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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 29, 2007
Knowing what to say is not always necessary; just the presence of a caring friend can make a world of difference. - Sheri Curry
Submitted by Linda Berry
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
George Muller's biographer, A. T. Pierson, marvels that this "one poor man" in Bristol, England, "dependent on the help of God only in answer to prayer" had in his lifetime cared for over 10,000 orphans, building five spacious homes to house them. He had established day-schools and Sunday schools all over the world in which perhaps 150,000 children had been taught; he had put into circulation 2 million Bibles and Scripture portions; he had published more than 3 million books and tracts; and in addition he had liberally supported missionaries in many countries. So in his sixty years of remarkable ministry he had been entrusted by God with the stewardship of gifts which Dr. Pierson, writing in 1899, estimated must have amounted to 7.5 million dollars. Imagine how much that would be today!
What was the secret of Muller's phenomenally fruitful service for God and the human family Christ died to redeem? Asked that very question by a grateful admirer, he replied, bending lower and lower until almost touching the floor, "There was a day when I died, utterly died, died to George Muller, his opinions, preferences, tastes, and will--died to the world, its approval or censure; died to the approval or blame even of my brethren and friends-and since then I have studied only to show myself approved to God."
By Vernon Grounds, "Radical Commitment," (Multnomah Press, 1984), pp. 43-44, http://isbn.nu/9780880700511
Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2007 Swan Lake Communications, http://www.timothyreport.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
'I can't believe I ate that whole pineapple!' Bill said, dolefully.
'I haven't caught a fish all day!' Mike said, without debate.
'I won't let a stupid flat tire let me down,' Steve said, with despair.
'I keep banging my head on things.' Marty said, bashfully.
'That is the second time my teacher changed my grade.' Donna remarked.
'The fur is falling out of that mink coat,' Steven inferred.
'That's the second electric shock that I've gotten today!' Stew said, revolted.
'I'll just have to send that telegram again,' Samuel said, remorsefully.
'I've been sick and lost a lot of weight,' Rachel expounded.
Source: Smile a Day Newsletter (c), http://www.net153.com/best.htm
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
After spending 3 1/2 hours enduring the long lines , surly clerks and insane regulations at the department of motor vehicles, I stopped at a toy store to pick up a gift for my son.
I brought my selection a baseball bat to the cash register. "Cash or charge?" the clerk asked. "Cash," I snapped.
Then apologizing for my rudeness , I explained , "I've spent the afternoon at the motor vehicle bureau."
"Shall I gift-wrap the bat?" the clerk asked sweetly. "Or are you going back there?"
Submitted by PaulDmt
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman chased and caught a man who picked the lawmaker's pocket on Thursday night in Washington's Tony Georgetown neighborhood, a local television station reported.
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, a New Jersey Republican, was walking in the area when a group of young men came up behind him. Frelinghuysen felt someone grab at his wallet and when he turned, the would-be robber took off, WRC TV report.
Frelinghuysen, 61, gave chase and caught the suspect a short distance away. Two passing police officers saw the chase and arrested the 18-year-old suspect, the report said.
Frelinghuysen, a seven-term congressman, was not immediately reachable for comment.
Asked about the incident, a police spokesman confirmed that "something like that occurred tonight in Georgetown."
"I can't identify the surviving victim of any crime," he said. "But, I understand the victim has been calling the news media and telling them his story."
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Source: Reuters, http://reuters.com