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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 8, 2001
"There are no secrets to success: Don't waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for who you work, and persistence." - General Colin Powell
Source: Awesome Quotes, www.coolnewsletters.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
SOME THOUGHTS REGARDING CHRISTIANS:
Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisers.
Quit griping about the church; if it was perfect, you couldn't belong.
It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.
We were called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.
People are funny. They want the front of the bus, middle of the road, and the back of the church.
Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your door for years.
The phrase that is guaranteed to wake up an audience: "And in conclusion."
If a congregation wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.
God Himself does not propose to judge a man till he is dead. So why should we?
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A few years ago, I caught a story on the radio about a Baptist church that had a problem. It was with the Methodists down the street. Some Baptists were unable to find a space in their own parking lot because members of the nearby Methodist church, which met earlier than the Baptists, got there first. So the Baptist church had a problem.
Now, they COULD have towed the Methodist's cars away. Or, they COULD have patrolled their lot Sunday mornings. Or, they COULD have written a letter to the offending church members imploring them to park elsewhere. But they didn't.
Instead, they did something else. One Sunday morning they stuck a bumper sticker to every car in the lot -- Baptist and Methodist alike. They all got one. The sticker read: "I'M PROUD TO BE A BAPTIST!"
No more problem.
By Steve Goodier, Copyright (c) 2001
Submitted by Kiri Christina Hyatt
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
One night my father woke himself up with a loud "Hello!" to someone in his dream. As the next day came and went, Dad thought the nocturnal outburst was his alone to remember. But that night, as he and Mom were getting ready for bed, she said drily, "If you see anyone you know tonight, just wave." - Contributed by Ann L. Downing
Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) April 2001, www.readersdigest.com
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