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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 16, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Let your children go if you want to keep them.

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies


The local sheriff had decided to tighten the requirements for his deputies. Each man had to qualify on the firing range, and the distance had been extended from 15 yards to 25 yards. So the deputies gathered to try their hand at hitting the target at the increased distance. Each man had 18 seconds to get off 12 shots.

The best shot in the area is also our personal friend. The day before the trials he had been fitted with his first pair of trifocal glasses. When his time came to shoot, he drew a bead on the target.

"Suddenly,” as he told me later, "I began to perspire. And when I perspire, my glasses fog up. There I was with a bead drawn on the target, and all I could see was fog.

"Then I remembered what our old Navy instructor had taught us: 'If [for some reason] you ever lose sight of the target,' he said, 'just remember your position.'

"So," our friend said, "I just held my position and pulled the trigger as fast as I could. By then I had fewer than 18 seconds, but I got off all 12 shots. When I took off my glasses and wiped them, I had hit the bull's-eye every time."

There are times when we, for some reason, lose sight of our target—which is to glorify our Lord. The world is too much with us. Tears blur our vision. Unexplained tragedy raises questions that cannot be answered and shakes our faith to its foundations.

Then we must remember our position, for the Christian’s position, is "in Christ." If we just "remember our position," we won't miss.

By Ruth Bell Graham, Legacy of a Pack Rat, Nashville, Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1989, p. 42, http://isbn.nu/0840790856

Submitted by Pastor John L. Bechtel, http://www.tagnet.org/fremont/

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

The State of Florida had a problem. The drug busts over the years had filled their storage areas with Marijuana.

It was decided the only option was to burn all of the Marijuana on hand.

The eventful day a huge mound of Marijuana was torched. The fire raged and the smoke of the weed raised in a large cloud. At this time a flock of tern's flew through this cloud.

A group of forest rangers were sent out to assure the well-being of the Terns .

They followed this flock until they finally landed.

The rangers sneaking upon the terns were able to observe and issue a report that read: Not a tern was left unstoned.

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


Seen in a John Deere sales office:

The only machine we don't stand behind is our manure spreader.

Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Is Anyone Buried on the Moon?

The final resting place for Dr. Eugene Shoemaker the Moon. The famed U.S. Geological Survey astronomer had trained the Apollo mission astronauts about craters, but never made it into space. Dr. Shoemaker had wanted to be an astronaut but was rejected because of a medical problem. His ashes were placed on board the Lunar Prospector spacecraft before it was launched on January 6, 1998. NASA crashed the probe into a crater on the moon on July 31, 1999, in an attempt to learn if there is water on the Moon.

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

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