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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 23, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

I want people who are sick to know that a good life doesn’t need to be a long life; that they can live the life God gave them, not the life they wish God gave them.? - Cubby De Prince (8 year old AIDS patient)


My husband, whom our grandchildren have named Papa, and I drive two vehicles each week in order to take our grandchildren to church. One week I was driving home from church with 12-year-old Morgan in the front passenger seat. In the back seat were Brittany, 6, and Victoria, 3.

After a few miles Brittany started singing softly "Jesus Loves Me." At that Victoria spoke up and told Brittany that her Sabbath school teacher had told them a story about Jesus.

Brittany asked, "What's He like?"

I was totally overwhelmed with the realization of our responsibility as parents and grandparents when Victoria calmly and matter-of-factly said, "He's like Papa."

By Lana Turner Wright, Rochester, New York

Source: Adventist Review, ISSN 0161-1119, (c) December 2003, http://www.adventistreview.org/

Submitted by Mary Thayne

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Finally a Barbie I can relate to. At long last, here are some “NEW Barbie dolls” to coincide with her and OUR aging gracefully. These are a bit more realistic...

Bifocals Barbie. Comes with her own set of blended-lens fashion frames in six wild colors (half-frames too!), neck chain, and large-print editions of Vogue.

Flabby Arms Barbie. Hide Barbie's droopy triceps with these new, roomier-sleeved gowns. Good news on the tummy front, two-Muumuus with tummy-support panels are included.

Bunion Barbie. Years of disco dancing in stiletto heels have definitely taken their toll on Barbie's dainty arched feet. Soothe her sores with the pumice stone and plasters, then slip on soft terry mules.

No-More-Wrinkles Barbie. Erase those pesky crow's-feet and lip lines with a tube of Skin Sparkle-Spackle, from Barbie's own line of exclusive age-blasting cosmetics.

Soccer Mom Barbie. All that experience as a cheerleader is really paying off as Barbie dusts off her old high school megaphone to root for Babs and Ken, Jr. Comes with minivan in robin-egg blue or white and cooler filled with doughnut holes and fruit punch.

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


I'm a customer service representative for a phone company, and one day someone called to place an order for new services. After gathering his personal information, I advised the customer that he'd have to provide proof of residence: a rent receipt, credit card bill, whatever.

A few days later, I received a picture in the mail. It was of a man pointing to the house behind him.

Source: Pulpit Supply, mailto:pulpit-supply-subscribe@strategicnetwork.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

See How We Grow

As the clock ticks, our USA’s population increases. The rate of growth is 35% faster than it was 20 years ago, due primarily to greater immigration. Here is how it adds up:

Add: 1 birth every 8 seconds

Subtract: 1 death every 12 seconds

Add: 1 immigrant every 25 seconds

Equals: 1 more American every 12 seconds

Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) April 2004, http://www.readersdigest.com/

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