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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 7, 2006
“Learn to say, No; it will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.” - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) March 9, 1888, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
James Calvert (1813-1892) was a zealous missionary to cannibals on the Fiji Islands. His faithful work bore fruit in the lives of those accustomed to taking the life of others. Years later an English earl visited the Fiji Islands and was critical of a chief’s conversion to Christianity. "You’re a great leader but it’s a pity you’ve been taken in by those foreign missionaries. No one believes the Bible anymore. People are tired of the threadbare story of Christ dying on a cross for the sins of mankind. They know better now. I’m sorry you’ve been so foolish as to accept their story."
The old chief responded with a gleam in his eyes, "See that great rock overt there? On it we smashed the heads of our victims. Notice the furnace next to it. In that oven we formerly roasted the bodies of our enemies. If it hadn’t been for those good missionaries and the love of Jesus that changed us from Cannibals into Christians, you’d never leave this place! You’d better thank the Lord for the gospel; otherwise we’d already be feasting on you. If it weren’t for the Bible and its salvation message, you’d now be our supper!"
From: (quoted in Autoillustrator.com , "SPIRITUAL GRATITUDE" from, Kindred Spirit, Volume 16, Number 1, p. 6)
Source: SermonCentral Weekly Newsletter,
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Strange Headlines & News Bloopers
The Door is the Window to the Home.
Air Force to Get New Uniforms: A New Camouflage Really Stands Out.
We're offering the best hearing aid money can buy at unheard of low prices.
Weather Conditions to Determine When Rain Will Stop.
Man minus Ear Waives Hearing.
Lawmakers Back Train Through Iowa.
Source: Daily Funnies, http://zinester.com/mpb/ml_fs.cgi?topic=25438
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A friend's daughter received an adorable airport play set as a gift. Since some assembly - which was actually a lot of assembly - was required, her father spent much of the evening putting together the plane, control tower, runway, the little baggage chute, and arranging all the pieces into a teeny air hub.
As he was nearly finished, his wife noticed he was frantically digging through the box and all of the packing materials.
"What's wrong, honey?" she asked.
"You are not going to believe this," he replied, "but the one piece missing ... is the luggage!"
Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/
Police officers have been forced to learn Dutch - because three dogs they have recruited do not respond to English.
Three Avon and Somerset officers travelled to Holland to select the dogs, after struggling to find good quality animals in the UK.
But there was a communication problem so dog handlers at the force's dog section in Bower Ashton, Bristol have had to adapt.
The handlers which look after the Dutch dogs - two German Shepherds and a Malinoi - are now able to fluently speak the Dutch commands.
The canines had already been trained as police dogs in their homeland.
Sergeant Hardy Hussain said: "The recruitment of The Professor, Amigo and Dutch goes to show that we will go to any length to ensure we take on dogs that are of the highest calibre."
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com