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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 27, 2007
If we take care of the minutes, the years will take care of themselves. - Benjamin Franklin
Source: Leader Links, http://www.leaderlinks.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Some time ago an 18-year-old girl from Washington state attended a worship service. For the first time in her life she heard the gospel message. The following Tuesday the members of the church received a letter from her. It read:
Dear Church members:
Last Sunday I attended your church, and I heard the preacher. In the sermon the preacher said that all men have sinned and rebelled against God. Because of their rebellion and disobedience they all face eternal damnation and separation from God.
But then he also said God loved men and sent his Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to redeem men from their sins and that all those who believe in him would go to heaven and live with God eternally.
My parents recently died in rapid succession. I know they did not believe in Jesus Christ, whom you call the Savior of the world. If what you believe is true, they are damned.
You compel me to believe that either the message is true, that you yourselves donít believe this message, or that you donít care. You see, we live only three blocks from your church, and no one ever told us.
Source: SermonCentral Weekly Newsletter,
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
I Never Met A Metaphor I Didn't Like - Apparently this is a collection of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays...
Part 2 of 2 [September 21, 27]
Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.
John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant, and she was the East River.
Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.
Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.
The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.
He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.
It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.
Submitted by Orvie Jensen
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick." - George Burns
Source: Monday Fodder by Dave Aufrance, Missionary in Hongkong
After Mark Twain had made his triumphant tour through Europe, where he was honored by great universities and kings, his daughter said: "Daddy, I guess pretty soon you will know everybody except God."
Source: Preaching Now, http://www.preaching.com/newsletter/preachingnow/