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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 16, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:rheamo@centurytel.net?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day


One October day in Rhode Island a kindergarten teacher found two monarch butterfly caterpillars feeding on milkweed plants. The caterpillars had hatched out too late in the season to develop before winter, and they would undoubtedly freeze to death. The teacher picked enough leaves to provide food for the caterpillars for several days, and she took them to her schoolroom, where they ate and ate and were warm and safe. Soon they spun their light-green chrysalides. In each chrysalis, the miracle of transformation was taking place, and the following month, long after winter had arrived, the two monarchs emerged from their sleeping cases and spread their beautiful wings to dry.

Monarchs migrate south for the winter, and it was long past the last flight. The two butterflies would never make it if released in the frigid November air.

But the teacher had an idea. She prepared a tiny cage and placed the two monarchs inside. She took the precious parcel to the airport, where she went to the United Airlines ticket counter and asked for the customer-service supervisor. The supervisor listened patiently while the teacher told him that she needed to purchase tickets for two butterflies. Without batting an eye, the supervisor arranged for the monarchs to be flown south. Those two monarchs flew south as no other monarchs have ever made the journey - with the pilot in the cockpit of a United Airlines jet. When released, they flitted into the warm air, as if this were all part of their usual trip south.

As long as time lasts, it is not too late to get ready for Jesus to come. But time is running out, and we need special help from the Master Teacher to help us prepare for the trip so that when He comes we will be prepared to go home with Him. We too will be traveling with the Pilot.

Source: Glimpses of God's Love by James A. Tucker and Priscilla Tucker, Copyright (c) 1983 by Review and Herald Publishing Association, http://isbn.nu/0828002169

Submitted by Nancy Simpson

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Sappemeer, The Netherlands (Ananova):

A Dutch teenager who tried to rob a taxi driver was arrested after the cabbie locked him in the boot and drove him to the police station.

The 17-year-old, from Sappemeer, threatened the driver with a knife and demanded money after getting into his cab at Hoogezand railway station.

Without hesitating, the 41-year old cabbie got out of the car, pulled his passenger from the back seat and threw him in the boot.

He then drove straight to the local police station and handed him over to police officers who arrested him, reports the Nu news website.

A police spokesman said: "The cab driver did well. Other people should take him as an example."

Source: White Board News, http://www.joeha.com/whiteboard/


I was thinking about how the status symbol of today is those cell phones that everyone has clipped on. I can't afford one so I'm wearing my garage door opener.

Source: Absolute Humor, http://absoluterobeo.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Imagine a credit card that knows when and where it is being used, or one with a spending limit that depends on who's using it.


Source: Cool and New, http://thepocket.com/

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