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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 24, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." - Lin Yutang

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


Some three hundred and fifty years ago, a shipload of pioneers landed on the northeast coast of America. The first year, they established a town. The next year, they elected a town government. During the third year, the town government revealed plans to build a road five miles west into the wilderness.

In the fourth year, the people tried to impeach their government because they thought it a waste of public money to construct a road five miles westward into an unknown territory. United, they voiced the opinion, "Why go there?"

These people had once had no trouble envisioning their own travel across three-thousand miles of ocean or setting their minds on overcoming the great hardships they knew such a voyage and new life would entail. But in four short years, they could not see five miles out of town! They had lost their pioneering spirit and their vision for what might be achieved.

We lose heart any time we allow a difficult situation to rob us of our God-given vision to see a better tomorrow, to see a fallen person regroup, to see a task becoming easier, or to see talent emerging from a quiet and withdrawn person.

Ask God to renew your vision and your courage.

From: http://www.oakhillbaptistchurch.net/lessons.html

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

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

You Might Be A School Teacher If ....

You believe the playground should be equipped with Ritalin salt lick.

You want to hit the next person who says, "Must be nice to work 8 to 3:30 and have summers off.

You can tell it's a full moon or if it going to rain, snow, hail.. anything!!! without ever looking outside.

When out in public, you feel the urge to snap your fingers at children you do not know and correct their behavior.

You laugh uncontrollably when people refer to the staff room as the "lounge."

Meeting a child's parent helps answers the question, "Why is this kid like this?"

Submitted by B. B.


Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical. A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm. A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, 'You're really doing great, aren't you?'

Morris replied, 'Just doing what you said, Doc: 'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.''

The doctor said, 'I didn't say that. I said, 'You've got a heart murmur; be careful.''

Submitted by Orvie Jensen

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Quiz: What's the right pet for you?

If you're thinking about getting a pet, consider your lifestyle more than appearance. Based on details about you and your family, this not-so-scientific quiz will match you with the right kind of pet(s).

1. How would you describe your family?
A Clean freaks (1 pt.)
B Moderately clean (3 pts.)
C A little disorganized -- who isn't these days? But at least we try to clean up when people come to visit (6 pts.)
D Chaos is our middle name -- and we're not ashamed (7 pts.)

2. Which matches your family's schedule?
A We're constantly traveling -- the neighbors don't believe anyone lives in our house (0 pts.)
B We're home only in the evening, and even then we're in and out (3 pts.)
C We're busy, but relish the time we spend at home (4 pts.)
D We're homebodies (6 pts.)

3. What is your family's lifestyle?
A We're retired and unable to do a lot at this time in our lives (1 pt.)
B We're lazy -- our idea of exercise is reaching for the remote (2 pts.)
C We're active and like to be outside (6 pts.)
D We like to keep busy, but we're also homebodies (7 pts.)

4. Describe the personalities of your household members.
A Like Howard Hughes, we're recluses (0 pts.)
B We're quiet and keep to ourselves, although friends and family members visit (2 pts.)
C We like to get out and make new friends on the street, in the grocery, wherever we are (6 pts.)
D We like to show off what we have -- we were the first on our block to get an Xbox 360 (8 pts.)

5. What is your pet-owning history?
A We've never had a pet before (1 pt.)
B One of us had a pet as a kid, but not since then (3 pts.)
C We're experienced pet owners, but we have pretty much stuck to dogs and cats (5 pts.)
D We've always had a zoo in our home (8 pts.)

6. How tolerant are you?
A We're the first to complain about noisy neighbors or trash on the street (0 pts.)
B We're not especially tolerant, but over time we gradually accept change (3 pts.)
C We're tolerant and can pretty much go with the flow (6 pts.)
D We can put up with pretty much anything -- throw it at us and we'll find a way to deal with it (8 pts.)

7. Which describes your sense of humor?
A We have none (0 pts.)
B We're a pretty serious bunch (1 pt.)
C About average (5 pts.)
D We never get upset -- we always laugh it off (8 pts.)

8. How does your family dress?
A We're so conservative, we wear shoes to bed (0 pts.)
B We rarely wear ratty clothes, even at home (1 pt.)
C We're into the latest fashions -- if it's chic, we have it (6 pts.)
D We wear jeans and dress down whenever possible (7 pts.)

9. What are your sleeping habits?
A We're light sleepers and can't deal with being woken up from a sound sleep (1 pt.)
B We hate to deviate from our sleep schedule. We use weekends to catch up on our ZZZs (2 pts.)
C We're night owls and nap during the day (3 pts.)
D We get up at the crack of dawn, or we sleep when we sleep -- we're pretty flexible that way (7 pts.)

10. Which describes your family's vacation habits?
A We love our vacations and often travel for weeks or months at a time (0 pts.)
B We travel a lot, but we have many relatives and friends who live nearby (3 pts.)
C We take the whole family on vacation and typically travel by car. We don't stay in fancy places, but we spend lots of time outdoors (5 pts.)
D We pretty much never go anywhere (8 pts.)


Up to 9 pts. Get a beta fish or a hermit crab -- that's about all you can handle.

10 to 28 pts. You're most suited for a feline friend (or two), a gerbil or hamster, or perhaps rescuing a senior dog.

29 to 42 pts. Your best choice is a canine companion (or two). If you scored under 35 points, one dog and one cat may be a better option than two dogs.

43 to 53 pts. A pet reflects your character, and you want people to know it. You're the perfect candidate to consider a snake, sugar glider or other exotic pet. If you prefer a dog, you're up for the challenge and can deal with a very active one, even an intense border collie.

54 to 64 pts. A dog (or two) is easy. You have the skill and sense of humor to deal with a high-maintenance pet, such as a large parrot or ferret.

65 to 74 pts. You're in the pet big leagues. You'll be happiest with a combination of pets. Just having one kitty or bunny simply wouldn't be enough fun.

By Contributing Editor Steve Dale

Source: USA Weekend, April 20 - 22, 2007, http://usaweekend.com

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