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WITandWISDOM(tm) November 2, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"In its essence, leadership is not a position, it's a lifestyle." - John Hawkins of Leadership Edge

Source: Leader Links, http://www.leaderlinks.com


As evidence that some preachers are poets, Alan Jacobs in his book entitled A Visit to Vanity Fair: Moral Essays on the Present Age, offers an excerpt from the sermon of an otherwise-unknown Black preacher named C.C. Lovelace:

And one of de disciples called Jesus
"Master!! Carest thou not that we perish?"
And He arose
And de storm was in its pitch
And de lightning played on His raiments as He stood on the prow of the boat
And placed His foot upon the neck of the storm
And spoke to the howlin winds

And de sea fell at his feet like a marble floor
And de thunders went back in their vault
Then He set down on de rim of de ship
And took the hooks of His power
And lifted de billows in His lap
And rocked de winds to sleep on His arm
And said "Peace be still."

A Visit to Vanity Fair: Moral Essays on the Present Age, by Alan Jacobs, http://isbn.nu/9781587430145

Source: Preaching Now, http://www.preaching.com/newsletter/preachingnow/

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

The following was developed as a mental age assessment by the Harvard University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Take your time and see if you can read each line aloud without a mistake. The average person over 40 years of age cannot do it!

1. This is this cat.

2. This is is cat.

3. This is how cat.

4. This is to cat.

5. This is keep cat.

6. This is an cat.

7. This is old cat.

8. This is person cat.

9. This is busy cat.

10. This is for cat.

11. This is forty cat.

12. This is seconds cat.

Now go back and read the third word in each line from the top down...

Source: Monday Fodder by Dave Aufrance, Missionary in Hongkong, http://www.fishermansnet.com/monday-fodder/


While walking through our airport, my dentist ran into a group from his hometown. Among them was one of his patients. When he said hello, she gave him a curious look, saying he looked familiar but she could not quite place him. "Lean back and look up at me," he suggested. She did. "Oh! Dr. Harrison."

Submitted by Betsy

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

A US man spent four years waiting for a new kidney - only to find a donor through a chance knock on his door.

Travelling salesman Jamie Howard offered up one of his kidneys after asking Paul Sucher why he couldn't afford a new vacuum cleaner.

"It was something I was called to do," Mr Howard, 35, told Idaho's Times-News newspaper.

Mr Sucher, who had spent three years having dialysis, now says he feels as healthy as before his kidneys failed.

Both Mr Sucher's kidneys failed in 2004 because of high blood pressure.

And while his name went on a donor waiting list at the University of Colorado, he barely moved up the list in two-and-a-half years.

"You're waiting for a dead man's kidney," he said. "There's never enough."

That all changed when Mr Howard, an Idaho Falls-based vacuum cleaner salesman, knocked on the Sucher's front door.

But it was far from simple convincing the Colorado doctors to accept Mr Howard as a donor. They suspected money had changed hands.

Eventually doctors were convinced when Mr Sucher pointed out the only people making money from the 125,000 operation were the surgical team.

Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com

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