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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 5, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Some people are making such thorough preparations for a rainy day that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine. Author Unknown

Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://www.kalama.com/~carola/


One of the greatest preachers who ever lived, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, called the "prince of preachers," loved to tell this story:

It seems there was a duke who once boarded a galley ship and went below to talk to the convicts manning the oars. When he asked several of them what their crimes were, almost every man claimed that he was innocent, blaming someone else, or even accused the judge of taking a bribe.

There was one young man whose reply was different. He said. "I deserve to be here, sir. I stole some money. No one is at fault but me. I am guilty."

When the duke heard this he shouted, "You scoundrel, you! What are you doing here among all these honest men? Get out of their company at once!" The duke ordered the young prisoner to be released.

So, the young man was set free, while the rest of the prisoners were left to continue to tug at the oars. The key to his freedom was his admission of guilt.

This is a picture of salvation. Until one is willing to admit, "I am a sinner in need of salvation," one cannot experience freedom from guilt and condemnation.

Source: Christian Voices, http://www.christianvoices.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A newspaper story once related that a mother of eight from Darlington, Maryland, had been visiting next door. When she returned home she went into the living room where she saw her five youngest children huddled in the center of the floor - on her new carpet - very much involved with something wiggly and squirmy.

The perplexed mother looked closer. To her total dismay, she discovered that the children were gathered around a family of skunks.

In her horror she screamed, "Run, children, run!"

They did. Each child grabbed a skunk and ran.

From: Steve Goodier's book Prescription For Peace, 60-second readings to help you build a better life. http://lifesupportsystem.com/books.html

Source: Monday Fodder


Three little boys were bragging about how tough they were. "I'm so tough", said the first boy, "that I can wear out a pair of shoes in a week".

"Well", said the second little boy, "I'm so tough, I can wear out a pair of jeans in a day".

"That's nothing", said the third boy. "When my parents take me to see my grandma and grandpa, I can wear them out in a hour".

Source: Hover Dog's Good Jokes,

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How tough is it in a crocodile's innards?

The digestive juices of crocodiles contain so much hydrochloric acid that they have dissolved iron spearheads and 6-inch steel hooks that the crocodiles have swallowed.

Source: ArcaMax Trivia, http://www.arcamax.com/cgi-bin/reg

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