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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 24, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow!" - Norman Vincent Peale

(E-zine: INSPIRATION A DAY! Mailto:inspiration_a_day-subscribe@listbot.com)


Years ago an old lady down South had no money to by food. But with complete faith in God, she got down on her knees and prayed aloud: "Dear Lord, please send me a side of bacon and a sack of corn meal." Over and over again, the old lady repeated the same plea in a loud voice. One of the town's worst characters, overhearing her supplication, decided to play a trick on her.

Hurrying to the nearest store, he bought a side of bacon and a sack of corn meal. Upon his return to the cabin, he dropped the food down the chimney. It landed right in front of the hungry woman as she knelt in prayer.

Jumping to her feet, she exclaimed jubilantly: "Oh, Lord, you've answered my prayer!" Then she ran all around the neighborhood telling everyone the good news.

This was too much for the scoundrel. He ridiculed her before the others by telling how he had dropped the food down the chimney himself. The wise old woman quickly replied: "Well, the devil may have brought it, but it was the Lord who sent it!" - Bits & Pieces, May 27, 1993

(Magazine: BITS & PIECES http://www.epinc.com/ )

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Part 3 of 3 [Jan 4,14,24]

Arson Suspect is Held in Massachusetts Fire

British Union Finds Dwarfs in Short Supply

Ban On Soliciting Dead in Trotwood

Lansing Residents Can Drop Off Trees

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half

New Vaccine May Contain Rabies

Man Minus Ear Waives Hearing

Deaf College Opens Doors to Hearing

Air Head Fired

Steals Clock, Faces Time

Old School Pillars are Replaced by Alumni

Bank Drive-in Window Blocked by Board

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors

Some Pieces of Rock Hudson Sold at Auction

Include your Children when Baking Cookies



"It's almost tax time again :-)"

Rabbi Schwartz answers his phone.

"Hello is this Rabbi Schwartz?"

"It is"

"This is the IRS. Can you help us?"

"I can."

"Do you know a Sam Cohen?"

"I do."

"Is he a member of your congregation?"

"He is."

"Did he donate $10,000?"

"He will."

(Anne Clouse via E-zine: CLEAN LAUGH Mailto:cleanlaugh-subscribe@egroups.com )

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Would you like to know what your salary in 1980 is equivalent to in today's dollars -- or any other comparison? Go to: http://www.westegg.com/inflation/ -- it's totally fascinating! - David Lloyd George

(E-zine: E-CHEER, An Excellent Daily Devotional )

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