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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 27, 2002
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.

Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/


Albert H. Quie, President of Prison Fellowship Ministries tells this story:

"The man I ate dinner with tonight killed my brother." The words, spoken by a stylish woman at a Prison Fellowship banquet in Seattle, amazed me. She told how John H. had murdered her brother during a robbery, served 18 years at Walla Walla state penitentiary, then settled into life on a dairy farm, where she had met him in 1983, 20 years after his crime. Compelled by Christ's command to forgive, Ruth Youngsman had gone to her enemy and pronounced forgiveness. Then she had taken him to her father's deathbed, prompting reconciliation.

Some wouldn't call this a success story: John didn't dedicate his life to Christ. But at that Prison Fellowship banquet last fall, his voice cracked as he said, "Christians are the only people I know that you can kill their son, and they'll make you a part of their family. I don't know the Man Upstairs, but He sure is hounding me."

John's story is unfinished; he hasn't yet accepted Christ. But just as Christ died for us regardless of our actions or acceptance, so Ruth forgave him without qualification. Even more so, she became his friend.

Source: Pulpit Pieces Weekly, http://www.net153.com/

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


I think I've found the trouble with our economy. There are far more ways to get into debt, than there are to get out of it.

Even AT&T must be feeling the pinch these days. I accidently put in an extra quarter in a pay phone the other day and the operator came on the line and said "God bless you."

I've also discovered the whole problem with the National Debt too. I mean just think about this a minute. Most of us work 5 days a week, and the government spends 7.

Living in the past has got one thing going for it -- it's cheaper !

In the good old days I could live way beyond my means for half as much as it takes now.

Source: HUMOR Digest


My husband is wonderful with our baby daughter, but often he turns to me for advice. Recently, I was in the shower when he poked his head in to ask, "What should I feed Lily for lunch?"

"That's up to you," I replied. "There's all kinds of food. Why don't you pretend I'm not at home?"

A few minutes later, my cell phone rang. I answered it to hear my husband asking, "Yeah, hi, Honey. Uh.. what should I feed Lily for lunch?

Source: Nybble Weekly Newsletter, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nybble

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

A taxi by any other name...

The word "taxi" is spelled the same in English, German, French, Swedish, and Portuguese.

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

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