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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 9, 2004
Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story. - Casey Stengel
Source: ToInspire Newsletter, http://www.toinspire.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A woman once wrote to tell "Dear Abby" that her husband of two years had had an affair with a young widow, who then carried his child. The wife wanted to die; she also wanted to kill her husband and the widow. But she knew those weren't the answers she needed. Instead she prayed to God, and the Lord gave her the strength to forgive both the husband and the widow.
The baby was born in the home of the husband and wife and raised as their own. He turned out to be their only child. In fifty years, wife and husband never discussed the incident again. "But," the wife wrote, "I've read the love and gratitude in his eyes a thousand times."
Source: Night Light: A Devotional for Couples, By Dobson, James C.; Dobson, Shirley Published by Multnomah Pub (September 1, 2000), ISBN: 1576736741, http://isbn.nu/1576736741
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
One-liners . . .
Female DNA to male DNA: "Do these genes make me look fat?"
Have you heard about the new diet for guitar players? It's the Chet Atkins diet. All you do is pick at your food.
What's large, gray, and doesn't matter? An irrelephant.
The Irish jig got started because there aren't enough restrooms in the pubs.
What do you call 50,000 geeks playing Monopoly? Microsoft.
From: from Garrison Keillor [A Prairie Home Companion]
Source: Flint Friday Funny, mailto:email@example.com?subject=Subscribe_Flint_Friday_Funny
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Two caterpillars are sitting on a leaf when a butterfly zooms by, startling them.
One turns to the other and says, "Boy, you'll never get ME up in one of those things."
Source: Pulpit Supply, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Gambling for money can produce a "high" similar to alcohol or drugs and may be just as addictive, say German researchers in a recent issue of Biological Psychiatry.
"Physiological responses to gambling enhance mood, and ... winning has the ability to produce a euphoric state," according to a research team from Germany who studied the responses of 10 men playing blackjack at a casino.
When playing for money, the men's heart rates and hormonal secretions rose considerably more than when they played the same game without betting.
That release of hormones, producing a "rush" of excitement, could explain why people repeat the process and become addicted to gambling, the researchers note.
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm