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WITandWISDOM(tm) - July 23, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

A good test of a man's integrity is his behavior when he is wrong.

Submitted by Malladi Murthy in India


Every person should seek to have three individuals in their life: a Paul, a Barnabas, and a Timothy.

A Paul is an older person who is willing to mentor you, to build into your life. Not someone who's smarter or more gifted than you, but somebody who's been down the road. Somebody willing to share their strengths and weaknesses -- everything they have learned in the laboratory of life. Somebody whose faith you'll want to imitate.

A Barnabas is a soul friend, somebody who loves you but is not impressed by you. Somebody to whom you can be accountable. Somebody who's willing to keep you honest, who's willing to say, "Hey, you're neglecting your spouse, and don't give me any guff!"

A Timothy is a younger person into whose life you are building. For a model, read 1st and 2nd Timothy. Here was Paul, the quintessential mentor, building into the life of his protégé -- affirming, encouraging, teaching, correcting, directing, praying.

Do you have these three people in your life?

By Howard Hendricks, Professor at Dallas Theological Seminary in Men of Integrity, Vol. 1, no. 1.

Submitted by Malladi Murthy in India

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Quotes of the Day

The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children. - King Edward VIII

What we call 'Progress' is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. - Havelock Ellis

Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes. - Mickey Mouse

In case you're worried about what's going to become of the younger generation, it's going to grow up and start worrying about the younger generation. - Roger Allen

Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html


A man making heavy breathing sounds from a phone box told the worried operator: "I haven't got a pen so I'm steaming up the window to write the number on."

Submitted by B. B.

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

More Than Half The UK Is Christian But Only 1 In 10 Of These Attend Church Weekly

Christianity is still the predominant faith in the UK with over half (53%) or 26.2 million adults claiming to be Christian; while other faiths account for 6%. So, three out of five people in the population are affiliated with faith and the remainder claim to have no religion (39%). (Section 2.1) 7.6 million attend church monthly (including 4.9 million weekly) Given the competing demands for time it is reasonable to equate monthly attendance with a commitment to regular churchgoing.

7.6 million UK adults (15%) attend at least monthly. The majority of these, 4.9 million (10% of UK adults) attend at least weekly. Adding in fringe and occasional churchgoers (5 million) means that one in four UK adults (26%) or 12.6 million attend church at least once a year. (Section 2.2,3.1)

Source: British charity Tearfund, http://tinyurl.com/22zbk5

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