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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 19, 2007
"An unread Bible is like food uneaten, a love letter never read, a buried sword, a road map unstudied, gold never mined." - Jerry Vines, A Practical Guide to Sermon Preparation, p.69, http://isbn.nu/9780802467447
Submitted by Malladi Murthy in India
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Gary Fuller has almost finished transcribing The Bible in Living Sound in Mandarin in preparation to placing it on the MegaVoice device. This has been a most tedious job and as an efficient worker he has sought ways to shorten the process.
The other day he inadvertently dropped his keyboard while he was on the internet. When he retrieved the keyboard there was an ad for a free audio batch file converter that appeared on his screen. This program makes multiple file conversions instead of the single file conversion that he had been doing.
Using this method he has cut his working time by three fourths and of course is delighted with the prospect of doing future transcriptions in such a speedy manner.
With Gary, nothing is “by chance”. He is convinced that divine Providence caused this program to appear just when he was getting weary of the slow process. This efficient method prepares the way to quickly convert into audio Bible on MegaVoice the many recorded languages awaiting transcription.
Submitted by Leora DeWitt
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
It was the first time I had attended a shower for both the bride- and groom-to-be. Lacy and Arthur took turns opening the practical gifts: towels, cookware, and the like.
Unfortunately one guest hadn't been told it was to be a joint shower, so when Arthur opened a box containing lingerie meant for Lacy, the embarrassed woman exclaimed, "I didn't know Arthur was going to be here!"
But Arthur jumped up, ran over to the lady and enveloped her in an enthusiastic hug. "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" he exclaimed. "This is exactly what we needed!"
Submitted by Lorraine
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that "individuality" is the key to success. - Robert Orben
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A guide dog is reportedly helping to lead the hymns every Sunday at a Welsh chapel.
Teddy the golden retriever has become a member of the small congregation at Rehoboth in Five Roads, near Llanelli, where he is adding his bark to the singing.
The five-year-old has been attending services with his carer Nona Rees since February but in the last month he has started to play a more vocal role.
Mrs Rees told the BBC that the dog only joins with the rousing hymns and often takes a break to sleep during sermons.
She has been looking after the golden retriever while his owner recovers from illness.
"Everywhere I go he goes," she said. "He just used to put his head down and sleep but then one day started to join in - I did not know where to look."
But she said other members of the congregation seemed quite happy with the extra voice so he has continued attending on Sundays ever since.
"It's not every hymn - its the faster ones and the higher ones he joins in," added Mrs Rees
"He's a lovely working guide dog and I will be very sorry to see him go when he returns to his owner."
Chapel organist Jim Jones added: "We are only a small chapel - usually there are less than 20 of us - but they are all singing a bit louder so they can be heard over Teddy."
Source: Ananova (06-15-07) http://www.ananova.com