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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 10, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"He who stays not in his littleness, loses his greatness." - St. Francis de Sales

Source: Monday Fodder by Dave Aufrance, Missionary in Hongkong


John Wesley and George Whitefield - the two great preachers of the 18th Century Evangelical Revival - were both great men of God.
Sadly having been great friends at Oxford, they fell out over the Armenian/Calvinist debate.

There was quite a bit of animosity between their followers.

Once one of Whitefield’s followers said to him:

"We won’t see John Wesley in the heaven, will we?"

To which Whitefield humbly replied "Yes, you’re right, we won’t see him in heaven. He will be so close to the Throne of God and we will be so far away, that we won’t be able to see him!"

What a lovely attitude Whitefield had.

Despite profoundly disagreeing with Wesley, Whitefield recognized John Wesley as being a man of God.

Indeed the respect for the other was so great that when Whitefield died in the USA, John Wesley preached at George Whitefield’s memorial service in London.

Source: SermonCentral Weekly Newsletter,

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Quotes of the Day

If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me - Jimmy Buffett, Song Title

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining. - Jef Raskin, interviewed in Doctor Dobb's Journal

If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going. - Professor Irwin Corey

It is true that I was born in Iowa, but I can't speak for my twin sister. - Abigail Van Buren, (Dear Abby)

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat. - Albert Einstein, when asked to describe radio

The Internet is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it. - William Gibson

Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html


My son, a West Virginia state trooper, stopped a woman for going 15 miles over the speed limit.

After he handed her a ticket, she asked him, "Don't you give out warnings?"

"Yes, ma'am," he replied. "They're all up and down the road. They say, 'Speed Limit 55.' "

Contributed to "All In a Day's Work" by Patricia Greenlee

Source: The Reader's Digest, Copyright ©, All rights reserved., http://www.readersdigest.com/

Source: Monday Fodder by Dave Aufrance, Missionary in Hongkong


~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Most everyone understands that obesity is truly becoming a problem in our culture. I have recently heard myself saying, "There is nothing wrong with me that losing fifty pounds wouldn't fix." The problem is even becoming epidemic among our nation's youth.

Well, now Kaiser Permanente - America's largest Health Maintenance Organization - has launched an online game aimed at kids 8-10 years old called "The Incredible Adventures of the Amazing Food Detective."

In it, you can play "fun games" such as "Whack A Snack," or "Zap the TV." There are printable scavenger hunts that teach your kids how to read food labels, and hands-on experiments in measuring the amount of sugar in drinks, among other healthy and family-oriented activities.

The best part? You can only play for twenty minutes at a time, and then it locks your child out for at least an hour. It hopes he or she gets up and moves around.

The Incredible Adventures of the Amazing Food Detective

Source: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/

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