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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 26, 2004
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
"Where has the time gone?" I mused to myself. "Just when I think I have it all together, and certain I'm quite organized, something unexpected comes up and my schedule goes out the door."
Nevertheless, God's timing is so much more important. His agenda carries with it a past, present and a future. I'm so thankful for those special moments he offers up to me in love.
Many years ago, I watched our youngest daughter out my kitchen window as I washed dishes. Oblivious to a watchful eye, she was frolicking in a field of wild flowers with butterflies flitting around her. She whirled and twirled as a ballet dancer, then suddenly sat down, right in the middle of the field, blond head bobbing to music she alone could hear.
Tossing the dishtowel on the cabinet, I strolled outside to join my ballerina in the field of colorful flowers. She held her finger to her lips to silence me as I approached. I obliged by easing down cross legged before her. Suddenly, the most beautiful butterfly lit on her cheek. Her eyes opened wide with wonder. She could not keep quiet another moment. A giggle broke the silence and bubbled up out of her. What a glorious sound as laughter permeated the field! I joined in the celebration. She boasted, "I just got a butterfly kiss." (I called it a kiss from God.)
Leaning towards her smiling face, I fluttered my eyelashes on her cheek. "That's it," she exclaimed, "That's just like the butterfly!" It was a brief moment of ecstasy for both mother and daughter, but a treasured memory to tuck away for future years.
God's timing was perfect. Somehow, the dishes didn't seem so important anymore, nor did my schedule.
Recently we celebrated her 31st birthday. She now has three beautiful daughters to join in dances, or exchange butterfly kisses. I hope she didn't forget!
By Marie Williams, (c) 2003
Source: The Inspired Buffalo, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/the-inspired-buffalo/
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Where both Landlord and Tenant try to raise the rent.
A man drinking Brazilian coffee out of an English cup while sitting on Danish furniture after coming in a German car from an Italian Movie, then picks up his Japanese ball point pen and writes a letter to his Congressman that something must be done about the American economy.
Being related to the boss.
Source: Sunday Funnies, http://www.net153.com/best.htm
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
An usher was passing the collection plate at a big church wedding. A well-dressed lady looked up, most puzzled. Without waiting for her question, the usher nodded his had, “Yes, madam, it is unusual, but the father of the bride requested it.”
From: Serve Him With Mirth by Leslie B Flynn
Source: Online Evangelism by Tony Whittaker
Evidence from archeological findings that don't fit the standard secular ideas concerning the history are referred to as out-of-place artifacts, or "ooparts."
One oopart was found in 1961, when several rock hounds were searching for specimens in California near the top of a 4,300-foot peak in the Coso Mountains. What these people found looked at first like a geode - a rather round, plain-looking rock, usually hollow and lined with crystals. The next day, one of the members of the group cut the "geode" in two and found inside an item that has baffled all scientists who have attempted to explain it.
Inside the geode-looking rock was a ceramic cylinder about three fourths of an inch in diameter. In the center of the cylinder was a strand of magnetic wire, and surrounding the cylinder were rings of copper. After all efforts to identify the item, all that could be determined is that it appeared to be some kind of spark plug, but not like any spark plug known today. When the rock was given to geologists to determine how old they thought
it was, they said it was at least 500,000 years old.
There is every reason to believe that people before the Flood knew about electricity, and had engines and even more fantastic inventions.
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
The following book has more information on this subject:
Secrets of the Lost Races: New Discoveries of Advanced Technology in Ancient Civilizations, by Noorbergen, Rene, Macmillan Pub Co, November 1, 1977, ISBN 0672522896, http://isbn.nu/0672522896