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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 1, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Wisdom has two parts: 1) Having a lot to say. 2) Not saying it.

Source: Monday Fodder mailto:dgaufaaa@iohk.com?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder

Subjects: Wisdom


The Cost of The Cross
By Becky Hutzel

King of the Jews the inscription read
On parchment placed above Christ's head

As there on the brow of Golgotha's hill
Jesus hung on the cross His blood to spill

For redemptions plan brought a sacrifice call
The spotless Lamb must die for all

Jesus freely chose to lay His life down
The King of all kings wore thorns for a crown

He felt our sins like a fiery dart
Pierce through His pure and sinless heart

And though He was nailed to that cruel Roman tree
What held Him there was His love for you and me

This King of the Jews Jesus, Gods' Son
Cried out at last it is finished; it is done

Then He hung His head gave His spirit flight
While the very earth trembled and day became night

The Savior of all hung silent and still
He paid the debt we could never fulfill

So the cost of the Cross Jesus fully paid
He willingly died with our sins on Him laid.

Copyright (c) 2002 by Becky Hutzel, mailto:beckychildofgrace@hotmail.com

Subjects: Crucifixion, Jesus

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Dumbing Down Our Kids

Charles Sykes is the author of DUMBING DOWN OUR KIDS. The following is a list he created for high school and college graduates of things he did not learn in school. In his book, he talks about how the "system" may have created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1: Life is not fair; get used to it.

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will not make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice president with a car phone until you "earn" both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger-flipping; they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you screw up, it's not your parents' fault so don't whine about your mistakes. Learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way paying your bills, cleaning your room, and listening to you tell them how idealistic you are. So before you save the rain forest from the blood-sucking parasites of your parents' generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades, they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This, of course, bears not the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves but Can't Read, Write, or Add, By Sykes, Charles J., Published by St Martins Pr (P) (Sep 1, 1996) ISBN: 0312148232, http://isbn.nu/0312148232

Source: The Funny List http://www.egroups.com/list/thefunnylist

Subjects: Rules, College


A Father asked his 5-year-old son just what he thought he did to earn a weekly allowance.

"Well, for one thing," replied the lad, "I keep your wife occupied all day."

Source: Gentle Humor, mailto:words@iop.com?subject=Subscribe

Subjects: Allowance

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

April Fools Day
(One Theory)

In 1564, King Charles IX decreed that with the adoption of the Gregorian calender, New Year's be moved from April 1st to January 1st. Those who refused or forgot were ridiculed by being sent foolish gifts and invitations to nonexistent parties. Over a period of nearly two hundred years, the practice of playing such jokes spread from England to the US.

Submitted by Mrs. Stephen Kull

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