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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 4, 2002
You will never be promoted until you become over-qualified for your present position.
Submitted by Walter Groff
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Be ye fishers of men. You catch them - He'll clean them.
Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.
Don't put a question mark where God put a period.
Don't wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.
Forbidden fruits create many jams.
God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
God grades on the cross, not the curve.
God loves everyone, but probably prefers "fruits of the spirit" over "religious nuts!"
God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.
He who angers you, controls you!
If God is your Copilot - swap seats!
Prayer: Don't give God instructions - just report for duty!
The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.
The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will not protect you.
We don't change the message, the message changes us.
You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him.
The best mathematical equation I have ever seen:
1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given
"Father, bless this person in whatever it is that You know he or she maybe needing this day!" - Amen
Submitted by Rod Keen
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
On October 24 I shared a piece starting with "Looking back. . ." One of our WITANDWISDOM(tm) readers adds his reminiscing to those bulleted items:
Part 1 of 2 [Nov 4, 5]
LOOKING BACK, IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE LIVED AS LONG AS WE HAVE.
In my wildest dreams, I never thought I would live beyond the age of 50. I was focused on several uncles who died young. Fortunately, I seem to have inherited Mom's longer life genes. It has been a wild and wooly 65 year ride that I cherish.
AS A CHILD, AMUSEMENT PARKS WERE PUBLIC PARKS IN CITIES.
There were almost no amusement parks and we did not waste our time going to Coney Island when we could spend our summers at camp meetings for various ages from children to adults. We did not go to the midways of seduction. I was grown and married before I even attended my first State Fair in Birmingham. When Six Flags Over Atlanta and Opryland were built, we attended from time to time often with other families. Incidents from Six Flags come to mind.
Edrel Sanders always was a cautious soul. When we went to Six Flags, we rode the Mine Train first. Later on we read in the guidebook that it was the scariest, herky-jerky ride. Jack told me later that it made the day much better as he told her that the next ride was not as bad as the Mine Train.
My wife, Dorothy, usually put some wrapped candies in her purse for each of us to eat between rides and meals. Libbie got hungry for some. Dorothy absent-mindedly reached in her purse and brought one of the wrapped goodies out. Libbie opened it and popped the Preparation H in her mouth.
AS CHILDREN WE WOULD RIDE IN CARS WITH NO SEAT BELTS OR AIR BAGS.
And with all four windows down we would soak our way to church meetings and to visit family. No one wore those sinful shorts. One trip I particularly recall was from Richmond, KY, to Kansas City, MO, for the Nazarene General Assembly. I rode with my legs sticking out the back window so the wind would blow up my faded blue jeans.
RIDING IN THE BACK OF A PICKUP TRUCK ON A WARM DAY WAS ALWAYS A SPECIAL
This was not a usual thing for me, but the few times I rode I loved the smell of hay scraps left. Usually we would sit sideways so the wind could blow our hair and through our fingers.
OUR BABY CRIBS WERE PAINTED WITH BRIGHT COLORED LEAD BASED PAINT. WE OFTEN CHEWED ON THE CRIB, INGESTING THE PAINT.
Maybe that is why I have so much lead in the seat of my pants today.
By AsA Sparks τΏτ
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Working as a secretary at an international airport, my sister had an office adjacent to where security temporarily holds suspects.
One day security officers were questioning a man when they were suddenly called away on another emergency. To the horror of my sister and her colleagues, the man was left alone in the unlocked room. After a few minutes, the door opened, and he began to walk out. Summoning up her courage, one of the secretaries barked, "Get back in there, and don't come out until you're told!"
The man scuttled back inside and slammed the door. When the security people returned, the woman reported what had happened.
Without a word, an officer walked into the room and released one very frightened telephone repairman.
Source: Colorado Comments, http://coloradocomments.com/
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