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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 27, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way." - John C. Maxwell

Source: The Funnies, andychaps_the-funnies-subscribe@egroups.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


Hudson Taylor was a man of great faith in God, as well as a great missionary. When he first went to China, it was in a sailing vessel. Very close to the shore of a cannibal island the ship was becalmed, and it was slowly drifting shoreward, unable to go about, and the inhabitants of the island were eagerly anticipating a feast. The captain came to Mr. Taylor and besought him to pray for the help of God.

"I will," said Taylor, "provided you set your sail to catch the breeze."

The captain declined to make himself a laughing stock by unfurling sails in a dead calm.

Taylor said, "I will not undertake to pray for the vessel unless you will prepare the sails."

And it was done. The missionary retired to his stateroom to pray. While engaged in prayer, there was a knock at his door.

"Who is there?"

The captain's voice responded, "Are you still praying for wind?"


"Well," said the captain, "you'd better stop praying, for we have more wind than we can well manage."

And, sure enough, when but a hundred yards from shore, a strong wind struck the sails of the boat, so that the inhabitants of the island were cheated out of their human prey.

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) September 19, 1900, Pacific Press, www.pacificpress.com/signs via http://www.witandwisdom.org

Submitted by: Dale Galusha

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


6:00am - 9:00am : commuters, baking-deficient parents

9:00am - 12:00pm : stay-at-home parents, pre-school field trips

12:00pm - 3:00pm : retirees, firefighters, self-employed

3:00pm - 6:00pm : young singles, after-work shoppers without kids

6:00pm - 9:00pm : exhausted parents with screaming children

9:00pm - 12:00am : partygoers, baking parents, mothers taking a break

Please shop in "your" zone to avoid conflicts. Thank you!

Source: Jo Jokers, jo-jokers-subscribe@egroups.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


A pastor always used the phrase, "It might be worse," when some calamity would come his way. One day a friend said to him, "I've something to tell you, and you won't be able to use your favorite phrase. I dreamt last night that I died and went to hell."

"It might be worse," said the preacher.

"Man alive, how could it be worse?"

"It might be true."

Source: Holy Jokers Holy-Jokers-subscribe@egroups.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Interesting Facts About Deaf People:

In the United States, deaf people have safer driving records than hearing people nationally.

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, was originally an instructor for deaf children and invented the telephone to help his deaf wife and mother to hear.

The man who invented shorthand, John Gregg, was deaf.

The huddle formation used by football teams originated at Gallaudet University, a liberal arts college for deaf people in Washington, D.C., to prevent other schools from reading their sign language.

Source: Useless Digest, Copyright (c) 2000 All Rights Reserved, www.uselessknowledge.com/ via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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