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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 12, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances, but to everyone all the time." - Thomas J. Watson

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php


What is our country's biggest problem? A lack of a father's blessing. The FBI studied the 17 kids that have shot their classmates in little towns like Paducah, Kentucky; Pearl, Mississippi; and Littleton, Colorado. All 17 shooters had only one thing in common: they had a father problem. I see it so much; it's just unbelievable. There's something about it when a man doesn't get along with his father. It makes him mean; it makes him dangerous; it makes him angry.

On the day before Father's Day, I was in North Carolina in a juvenile prison. I ate lunch with three boys. I asked the first boy, "Is your dad coming to see you tomorrow on Father's Day?" He said, "No, he's not coming."

"Why not?"

"He's in prison."

I asked the second boy the same question and got the same answer. I asked the third one why his dad wasn't coming, and he said: "He got out of prison about nine months ago, and he's doing good, and I'm proud of my father. He's really going to be a good dad to me, and he's going to go straight."

I could tell he was protesting so strongly because something was still wrong. So I said, "How many times has he been here to see you since he got out nine months ago?"

He said, "He hasn't made it out yet."

"Why not?"

"Well, he lives way, way away."

"Where does he live?"

"He lives in Durham."

Durham was only 2 hours away. I had come 1,500 miles to visit the boy. His dad couldn't come two hours? There are a lot of fathers who are really deserters. When I'm in a prison, I always challenge inmates to bless their kids. If you want to keep your kids out of prison, bless them.

Citation: Bill Glass, "The Power of a Father's Blessing," Christianity Today (January 2006), p. 48, http://isbn.nu/0757302505

Source: Preaching Today, http://tinyurl.com/328jd

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Reasons to Become a Nurse

1. Pays better than fast food, though the hours aren't as good.

2. Fashionable shoes and uniforms.

3. Needles: It's better to give than to receive.

4. Reassure your patients that all bleeding stops eventually.

5. Expose yourself to rare, exotic, & exciting new diseases.

6. Interesting aromas.

7. Courteous & infallible doctors who always leave clear orders in perfectly legible handwriting.

8. Do enough charting to navigate around the world.

9. Celebrate the holidays with all your friends, at work.

10. Take comfort that most of your patients survive no matter what you do to them.

Source: ArcaMax - Jokes, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44


In a student's first chemistry course, some time is spent studying the periodic table of elements. Many examples are used to explain the use of the word periodic. An examination of successively larger elements shows that there is repetition of their physical properties at regular intervals. A frequently asked question on the test at the end of this unit is: "Explain why the table of elements is said to be periodic. Illustrate your answer with several examples." One student had at least caught on to the idea of repetition. He answered: "Periodic means repetition. We use the table several times a week. Examples: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday."

Submitted by Lorraine

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Herndon, Abraham Lincoln’s law partner, relates an instance of Lincoln’s honesty and his horror of a lie. Herndon drew up a dilatory plea for the purpose of delaying a case. When it came to Lincoln, he asked:

“Is this founded on fact?” When told it was merely to save their client, Lincoln replied:

“You know it is a sham, and a sham is very often but another name for a lie. Don’t let it go on record. The cursed thing may come staring us in the face long after this suit is forgotten.”

By H. S. Prenier, January 1943

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) DATE, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

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