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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 31, 2006
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. - G. C. Lichtenberg
Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day, mailto:email@example.com?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A muscular offensive lineman from the Florida State University football team was distributing Christian literature at an event sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ. A younger, slightly built student perused one of the Christian brochures, looked squarely into the football player's face, and spit at him. "That's what I think of your Jesus!" he said.
The natural response for the lineman would have been a massive cross-body block. But this new Christian had been taught that he might receive persecution when standing up for Christ. The Holy Spirit enabled him to respond in love. Pulling out his handkerchief, he said, "I want you to know that Jesus can wipe away your sins just as easily as I wipe this spit from my face." He quietly walked away, avoiding an ugly confrontation, and also attracting an unlikely individual into the kingdom of God.
More than the brochure, the love of Christ embodied in the football player's humility and gentleness delivered a convincing message. One year later, both men were serving in Christian ministry together.
Obstacles become opportunities when we see persecution as a unique privilege.
By John Hutchison in Thinking Right When Things Go Wrong
Adapted from Thinking Right When Things Go Wrong (Kregel, 2005).
Copyright © 2006 by the author or Christianity Today International/Men of Integrity magazine. - July/August 2006, Vol. 9, No. 4
Source: Men of Integrity, http://tinyurl.com/jsmyw
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
The Lost Dr. Seuss Poem
I Love My Job!
I love my job, I love the pay!
I love it more and more each day.
I love my boss, he is the best!
I love his boss and all the rest.
I love my office and its location, I hate to have to go on vacation.
I love my furniture, drab and grey, and piles of paper that grow each day!
I think my job is really swell, there’s nothing else I love so well.
I love to work among my peers, I love their leers, and jeers, and sneers.
I love my computer and its software;
I hug it often though it won’t care. I love each program and every file.
I’d love them more if they worked a while.
I’m happy to be here. I am, I am.
I’m the happiest slave of the firm, I am.
I love this work, I love these chores.
I love the meetings with deadly bores.
I love my job – I’ll say it again – I even love those friendly men.
Those friendly men who’ve come today,
In clean white coats to take me away!!!
Submitted by Lucille Baker
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
If you suffered from kleptomania, should you take something for it?
Submitted by B. B.
Next time you come home for the night and you go to put your keys away, think of this:
It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation.
Start keeping your car keys next to your bed on the night stand at night.
If you think someone is trying to get into your house, or if you hear a noise outside your house, just press the panic alarm on your car key chain. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key-fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage (unless your car, like one of ours, is too old to have such). Even though you may live in the country, someone might hear and investigate.
If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar or rapist won't stick around ... after a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and the criminal won't want that.
Try yours to make sure it works before you rely on it. Just know that you must press the alarm button again to turn it off.
And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there.
(I have discovered that if I touch the transmitter on the key chain under my chin as I press a button it will transmit up to twice as far. Apparently our body works like an antenna. – Richard Wimer)
Submitted by Neil Miller