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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 2, 2007
Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve.
You don't have to have a college degree to serve.
You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day,
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Paul Murphy, an Irish-American, was in his day the world’s champion chess player. A friend of his once took him to see a painting in a famous art gallery, thinking he would be interested because of the subject. It depicted a young man staring in despair at a chessboard, while across the table sat the devil with a leering look as he watched the young man’s agony. The title explained it all: “Checkmated.”
Murphy gazed at the picture intently, studying every position of the chessmen; then suddenly he shouted, “Bring me a chessboard. I can save him yet!” His mastermind had noted one last move which could save the situation.
In the game of life Jesus Christ has a thousand ways to help us of which we know nothing. And that help can come at the time when we have reached the end of our resources and gaze in despair at the hopelessness of it all.
By R. W. Engstrom
Source: These Times, Copyright (c) August 1959, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
When my best friend, James, came home on his first Army leave, my little brother asked him what he did in the service. "I do calisthenics, shoot guns and follow orders," James replied. Walking in town that day, James and I ran into a buddy who also asked him what he did in the Army. James gave the same reply: "I do calisthenics, shoot guns and follow orders." A while later, we met a former classmate, an attractive woman, and she asked the same question. This time, James said, "I'm studying communications, learning foreign languages and traveling around the world."
Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by John D. Angleton
Source: America In Uniform, http://www.beliefnet.com/user/newsletter_choose.asp
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A man was annoyed when his wife told him that a car had backed into her, damaging a fender, and that she hadn't gotten the license number. "What kind of car was he driving?" the husband asked.
"I don't know," she said. "I never can tell one car from another."
At that, the man decided the time had come for a learning course, and for the next few days, whenever they were driving, he made her name each car they passed until he was satisfied that she could recognize every make.
About a week later she bounded in with a pleased expression on her face. "Darling," she said. "I hit a Buick!"
Source: Good, Clean Funnies, http://www.slonet.org/~tellswor
"Aunt Effie" Linquist has attended the First Baptist Church in Keokuk, Iowa, regularly for the last 88 years. Since 1888, she hasn't missed a Christmas or Easter service. During that time 15 different pastors have served her church. She has listened to over 8,000 sermons, attended more than 4,000 prayer meetings, and said over 29,000 bedtime prayers.
Mrs. Linquist taught Sunday school for over 50 years, and several of her former Sunday school students are now in the ministry.
Pulpit Pieces Weekly, http://www.net153.com/best.htm