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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 4, 2007
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Source: Molly's Quotes of the Day,
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Long ago, there was a village blacksmith who boasted of his invincible strength. He proudly declared he could break anyone's chains. When strong steel links were brought to him, he found the weakest link... and easily snapped the metal.
One day, the blacksmith broke the law and was put into chains. He scoffed at his jailers. Didn't they know his incredible power?
Carefully he sifted through the links... again and again... unable to find the usual flaw. Then, in horror he realized he'd been bound by... his OWN chains!
And, that's the way it is with sin. You may think you're strong enough to withstand Satan's enticements. But, when you repeatedly give in to temptation, you become what has become a habit.
Dear one, what "binds" you today? Ask for God's help. He will set you free!
"Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you." - James 4: 7
By Vonette Bright who is the co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ International and host of Women Today with Vonette Bright, a series of national radio spots which can be found at: http://www.womentoday.org
Submitted by Malladi Murthy in India
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Age By Car Radio
Every button is programmed to pop, rock, and rap -- except the oldie's station for your parents.
Still programmed to rap, rock, and pop, plus the station that gives the traffic reports. As you approach the 30's, you'll probably also add the talk station that everyone at work talks about.
Will use the "scan" button and hear the first pop tune you learned as a kid on the oldie's station.
Approaching Middle Age:
Thank goodness for "adult" pop, rock, and soul; will actually listen to the oldies for a few tunes.
Truly Middle Age:
It's not that you're old enough to listen to the oldies, it's just that they keep playing songs you know.
The radio is either on the oldies or off.
Stopped listening to the radio -- that "oldies" station started playing all of this "new music".
Source: Laughter for a Saturday
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Two cockroaches are having lunch. The first says to the second, "You should have seen the kitchen I was in yesterday. It was immaculate. There wasn't a crumb on the floor."
The second cockroach says, "Please, not while I'm eating."
Source: Monday Fodder by Dave Aufrance, Missionary in Hongkong
History records amazing coincidences in the lives of two of America's founders - Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. You are aware that Jefferson labored for two weeks writing the Declaration of Independence. He showed his drafts to Adams and Benjamin Franklin, who edited it, honed Jefferson's ideas and refined the document. When it was finally finished, he brought it before the Continental Congress for approval. And America remembers her birth date, of course, as July 4, 1776.
Jefferson and Adams spent the next 50 years debating ideas about how this new nation should govern itself and what it should eventually become. Their administrations argued philosophies and legislation. Sometimes the two men were contentious, but later in life they seemed to develop more of an appreciation for each other. Though they lived far apart, they faithfully corresponded.
Surprisingly (and coincidentally), they both died the same day! Adams is said to have uttered, just before he died, "Thomas Jefferson survives." He couldn't have known that Jefferson himself died only a few hours earlier.
Do you know what that day was? July 4 - Independence Day. Do you know what year? It was 1826, exactly 50 years from the signing of the Declaration of Independence. And the coincidences don't end there.
Couriers were dispatched with the news of the great men's deaths. From Braintree, Massachusetts the messenger with news about Adams traveled south. Jefferson's messenger came north from Monticello, Virginia. Do you know where they met? In Philadelphia ... under the shadow of the great hall where both men's lives were so dramatically shaped, and where they labored to give birth to a nation.
Coincidence? Perhaps. But historians of the day often attributed these coincidences to providence - as a good omen for a new nation.
By Steve Goodier who is the editor of The Life Support System, a motivational e-newsletter delivered daily to 85,000 subscribers in over 100 nations. His inspirational newsletter and books are available through his website at http://www.lifesupportsystem.com
Source: Life Support System, mailto:LifeSupportfirstname.lastname@example.org