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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 29, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

What we need is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience. - St. Francis de Sales

Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://home.comcast.net/~mrs.carol/


A story is told in Unfamiliar Stories of Familiar Hymns, by William Hart, of a missionary couple, the Rev. and Mrs. R. W. Porteous, missionaries with the former China Inland Mission board, and their use of this hymn while expecting momentary death from a band of Chinese terrorists. The missionaries tell of being led to a lonely spot on a hill and being told “This is the place!” When the executioner took his long knife from his shoulder, the courageous couple, expecting immediate death, began to sing:

Face to face with Christ my Savior,
Face to face—what will it be
When with rapture I behold Him,
Jesus Christ who died for me?

To the missionary couple’s surprise, no order was given. The executioner shouldered his axe-like knife and Mr. and Mrs. Porteous were released and permitted to return to their headquarters in Shanghai. They often told their story of their singing faith and their anticipation of seeing their Savior “face to face” in the hour of expected death.”

By Kenneth W. Osbeck, 101 More Hymn Stories., p. 87, http://isbn.nu/9780825434204

Submitted by Leora DeWitt

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

New Words

Applausiating - Someone taking so much credit it's nauseating.

Chordless - Without musical merit.

Fallapartable - Something doomed to collapse.

Heyride - A drive-by shouting.

Laundrotate - Putting in a fresh load of laundry, moving wet clothes to the dryer, taking the dry clothes out and folding them.

Pompuss - Cat attitude.

Soaprano - Someone who sings in the shower.

Whinese - The language used by people who complain a lot.

Selected, with edits by Mark Raymond, from Witwords

From: Mark Mail, http://mrhumor.net/

Source: Monday Fodder by Dave Aufrance, Missionary in Hongkong


Our first-grade teacher's pupils eagerly took part in all the plans and preparations for her upcoming wedding. One day of the little girls approached her. “I'm going to be at your wedding,” she said, “but I won't be able to go to your deception.”

Submitted by Lorraine

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Media Players More Dangerous Than Windows
By Scott Dunn

Windows users face the greatest security risks today not from flaws in Windows itself but from unpatched media players.

That's because many are running versions of Flash, Java, and QuickTime that are unpatched against the latest security threats.

Contributing editor Ryan Russell, whose columns appeared in the July 26 and Aug. 9 issues of the newsletter, described how we affiliated with Secunia.com, a respected security firm that conducts the tests. We've found that Secunia's service provides such important information that we want all of our free subscribers to take the test as well.

The tests of our paid subscribers showed which applications are the most likely to be installed but unpatched on users' PCs. In the following list, number 1 represents the unpatched application that was found on the greatest number of readers' machines, with higher numbers representing fewer machines:

1. Adobe Flash Player 9.x
2. Sun Java JRE 1.6.x/6.x
3. Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
4. Macromedia Flash Player 8.x
5. Macromedia Flash Player 7.x
6. Apple QuickTime 7.x
7. Macromedia Flash Player 5.x
8. Mozilla Firefox 2.0.x
9. Macromedia Flash Player 4.x
10. Adobe Reader 7.x

You can find the Software Inspector here:

Source: Windows Secrets, http://WindowsSecrets.com

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