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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 28, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success. - Author Unknown

Source: The Motivation Mailer, motivational_mailer-subscribe@topica.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


A well-known physician had died. His widow, in trying to collect the money owed her husband, found that he had written in his record book with red ink across many names the words, "Forgiven; too poor to pay." When she brought the book up to the courthouse, the probate judge asked: "Madam, is this the handwriting of your husband?"

"Yes, sir, that is his writing."

"Well, then, it will have to stand."

"Forgiven; too poor to pay." Those words have been written over the name of every soul in the world who has come to the foot of the cross asking for help. Nobody that ever has been born has been rich enough to pay the debt of sin charged against us. It is a debt that we ourselves can never pay.

By H. M. S. Richards

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) November 3, 1931, Pacific Press, www.pacificpress.com/signs via http://www.witandwisdom.org

Submitted by: Dale Galusha

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Hi. This is John. If you are the phone company, I already sent the money. If you are my parents, please send money. If you are my financial aid institution, you didn't lend me enough money. If you are my friends, you owe me money. If you are a female, don't worry, I have plenty of money.

Hi. I'm probably home, I'm just avoiding someone I don't like. Leave me a message, and if I don't call back, it's you.

Please leave a message. However, you have the right to remain silent. Everything you say will be recorded and will be used by us.


A minister was forced to stop by a traffic policeman to pull over for speeding. As the policeman was about to write the ticket, the minister said to him, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy."

The policeman handed the minister the ticket and said, "Go and sin no more."

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997- 2000 All rights reserved worldwide, kittysdailymews-subscribe@topica.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How did a map help stop an outbreak of cholera?

In London in the 1830s through the 1850s cholera was a major disease, often reaching epidemic proportions. Preventing these epidemics was almost impossible without our modern understanding of how diseases are transmitted.

It was not until 1854 that a real breakthrough came. A doctor named John Snow carefully mapped the location of each case. He discovered that one particular outbreak was clearly centered around a single water pump in a certain section of town.

He advised local officials to remove the handle of that one water pump, and before long the outbreak ended. He had proved his theory that the cholera was being transmitted, at least in part, through the public water supply.

How John Snow made a great leap for epidemiology:

Source: The Learning Kingdom, Copyright (c) 2000, www.tlk-lists.com/join via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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