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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 1, 2007
The angry word is a blow struck at our brother, a stab at his heart: it seeks to hit, to hurt, and to destroy. A deliberate insult is worse, for we openly disgrace our brother in the eyes of the world, causing others to despise him. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Source: Pulpit Supply, http://lively.ca/mailman/listinfo/pulpitsupply_lively.ca
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:14-16).
Heather Mercer and Dayna Curry were imprisoned for showing the JESUS film in Afghanistan. They spent three months in a harsh Taliban prison cell with a makeshift toilet and no shower.
But despite their circumstances, Heather and Dayna faithfully sang and worshipped God every night.
After many nights of hearing their praises, a Taliban guard stationed outside their prison cell gave his life to Christ. The guard said, “I decided that any God who would cause His children to worship Him in such a place must be real.”
Your life CAN make a difference!
By Vonette Bright
Source: Christian Women Today, http://tinyurl.com/36of22
Submitted by Malladi Murthy in India
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Tom was in his early 50s, retired and started a second career. However, he just couldn't seem to get to work on time. Every day, he was five, 10, 15 minutes late. But, he was a good worker and real sharp, so the boss was in a quandary about how to deal with it.
Finally, one day he called Tom into his office for a talk. "Tom, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic. You do a bang- up job, but your being late so often is quite bothersome."
"Yes, I know boss and I am working on it."
"Well good, you are a team player. That's what I like to hear. It's odd though, your coming in late. I know you're retired from the Air Force. What did they say if you came in late there"?
"They said, 'Good morning, General.'"
Submitted by B. B.
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Someone overheard an airplane passenger who, when queried by the stewardess as to his class, responded by saying. "Lower middle, I guess."
Submitted by Marty
A quote from yesterday's WITandWISDOM:
"Who wants to show you off to the world when you are in your sweats."
A WITandWISDOM subscriber replies:
I remember back before 1958 a young teacher, Lois Taylor, at our high school, Brookville High School, Brookville, Indiana. She taught Home Economics. She was quite clever and one who was used to getting things done like heavy yard work. She had been to a formal ball with a guy she liked a lot. She told the girls in our class it had been one of the nicest events she had been to in her life.
Sometime later she was out in the yard really giving it a going over, had dug up some dead shrubs, replaced them and in the process had worked up quite a sweat, was dirty, etc. The guy drives up to her house completely unexpected, comes over to her, gives her a big kiss, and proceeds to propose marriage.
She was completely dumb founded. Eventually she accepted. She said she could have imagined him proposing after the ball, but if he could do it when she was grubby, she figured it was the real thing. – R P Cly (Now retired.)