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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 22, 2006
"Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do the listening." - Larry King
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
For several years, John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist church, doubted his own conversion even while he worked tirelessly as a pastor. One day he boarded a ship to cross the Atlantic along with a number of Moravian Christians. En route, they encountered a terrible storm. All hands were on deck as the vessel reeled violently on the dark ocean waves. Water was rushing in, and the sails were ripping; yet these Moravian families stood peacefully on deck, singing hymns.
Wesley, who was clinging, terrified, to the side of the ship, asked, "Aren't you afraid?"
One of the men replied, "No, I'm not afraid."
"Well," asked a perplexed Wesley, "aren't the women and the children afraid?"
The man said, "No, we're not afraid to die. Our lives are in God's hands."
At that point, Wesley became convicted that he didn't really have faith in God. Not long after, the Prince of Peace converted his heart. Later, Wesley wrote, "He that fears God, fears nothing else. If you do not fear God, you fear everything else."
By Doug Batchelor in Broken Chains (Pacific Press 2004)
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
With Thanks To Ogden Nash
I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree;
Indeed, unless the billboards fall
I'll never see a tree at all
A panther looks like a leopard,
Except it hasn't been peppered.
Should you behold a panther crouch,
Prepare to say ouch,
Better yet, if called by a panther,
To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong admit it,
Whenever you're right, shut up.
Indoors or out, no one relaxes
In March, that month of wind and taxes,
The wind will presently disappear,
The taxes last us all the year.
The cow is of the bovine ilk:
One end is moo, the other, milk.
Resourced from around the Web by Mark Raymond
Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
After the summer break, our school computer system received some upgrades, including changing from 15 to 19-inch monitors. However, the system still had some bugs. One morning a colleague was using one of the computers when the principal walked by and asked how she liked the new monitor. "It's great," she replied. "The error messages are much clearer."
Submitted by Lorraine
A Manchester man has been reunited with his brother - 82 years after being told he had died in an accident.
Fred Fox was five when single mum Lena told him 18-month-old Norman had died after fracturing his skull falling out of bed.
In fact little Norman was alive and well - but had been taken into care, says the Daily Mirror.
The amazing truth unfolded when Fred's daughter Helen Brunton decided to research the family tree.
Within an hour on the computer she had traced Norman - who had been trying for years to get back in touch.
Fred, 87, who now lives in Salford, Manchester, wept as he hugged his long-lost brother after traveling to his home in Harwich, Essex.
He said: "It was very emotional. We'll never lose touch again."
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com