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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 21, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Nothing seems expensive on credit. - Czech Proverb

Source: DailyInBox: Proverbs Plus, http://mailroom.dailyinbox.com/pplus/

Subjects: Debt


This is a poem written by a teenage girl looking for a husband. It was written as a prayer, and this is what she said:

Dear God, I pray all unafraid
As girls are wont to be
I do not want a handsome man
But make him, Lord, like Thee.
I do not need one big and strong
nor yet so very tall,
Nor need he be some genius
or wealthy, Lord, at all;
But let his head be high, dear God,
and let his eye be clear,
His shoulders straight, whate'er his fate
whate'er his earthly sphere.
And let his face have character,
a ruggedness of soul,
And let his whole life show, dear God,
a singleness of goal.
And when he comes
as he will come
With quiet eyes aglow
I'll know, dear Lord,
That he's the man
I prayed for long ago.

That girl's name was Ruth Bell, and she later met and married Billy Graham.

Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2002 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.swanlake.twoffice.com

Subjects: Prayer, Marriage

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


1) A prominent lawyer who happened to be a member of our church was called on by the preacher to offer a prayer before the service. As the attorney started on a special plea, he began, "Your Honor," instead of "Dear God." Actually, it sounded sort of appropriate.

2) I was trying to make a point that lack of communication is the major cause of divorce, but somehow things got mixed up and I said "marriage is the main cause of divorce." It took a couple of minutes of giggling from the congregation before I realized my mistake.

3) During a Confirmation service, referring to the new converts, the pastor asked the 5 new "convicts" to come to the front of the church. He never knew what he said, but several people had to leave the building because they were laughing so hard.

4) While studying the intricate dress of the priests in the Old Testament, the preacher came to the part that describes how the priests put bells on the bottom of their robes. He asked, "Why do you suppose the priests had to tinkle." After a second of silence, the class broke up with laughter.

Source: Sermon Fodder, http://www.sermonfodder.com

Subjects: Church, Bloopers


It was recently that we went to a seaside resort for a change and a rest . . . the maid got the change and the hotel got the rest.

Source: Smile a Day Newsletterę, http://www.net153.com/best.htm

Subjects: Vacations

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

What do you call a baby animal?

- Antelope: calf
- Bear: cub
- Beasts of prey: whelp
- Beaver: kit
- Birds: fledgling, nestling
- Cat: kitten
- Codfish: codling, sprat
- Cow: calf
- Deer: fawn, yearling
- Dog: pup, puppy
- Duck: duckling
- Eagle: eaglet
- Eel: elver
- Elephant: calf
- Elephant seal: weaner
- Fish: fry
- Fowl: chick, chicken
- Fox: cub, pup
- Frog: polliwog, tadpole
- Goat: kid
- Goose: gosling
- Grouse: cheeper
- Guinea fowl: keet
- Hawk: eyas
- Hen: pullet
- Hippo: calf
- Horse: foal, yearling, or colt (male), filly (female)
- Kangaroo: joey
- Lion: cub
- Owl: owlet
- Partridge: cheeper
- Pig: piglet, shoat, farrow, suckling
- Pigeon: squab, squeaker
- Quail: cheeper
- Rabbit: bunny, kit
- Rat: kitten
- Rhino: calf
- Rooster: cockerel
- Salmon: parr, smolt, grilse
- Seal: pup
- Shark: cub
- Sheep: lamb, lambkins
- Swan: cygnet
- Tiger: cub, whelp
- Turkey: poult
- Whale: calf
- Zebra: foal

Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com

Subjects: Animals, Names

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