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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 9, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Rather than always focusing on what's urgent, learn to focus on what is really important. - Stephen Covey

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


When we find something we like at the store, one of the first things we do is look at the price tag.

"Whoa! It looks really cute hanging right there on that rack!"

Wouldn't it be nice if temptation were the same way, if we understood the cost of sin right up front?

If the forbidden fruit had been rotten and crawling with worms, do you think Eve would have taken any? But Genesis tells us, "When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it."

She acted on her immediate desires without looking at the price tag.

You'll be faced with a lot of decisions today. Would you ask God to give you discernment?

He can help you recognize the cost of sin, no matter how attractive it looks at the moment.

By Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Source: Monday Fodder by Dave Aufrance, Missionary in Hongkong

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


A fine is a tax you pay for doing wrong, and a tax is a fine you pay for doing all right.

Everybody should pay his income tax with a smile. I tried it, but they wanted cash.

I went to Washington and visited the Tax Department. I just wanted to see the people I'm working for.

I'm putting all my money in taxes--it is the only thing sure to go up.

Patrick Henry should come back to see what taxation with representation is like.

A taxpayer is a person who has the government on his payroll.

As quoted in Bob Phillips, Phillips' Book of Great Thoughts & Funny Sayings, (Wheaton, IL, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 1993), p. 306.

Source: A Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose


A colleague and I had a free afternoon during a business trip. We decided to go shopping and were told there was a mall farther down on the same street as our hotel. The weather had turned unfriendly, and huge snowflakes blurred our vision as we trudged on to the nearest bus stop. After a considerable wait, the bus finally arrived. We shook off the snow, boarded and asked the driver to let us know when we reached our destination. With a friendly smile, he said: "Don't sit down. The next stop is yours."

Submitted by Lorraine

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

What candy bar was named after its inventor's family horse?

A: Snickers
B: Almond Joy
C: Mars Bar
D: Baby Ruth

The answer is shown after the Trivia section.

Source: Sunday Funnies, http://www.net153.com/best.htm

What candy bar was named after its inventor's family horse?

A. Snickers -- Introduced by Frank and Ether Mars in 1930, the Snickers bar was named after their family horse.


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