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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 31, 2003
While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. - Henry C Link
Source: Thought for Today, http://www.kalama.com/~carola/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
During the nineteenth century, John Paton was sent as a missionary to the New Hebrides, an island group in the Western Pacific under joint British and French administration. Since the people had no Bible in their language, Paton began to translate Scripture. During the course of his work, he discovered there was no national equivalent for the word "believe".
A solution presented itself one day when a local worker came into his office, worn out from a hard day's physical labor. The man flung himself on a chair. Then he stretched out and rested his legs on another chair. Lying full length on two chairs, the man told Paton it felt good to "lean his whole weight" on those chairs. Instantly, Paton noted the term the man used for "lean his whole weight on". He knew he had discovered the right term for the English word "believe".
There is a great truth in that lesson. To believe in God is to lean our whole weight upon Him. Try John Paton's discovery for yourself. Find a verse of Scripture that contains the word "believe". Then substitute "lean his whole weight on". Read this way, for instance, Mark 5:36 becomes: "Don't be afraid; only lean your whole weight on God."
By Victor Parachin
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) July 1994, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
Submitted by Dale Galusha
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Collected by Sunday school teachers:
The first book of the Bible is Guiness, in which Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree.
Noah's wife was called Joan of Ark.
Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day and a ball of fire by night.
Samson slayed the Philistines with the axe of the apostles.
Unleavened bread is bread made without ingredients.
Moses went to the top of Mt. Cyanide to get the 10 commandments.
The seventh commandment is "Thou shalt not admit adultery."
Joshua led the Hebrews in the battle of Geritol.
David fought with the Finkelsteins, a race of people who lived in Biblical times.
The people who followed Jesus was called the 12 decibals.
The epistles were the wives of the apostles.
One of the opossums was St. Matthew.
Paul preached holy acrimony, which is another name for marriage.
A Christian should have only one wife. This is called monotony.
Submitted by Stanley Baldwin
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
After an hour of "Just a little more white, two squirts of blue, a dash of black, perhaps a tad more white," the paint-store clerk got my gallon to the exact shade I wanted. With a sigh of relief, he pounded the lid on.
"Now what do I do if I need more paint?" I asked.
"Don't come back here," he begged.
Source: Good, Clean Funnies, http://www.slonet.org/~tellswor
Yorkshire Dales, England (Ananova):
A rare moss that lives only on very old stone walls in the Yorkshire Dales has "flowered" for the first time in more than 130 years.
Mosses do not produce flowers but have fruiting bodies that develop spores after reproduction between male and female plants.
The last time the endangered Nowell's limestone moss was seen with fruiting bodies was in 1866.
Scientists from Bradford University and the National History Museum in London have confirmed that the moss is fruiting for the first time in living memory.
Source: WhiteBoard News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard/