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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 5, 2007
Coming together is a beginning, Staying together is progress, Working together is success. - Henry Ford
Submitted by Braxton Hagele
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
An artist was asked to put on canvas what he considered to be the picture best symbolizing a decaying and dying church.
After several months, he returned and reported that he had finished the task. The hour arrived finally when the painting was to be unveiled.
Several people had already given their description of what they thought the church would look like. Some had said it would be a rundown building in great need of repair and paint. Weeds would be growing in the church yard, and there would be some broken window panes. Everyone in the group seemed to have the same picture in mind.
However, when the cloth was removed, a hush fell over the group. Everyone was stunned. Before their eyes was an absolutely beautiful church building. The grounds were well kept and the exterior of the building was in excellent condition.
After a few minutes, one person stepped forward and said to the artist, “I thought we asked you to paint a dying church?”
The artist smiled and invited everyone to step closer to the painting. He pointed through the windows to the empty pews and to the collection plate on the table. There was nothing in the plate but cobwebs.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. - Luke 12:34
A church and a person who is living and growing in Jesus will be giving generously to His work.
Source: KneEmail, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted by Malladi Murthy in India
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
A three year old boy went with his dad to see a new litter of kittens.
On returning home, he breathlessly informed his mother," There were two boy kittens and two girl kittens."
"How did you know that?" his mother asked.
"Daddy picked them up and looked underneath," he replied. "I think it's printed on the bottom.
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A Canadian teacher asked her class, "In which of his battles was General Brock killed?"
A little boy said, "His last."
Submitted by Drew
"Weeds on gravel walks may be destroyed and prevented from growing again by a copious dressing of the cheapest salt. This is a better method than hand-pulling, which disturbs the gravel and renders constant raking and rolling necessary. One application early in the season, and others as may be needed, while the weeds are small, will keep the walks clean and bright.
"Source: The Farm and Household Cyclopædia - circa 1888
Submitted by Lorraine