Trivia, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44