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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 20, 2004
"There is scarcely an instance of a man who has made a fortune by speculation and kept it." - Andrew Carnegie
Source: DailyInBox: Quotes From The Masters, http://your.dailyinbox.com/qftm/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
We knew a lovely couple in Dallas a number of yeas ago. He sold his business at a loss, went into vocational Christian work, and things got rather rough. There were four kids in the family, One night at family worship, Timmy, the youngest boy, said, "Daddy, do you think Jesus would mind if I asked Him for a shirt?"
'Well, no, of course not. Let's write that down in our prayer request book, Mother."
So she wrote down "shirt for Timmy" and she added "size seven.' You can be sure that every day Timmy saw to it that they prayed for the shirt. One Saturday the mother received a telephone call from a clothier in downtown Dallas, a Christian businessman. "I've finished my July clearance sale and knowing that you have four boys it occurred to me that you might use something we have left. Could you use some boys' shirts?"
She said, "What size?"
"How many do you have?" She asked hesitantly.
He said, "Twelve."
Many of us might have taken the shirts, stuffed them in the bureau drawer, and made some casual comment to the children. Not this wise set of parents. That night, as expected, Timmy said, "Don't forget, Mommy, let's pray for the shirt."
Mommy said, 'We don't have to pray for the shirt, Timmy."
"The Lord has answered our prayer."
"Right." So, as previously arranged, brother Tommy goes out and gets one shirt, brings it in, and puts it down on the table. Little Timmy's eyes are like saucers. Tommy goes out and get another shirt and brings it in. Out, back, out, back, until he piles twelve shirts on the table, and Timmy thinks God is going into the shirt business. But you know, there is a little kid in Dallas today by the name of Timothy who believes there is a God in heaven interested enough in his needs to provide boys with shirts.
By Howard Hendricks
Source: Christian Voices, http://www.christianvoices.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A women's lib speaker was addressing a large group and said, "Where would man be today if it were not for woman?" She paused a moment and looked around the room.
"I repeat, where would man be today if it were not for woman?"
From the back of the room came a voice, "He'd be in the Garden of Eden eating strawberries."
Source: Laugh & Lift, http://www.premiumhealth.com/laughlift/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
“My talent is to speak my mind,” said a hotheaded woman to John Wesley.
“Woman, God wouldn’t care a bit if you would bury that talent!” replied Mr. Wesley
From: Serve Him With Mirth by Leslie B Flynn
This is a free e-book download.
This omelet costs $1,000
The Associated Press - New York
It's not made of gold — just eggs, lobster, caviar and a few trimmings.
But an omelet on the menu of a swanky Manhattan hotel will set you back $1,000, plus tip.
The omelet, which debuted May 5 at Norma's restaurant in Le Parker Meridien hotel on
West 57th Street and is billed as the "Zillion Dollar Frittata," has six eggs, a lobster and — here's the kicker — 10 ounces of sevruga caviar.
The restaurant pays $65 an ounce for the caviar, according to Norma's general manager, Steven Pipes.
No one has ordered it yet.
To make a reservation visit: http://calendarlive.opentable.com/restaurant_profile.asp?ID=2040
Source: Peninsula Daily News, May 18, 2004, http://peninsuladailynews.com