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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 30, 1999

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle. - Robert Alden

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I read of a man who was involved in a tragic accident. He lost both legs and his left arm and only a finger and thumb remained on the right hand. There was only enough left of the man that had been, to suffer and remember.

But he still possessed a brilliant mind, enriched with a good education and broadened with world travel. At first he thought there was nothing he could do but remain a helpless sufferer.

A thought came to him. It was always nice to receive letters, but why not write them - he could still use his right hand with some difficulty. But whom could he write to?

Was there anyone shut in and incapacitated like he was who could be encouraged by his letters. He thought of men in prison - they did have some hope of release whereas he had none - but it was worth a try.

He wrote to a Christian organization concerned with prison ministry. He was told that his letters could not be answered - it was against prison rules, but he commenced this one sided correspondence.

He wrote twice a week and it taxed his strength to the limit. But into those letters he put his whole soul, all his experience, all his faith, all his wit, and all his Christian optimism. It must have been hard writing those letters, often in pain, and particularly when there was no reply.

Frequently he felt discouraged and was tempted to give it up. But it was his one remaining activity and he resolved to continue as long as he could.

At last he got a letter. It was very short, written on prison stationery by the officer whose duty it was to censor the mail. All it said was: "Please write on the best paper you can afford. Your letters are passed from cell to cell till they literally fall to pieces."

No matter what our personal situation is, we still have God-given gifts and talents, experience, and encouragement that we can share with others.

Submitted by Ron Clark in Tasmania, Australia. To subscribe Mailto:ron@pastornet.net.au with the words "subscribe word"

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2002, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

BURMA SHAVE SIGNS - Part 2 of 3 [7-20, 8-10]

At school zones
Heed instructions!
Protect our little
Tax deductions

Within this vale
Of toil
And sin
Your head grows bald
But not your chin -
use Burma-Shave

The boy who gets
His girl's applause
Must act
Not look
Like Santa Claus

That she
Could cook
He had his doubts
Until she creamed
His bristle sprouts with

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We have been established for over one hundred years and have been pleasing and displeasing customers ever since. We have made money and lost money, suffered the effects of coal nationalization, coal rationing, government control, and bad payers. We have been cussed and discussed, messed about, lied to, held up, robbed, and swindled. The only reason we stay in business is to see what happens next. - Bits & Pieces, March 4, 1993

Source: Bits & Pieces, DATE, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc., http://www.epinc.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

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