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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 16, 2002
Methods are many,
Principles are few.
Methods change often,
Principles never do.
Submitted by Bill Salyers, Heard at the Baptist camp in Ridgcrest, NC in 1948
Subjects: Principles, Methods
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
We were sitting at the table in our Florida home and talking to our next-door neighbors. This young couple had helped us a lot in the past year and a half, after my stroke and my husband's leg injury.
Unexpectedly, the husband began telling us the story of his troubled past. At age sixteen he'd fallen in with the wrong crowd in his hometown of Greenwood, South Carolina, and had spent a year in a reformatory. When he was released he'd had good intentions, but because of his record, he couldn't find a job.
He became desperate and decided to rob a local service station so he could have enough money to leave the state. He stole his father's car and gun and just before closing time drove up to the service window of a gasoline station. He was about to demand all the money from the woman manager.
"But just then," he explained, "I looked up and saw the sign overhead. It read, 'God Is Our Security Guard - Always On The Job.' And I knew I couldn't rob that place. I then rushed home and prayed all night. I was determined to get my life straightened out. And with God's help, I did."
As he finished, I looked at my husband. Both of us remembered a night thirteen years ago when I sat at our kitchen table in the same town of Greenwood, South Carolina, trying to make a sign for our business. I had scribbled down several words. Then finally it came, the slogan that my husband put on the sign that stood on the roof of the small service station that we managed: God Is Our Security Guard - Always On The Job.
THE SECURITY GUARD
By Dorothy Nicholas
Source: His Mysterious Ways, Vol II, Copyright (c) 1992, http://isbn.nu/9780800754297
Subjects: Guards, Robbery
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
TOY LABEL DISCLAIMERS
No beanies or babies harmed in the manufacture of this product.
Warning: This fad will completely disappear in 6 weeks.
Caution: Care Bears do not actually care at all.
Warning: This toy produces substantially less childish glee in real life than it does in the TV commercial.
Do not purchase this toy at all. Put it back on the shelf. Just walk away quietly and we won't say anything.
In case of breakage, scream until dad buys a replacement.
Source: Gentle Humor, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe
Subjects: Labels, Toys
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Grandma's house was a good place to gather after church. We children and some of her grandchildren were gathered around. The conversation was about what it will be like in heaven and how wonderful it will be to be there. The adult conversation had finally started winding down, and before Grandma had a chance to express her thoughts, 4-year-old Tommy, who had been taking it all in, spoke up and said, "Well, all of you can go to heaven if you want; I'm staying here with Grandma."
By Beverly Townsend, Winlock, Washington
Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) March 14, 2002, http://www.adventistreview.org/
Submitted by Nancy Simpson
A Brazilian weight-training instructor finished sweating his way through 111,000 sit-ups in 24 hours on Wednesday to claim a world record.
"I won't do another sit-up for two months," Edmar Freitas told local Globo television after topping world stomach-crunch champion American Bill Evans, who is in the Guinness Book of World Records for doing 103,000 sit-ups in 24 hours.
Freitas, who carried out the feat on a stage mounted in a busy street of Curitiba, the capital of southern Parana state, ate an energy bar and drank coconut milk every hour and was allowed a five minute toilet break every four hours.
Eleven physical education students counted each sit-up. He averaged about 77 sit-ups a minute.
The achievement was the crowning glory of more than a year of training during which Freitas gradually heaved himself to new state and South American records.
Tapes and documentation of the achievement will be sent to the Guinness Book of World Records in London to confirm his record.
From: Sao Paulo, Brazil (Reuters)
Source: WhiteBoard News for March 8, 2002, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard
Subjects: Exercise, Guinness Records