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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 5, 2004
"The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better." - Barbara Fletcher
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Al Lingren, a professor at Garrett Theological Seminary, told once of taking his teenage son fishing years ago. As they were sitting in the boat and talking, his son suddenly asked, "Dad, what is the toughest thing God ever tried to do?"
The professor said the question caught him off guard. He didn't know what to say, so he did what a lot of dads do when they are asked a difficult question: he answered with a question, "What do you think it was, son?" he asked.
The boy proceeded to answer his own question. "Since taking science in school, I thought the creation of the world might be the hardest thing God ever tried to do, and in Sunday School we got to talking about some of the miracles, and I thought the resurrection might be the toughest thing God ever tried to do. But, after thinking about it some more, I decided that the toughest thing God ever had to do is to get us to understand who he is and that he loves us.
Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2004 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.timothyreport.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Because I'm a man...
(Andy Says... Remember This is just Tongue in Cheek and not the way "REAL" men think about women and do things!)
Because I'm a man, when I lock my keys in the car I will fiddle with a wire clothes hanger and ignore your suggestions that we call a road service until long after hypothermia has set in.
Because I'm a man, when the car isn't running very well, I will pop the hood and stare at the engine as if I know what I'm looking at. If another man shows up, one of us will say to the other, "I used to be able to fix these things, but now with all these computers and everything, I wouldn't know where to start."
Because I'm a man, when one of our appliances stops working I will insist on taking it apart, despite evidence that this will just cost me twice as much once the repair person gets here and has to put it back together.
Because I'm a man, I must hold the television remote control in my hand while I watch TV. If the thing has been misplaced, I may miss a whole show looking for it (though one time I was able to survive by holding a calculator).
Because I'm a man, I don't think we're all that lost, and no, I don't think we should stop and ask someone. Why would you listen to a complete stranger - I mean, how could he know where we're going?
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Computers will never take the place of books. You can't stand on a floppy disk to reach a high shelf. --Sam Ewing
Source: Pulpit Supply, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
A message from one of our readers, Kent Thomas:
Friday's WITandWISDOM contained a link to Spybot Search and Destroy. I'm a computer technician, and would like to point out that this program is a bit dangerous for the average computer user. If you fix all the problems that Spybot presents you with, you run a high risk of rendering your computer inoperable. This program is for the computer experts who know what can be fixed and not. Thus the program always flags a person on the first start up that it is to be used at your own risk.
However, there is a less destructive program that is kind of cool called Ad-Aware. You can download it from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
This one is less destructive, and simple enough for the average computer user to use without destroying their computer.