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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 15, 2007
The question is not whether we will die but how we will live.
Source: Guideposts, Copyright (c) March 2007, http://www.guideposts.org
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A story is told of a man taking a trip on an old wooden sailing ship. He was out on the deck one day and saw one of the crew-members climbing the ropes, going up to the crow’s nest. When he was about half way up, the ship pitched to one side and he was thrown overboard.
When he hit the water, he began to scream for help, and flail his arms wildly, as he struggled to survive. The traveler watched as a sailor walked over to the rail of the ship, and calmly observed the man in the water. After a short while the man in the water tired, and began to sink. Immediately the sailor standing by the rail jumped overboard, and rescued the drowning victim.
After both men were safely on board, the traveler went over to the rescuer and asked, “why did you wait so long to jump in the water and rescue this man?”
He calmly replied, "I have found that as long as a man is struggling in the water, there is a greater chance that he will get us both drowned if I jump in too quickly, and try to save him." I have learned that it is better to let them struggle awhile, and when they come to the end of their own strength, I can then jump in and rescue them.
My friend, are you like the drowning man in the story? Have you fallen from your place of comfort and safety, and you are now struggling just to survive? Have you cried out to God to come and rescue you immediately? It is possible that the Lord is waiting until you have come to the end of yourself, and stop struggling in a vain attempt to save yourself, through any means. When you finally admit you can’t save yourself, God will jump into the water and save you!
By David Langerfeld
Source: The Daily Encourager, mailto:The_Daily_Encourager-subscribe@MyInJesus.com
Submitted by Malladi Murthy in India
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Britain's oldest triplets have celebrated their 80th birthday.
A party for Doris Kingston, Alice Holmes and Gladys Caress was attended by eighty friends and family, reports the Daily Mirror.
The three girls were born within 20 minutes of each other on June 12, 1927 in South Elmsall, West Yorkshire.
Triplets were so rare then that their dad Arnold Rodgers was given a pound note for each girl by King George V. He bought a suit with the cash.
Mum-of-eight Alice told how even her husband Maurice was once caught out because the triplets look so alike.
She said: "He was talking to Doris for half-an-hour before realising she wasn't me.
"And one man got in a bit of a tizz because he saw all three of us with different lads and he thought we were the same girl. He must have thought we were quite brazen."
Even their mother Elsie had trouble telling them apart. At the triplets' christening she put different coloured ribbons in their hair to identify them.
When the trio were two, the family moved to Leeds where Gladys and Alice still live. The three still meet every Wednesday and Thursday and holiday together at Whitby and Bridlington.
They held their 80th party at Doris's home in Selby, North Yorkshire, where entertainment included a bouncy castle.
Source: Ananova (06-13-07) http://www.ananova.com
For more on the story and to see pictures of them from birth to now visit:
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Mike and Jason were playing golf. Mike putted out and walked back to the cart. As Jason sank his putt, Mike suddenly jumped out of the cart and dropped his pants. He had just sat on a bee and got a nasty sting and desperately asked his partner to get the stinger out.
The scene of a man kneeling next to his playing partner's bare rear end, was too much for the group playing behind the twosome. The group raced up to the two golfers and asked a single question: "What was the bet?"
Submitted by Lorraine
Kansas City, MO. (UPI 06-12-07) -- An unattended toddler destroyed a sand painting that Tibetan monks had spent two days creating on the floor of Union Station in Kansas City, Mo.
The Kansas City Star said the monks "simply smiled and started over."
"It teaches us that nothing is permanent," said Staci Olsen, a volunteer at the Rime Buddhist Center in Kansas City.
Copyright 2007 by United Press International
Source: ArcaMax – Weird News, http://tinyurl.com/9kf44