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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 6, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority; the test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. - Ralph W. Stockton

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


The Cowboy And The Church
(A parable)

One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to begin.

Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were very worn and ragged. In his hand he carried a worn out old hat and an equally worn out bible.

The church he entered was in a very upscale and exclusive part of the city. It was the largest and most beautiful church the old cowboy had ever seen. The people of the congregation were all dressed with expensive clothes and accessories.

As the cowboy took a seat, the others moved away from him. No one greeted, spoke to, or welcomed him. They were all appalled at his appearance and did not attempt to hide it.

The preacher gave a long sermon about Hellfire and brimstone and a stern lecture on how much money the church needed to do God's work.

As the old cowboy was leaving the church, the preacher approached him and asked the cowboy to do him a favor. "Before you come back in here again, have a talk with God and ask him what He thinks would be appropriate attire for worship." The old cowboy assured the preacher he would.

The next Sunday, he showed back up for the services wearing the same ragged jeans, shirt, boots, and hat. Once again he was completely shunned and ignored.

The preacher approached the man and said, "I thought I asked you to speak to God before you came back to our church."

"I did," replied the old cowboy.

"If you spoke to God, what did he tell you the proper attire should be for worshiping in here?" asked the preacher.

"Well, sir, God told me that He didn't have a clue what I should wear."

"He said He'd never been in this church before."

Submitted by Sharon Hamel

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A neighbor phoned police to say the noise from his neighbor’s home was "unbearably loud" - and that no one had answered the door.

The police forced their way into the house and found the dog sitting on the couch in front of the television - with its paw on the remote control.

Police in Geislingen, Germany, said Bruno the Alsatian cross managed to switch on the television using the remote control.

It then appears he put his paw on the gadget, pressing the volume up to the full.

Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com


When a new child visited our Sunday school, the teacher greeted him and asked his age. The little boy held up four fingers.

"Oh, you're 4," said the teacher. "And when will you be 5?"

The child stared at her and after a few seconds replied, "When I hold up the other finger."

Source: Top Greetings

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

The is first

You're probably scratching your head wondering what I'm talking about in the subject. Today's site is a collection of the most commonly used words in the English language.

There are over 85,000 words used in WordCount. Each word is scaled to its frequency. The more it's used, the larger it is in relation to others.

Number 1 on the list is the word "the." The last word on the list is conquistador. Just enter a word to find its ranking. It's pretty neat!


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