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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 12, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs. - Pearl Strachan Hurd

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the- funnies


In his book Living Life on Purpose, Greg Anderson shares the story of one man's journey to joy:

His wife had left him and he was completely depressed. He had lost faith in himself, in other people, in God--he found no joy in living.

One rainy morning this man went to a small neighborhood restaurant for breakfast. Although several people were at the diner, no one was speaking to anyone else. Our miserable friend hunched over the counter, stirring his coffee with a spoon.

In one of the small booths along the window was a young mother with a little girl. They had just been served their food when the little girl broke the sad silence by almost shouting, "Momma, why don't we say our prayers here?"

The waitress who had just served their breakfast turned around and said, "Sure, honey, we pray here. Will you say the prayer for us?" And she turned and looked at the rest of the people in the restaurant and said, "Bow your heads."

Surprisingly, one by one, the heads went down. The little girl then bowed her head, folded her hands, and said, "God is great, God is good, and we thank him for our food. Amen."

That prayer changed the entire atmosphere. People began to talk with one another. The waitress said, "We should do that every morning."

"All of a sudden," said our friend, "my whole frame of mind started to improve. From that little girl's example, I started to thank God for all that I did have and stop majoring in all that I didn't have. I started to choose happiness."

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

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Questions Without Answers??

Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?

Why is it that no matter what color of bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day when mattresses are NOT on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with the hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give their vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic garbage bag will open from the end you first try?

How do those dead bugs get into closed light fixtures?

Considering all the lint you get in your dryer, if you kept drying your clothes would they eventually just disappear?

Is it true that the only difference between a yard sale and a trash pickup is how close to the road the stuff is placed?

In winter, why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

Why is it that inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened?

Why are the needy only thought of during the holidays? Aren't they just as needy throughout the rest of the year?

Do Chinese people get hungry an hour after they eat American food?

Source: Tidbits Daily Devotional, mailto:tidbits-subscribe@MyInJesus.com


It was young Anthony's first ride in a railway train, and the succession of wonders reduced him to a state of hysterical astonishment.

The train rounded a slight bend and, with a shriek of its whistle, plunged into a tunnel.

There were gasps of surprise from the corner where Anthony was kneeling.

Suddenly the train rushed into broad daylight again, and a small voice lifted in wonder.

"It's tomorrow!" exclaimed the small boy.

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The winged bean has qualities similar to the soybean, but unlike the soybean, the entire winged bean plant can be eaten - seeds, leaves, flowers, shoots, and roots. The young pods, eaten like green beans, are very tasty and can be eaten raw. The seeds provide oil that is high in polyunsaturated fats essential to health.

The roots are somewhat like sweet potatoes, but they contain ten times as much protein. Like all beans, the winged bean has the ability to take nitrogen from the air so it can grow in soils poor in this essential element. The plant can also be used to increase the amount of nitrogen in the soil.

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

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