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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 19, 2003
Don't let success go to your head or failure go to your heart.
Cited in Bits & Pieces magazine, http://www.bp-mag.com
Source: DailyInBox: Bits & Pieces, http://your.dailyinbox.com/bp/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Due to lack of sufficient income to cover church expenses, a local grain elevator owner volunteered to take his church's treasurer position if for one year the church would require no report from him. The Board was puzzled, but knowing him to be an honest man who processed most of their grain, they granted it.
At the end of the year, the new treasurer gave a glowing report: The church's indebtedness on the building had been paid, there were no outstanding bills, salaries were increased and there was a balance of $7,000! Explanations: "Most of you bring your grain to me, and when I paid you, I simply withheld 10% and gave it to the church in your name. You never missed it! See now what we could do for the Lord if we each were only willing to give 10% back!"
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A Female Looks In the Mirror
Age 8: Looks at herself and sees herself as Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty.
Age 15: Looks at herself and sees herself as Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty/Cheerleader or sees fat/Ugly. (Mom I can't go to school looking like this!)
Age 20: Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too/short/too tall, too straight/too curly"- but decides she's going anyway.
Age 30: Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" but decides she doesn't have time to fix it, so she goes anyway.
Age 40: Looks at herself and sees "too fat/ too thin, too short/to tall too straight/too curly"- but says: "At least I'm clean" and goes anyway.
Age 50: Looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes where ever she wants to.
Age 60: Looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.
Age 70: Looks at herself and sees wisdom, laughter and ability, goes out and enjoys life.
Age 80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.
Source: Sunday Funnies, http://www.net153.com/best.htm
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A minister told his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17."
The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Every hand went up. The minister smiled and said, "Mark has only 16 chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying."
Source: Bill's Punch Line, http://www.tcmr.com/billspunchline.html
In the late nineteenth century, a controversy erupted among educators about a new American invention. For decades, students had used lead pencils in doing their work. But in 1880, a technological breakthrough came. For the first time, they began attaching rubber erasers on the ends of pencils.
This had never been done before. And many educators opposed the use of this newfangled pencil on the ground that it encouraged students to make mistakes. "Let them avoid errors in the first place, and they won't need an eraser."
By Jeris Bregan
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) December 1997, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
Submitted by Dale Galusha