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WITandWISDOM(tm) – February 1, 2007
"You have a calling which exists only for you and which only you can fulfill." - Dr. Naomi Stephan
Source: TIPS by Dr Philip E. Humbert, Copyright (c) 2007, all rights reserved. U.S. Library of Congress ISSN: 1529-059X, http://www.philiphumbert.com
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
I first heard about Alex and his mom, Diane, from his first grade teacher - my daughter. She had asked me to pray for him, and it wrenched my heart as she explained the circumstances. Alex's mom was dying of cancer and wasn't expected to live much longer. In early December the doctors admitted her to the hospital for what they considered to be the final time.
A friend of mine took a small white lace angel to Diane's bedside, to remind Alex that his mom would always be in the presence of angels. Diane died two weeks before Christmas. Alex and his father took the little angel home and placed it on top of their tree.
When Alex returned to his first grade classroom, he brought the little white angel to show his classmates. He carefully put it in a little box and handled it, oh, so lovingly! His classmates had known of Alex's mother serious illness, and as he showed them this wondrous angel, he said that his mother now resided in heaven.
I happened to stop by their classroom that day, and Alex opened the box and showed me the angel. Tears ran down my face as I hugged Alex. Before I knew it, one of his classmates was tugging at my skirt. She held in her hand an angel made from a Kleenex and scotch tape, and as she handed it to me, she said "here, this one is for you!" How very sweet, I thought, and delightfully thanked her.
That evening I spoke with my daughter on the phone, and she told me that shortly after I left the classroom, she looked around, and this little girl had made Kleenex angels for the entire class!!! They were everywhere- on desktops, backpacks, a few dropped on the floor, and some in the pockets or hands of the precious first graders. This child demonstrated God's love in action. She wanted to remind all of us about God and His ministering angels. May we all have that type of a heart today and everyday throughout the year ... a heart ready to share God's love with all who cross our path.
Devotion written by : Marion Smith, http://dailywisdom.gospelcom.net/
Source: Marcella's Inspiring Collection http://tinyurl.com/w9nb9
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Classes For Men At The Learning Center For Adults
Note: Due to the complexity and difficulty level of their contents, class sizes will be limited to 8 participants maximum.
How To Fill Up The Ice Cube Trays --- Step by Step, with Slide Presentation
Meets 4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.
The Toilet Paper Roll --- Does It Change Itself?
Round Table Discussion.
Meets 2 weeks! , Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours.
Fundamental Differences Between The Laundry Hamper and The Floor ---
Pictures and Explanatory Graphics.
Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks.
After Dinner Dishes --- Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Kitchen Sink?
Examples on Video.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM
Loss Of Identity --- Losing The Remote To Your Significant Other.
Help Line Support and Support Groups.
Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM
Learning How To Find Things --- Starting With Looking In The Right Places
And Not Turning The House Upside Down While Screaming.
Open Forum . Monday at 8:00 PM, 2 hours.
Health Watch --- Bringing Her Flowers Is Not Harmful To Your Health.
Graphics and Audio Tapes.
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.
Real Men Ask For Directions When Lost --- Real Life Testimonials.
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Location to be determined.
Is It Genetically Impossible To Sit Quietly While She Parallel Parks?
4 weeks, Saturday's noon, 2 hours.
Learning to Live --- Basic Differences Between Mother and Wife.
Online Classes and role-playing .
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, location to be determined
How to be the Ideal Shopping Companion
Relaxation Exercises, Meditation and Breathing Techniques.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.
How to Fight Cerebral Atrophy --- Remembering Birthdays, Anniversaries and Other Important Dates and Calling When You're Going To Be Late.
Cerebral Shock Therapy Sessions and Full Lobotomies Offered.
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.
The Stove/Oven --- What It Is and How It Is Used
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM, location to be determined.
Upon completion of any of the above courses, diplomas will be issued to the survivors.
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Fresh out of high school, I found a job cleaning the elegant home of an older couple. Among other duties, I had to dust their many imported carvings and petrified collectibles as well as pick up after their pets.
One day I was astonished to find two ivory fossils lying on the floor beside the bookcase. I quickly picked them up and put them back on the shelf. The next week the same thing happened.
That afternoon my employer came into the parlor, her faithful canine behind her. Looking around, she eyed the bookcase. "Tippy," she asked the dog, "how do your bones keep getting up there?"
Source: Pulpit Supply, http://lively.ca/mailman/listinfo/pulpitsupply_lively.ca
The Jordan River flows from the top of Mount Herman where the snow melts and travels down to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea.
For the most part the Jordan River is neither beautiful nor peaceful. It is 25 percent mud and plunges downhill at a furious pace, falling nine feet per mile.
It was in this river that an event occurred that influenced the course of history. This river Jordan where, as the Bible tells us, Jesus was baptized, is now a border between the two hostile nations of Israel and Syria for thirty miles.
Amid the not-so-beautiful, sometimes furious river east of Jericho, there is a peaceful and beautiful bend called the ‘Ford of the Partridge.’ It’s a place of great beauty, shaded by willows and eucalyptus trees, much as it was in New Testament times. According to tradition, Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist in this very place.
From: Jack Gulledge, Ideas and Illustrations for Inspirational Talks, (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1986), 10-11, http://isbn.nu/0805450173
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