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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 10, 2004
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them! - Zig Ziglar, from Zig Ziglar's Little Book of Big Quotes

Source: Quote Lady's Quote of the Day, mailto:quote-a-day-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


The story is told of an artist who was engaged to paint a picture of a dying church. Those who commissioned him rather naturally expected that he would portray a ramshackle old structure set in the midst of a neglected yard overgrown with weeds, with broken windows, weather-beaten and unpainted walls, and surrounded by a general air of decrepitude.

Instead, the artist painted the picture of a stately building with expensive art glass windows, a considerable expanse of richly carved wood, a high pulpit, and comfortable pews. In the foyer, on a conspicuous corner of the wall, a box was fitted, across the front of which were the words "FOR MISSIONS." Over the little opening designed to receive the contributions there was a cobweb!

There is a profound truth underneath the artist's satire! A church may be meeting in a glorious Gothic cathedral, and yet be in the throes of death. The actual life of a Christian congregation cannot be measured by the building in which the people worship, but by their concern for the establishment of the kingdom of God on earth.

By Roy L. Smith, Signs of the Times, June 3, 1947

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c), Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com"target="blank">http://www.signstimes.com"target="blank">http://www.signstimes.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A pastor was doing his children's sermon with all the youngsters down front to hear the lesson.

He was discussing the story of Jonah. He quoted the scriptures from Jonah 1 and 2: "And the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah; and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, saying 'I called to the Lord our of my distress and He answered me.' ... and the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land" (Jonah 1:17; 2:2, 10).

When the pastor finished the quotation, he started trying to solicit input from the youngsters to help him complete his mini-sermon. He asked thoughtfully, "What does the fish vomiting Jonah out on dry land indicate to us today?"

One of the youngsters spoke with great enthusiasm for the entire congregation to hear, "It proves that even a fish can't stomach a bad preacher!"

Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2004 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.timothyreport.com


Just in case the Commander-In-Chief decides to recall any of us military retirees, I have been trying on the old uniforms. I want to be ready.

So far only the socks fit.

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

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

PowerToys are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released to manufacturing. They should perhaps be called PowerTools. They add fun and functionality to the Windows experience. They are available for free at Microsoft’s website. I am enjoying the use of the “Alt-Tab Replacement”. To learn about the PowerToys and down load them visit the following link. – Richard Wimer :o)


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