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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 5, 2002
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me, and just be my friend. - Albert Camus
Submitted by Brandon Roberts
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
After years of wandering, Clint Dennis had come to that point in his life when he knew he had been missing something important. And for months he had felt he could find what that something was in that church on the hillside in North Phoenix.
He arrived at Phoenix First Assembly of God on an unusual day. The choir room was filled with members putting on long robes, tying ropes around their waists, wrapping headdresses around their head. "Come be part of the mob," a stranger told him.
It was Palm Sunday and the church was reenacting the Crucifixion in costume. Like others in the congregation, he would be part of the crowd that yelled, "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!" Hesitantly he agreed.
Then another stranger hurried up to him. "The man who was supposed to play one of the thieves on the cross didn't show up," he said. "Would you take his place?"
Again he agreed and was shown to the cross where he would look on as Christ died. Just then, though, something about dint's manner caught a member's eye. He turned to Clint and asked, "Have you ever asked Jesus to forgive your sins?"
"No," Clint replied softly, "but that's why I came here." There beneath the cross, they prayed, and Clint asked Jesus to come into his heart. His life was transformed.
What the church didn't know then was that Clint had been in prison for ten years. Even after his release he had gone on stealing cars and trucks until he knew he had been missing something in life. He was a real thief, but at last he was welcomed into God's kingdom by the same Jesus who welcomed another thief two thousand years ago.
By Jo Hart
Source: His Mysterious Ways, Vol II, Copyright (c) 1992, http://isbn.nu/9780800754297
Subjects: Easter, Conversion
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
You know you might be from Wisconsin, USA when:
Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again!
You use a down comforter in the summer - and gloves.
You drive at 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.
You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events.
You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.
Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.
It takes you 3 hours to go to the store for one item even when you're in a rush because you have to stop and talk to everyone in town.
You define summer as three months of bad sledding.
You learned to drive a tractor before the training wheels were off your bike.
Down South to you means Chicago.
Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a cow next to your blue spruce.
Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new machine shed.
Formal wear is blue jeans and a baseball cap.
You can visit Luxemburg, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Berlin, New London, Poland all in one afternoon.
Your snow blower gets stuck on the roof.
Submitted by John L. Hoh, Jr., http://www.geocities.com/hohjohn/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"Very nice, Albert. Next time show your work . . ." - Albert Einstein's Chemistry teacher
Source: Heart Touchers, http://www.hearttouchers.com
Subjects: Albert Einstein
Koko, the famed 30-year-old lowland gorilla lives in a California sanctuary. Koko communicates with people by sign language. She has a vocabulary of 1,000 words and understands twice that many in spoken English.
For more information about Koko visit:
Source: USA Weekend, April 26-28, 2002, http://usaweekend.com
Subjects: Gorillas, Sign Language