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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 20, 2007
Character is what a person is in the dark. – Author Unknown
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Perhaps the greatest secret of the saints of old was their ability to praise God amid the afflictions of life.
Saint Francis de Sales (1567 – 1622) once wrote to a friend who was undergoing stresses at home, saying, "The many troubles in your household will tend to your edification, if you strive to bear them all in gentleness, patience, and kindness. Keep this ever before you, and remember constantly that God's loving eyes are upon you amid all these little worries and vexations, watching whether you take them as He would desire. Offer up all such occasions to Him; and if sometimes you are put out and give way to impatience, do not be discouraged, but make haste to regain your lost composure."
Do you have an area of frustration, fear, fretting, pain, or stress? Don't be ashamed about it, but glorify God in the midst of it and let Him use it for the edification of your soul.
Special Quote: You had better make up your mind to accept what you cannot alter. You can live a beautiful life in the midst of your present circumstances. - J. R. Miller
By David Jeremiah
Source: Turning Point Daily Devotional
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
After having dug to a depth of 10 meters last year, Scottish scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.
Not to be outdone by the Scots, in the weeks that followed, British scientists dug to a depth of 20 meters, and shortly after, headlines in the UK newspapers read: "British archaeologists have found traces of 200 year old copper wire and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the Scots."
One week later, "The Klub", a Sunburg, Minnesota newspaper reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 meters in corn fields near Games Lake, Ole Johnson, a self taught archeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Ole has therefore concluded that 300 years ago Norwegians in Minnesota were already using cell phones.
Submitted by Orvie Jensen
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A good piece of chocolate has about 200 calories. As I enjoy 2 servings per night, and a few more on weekends. I consume 3,500 calories of chocolate in a week, which equals one pound of weight per week.
In the last 3 1/2 years, I have had chocolate caloric intake of about 180 pounds, and I only weigh 165 pounds, so without chocolate, I would have wasted away to nothing about 3 months ago!
I owe my life to chocolate.
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