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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 24, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time. - James Thurber, New Yorker, Apr. 29, 1939 "The Owl who was God"

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


Mark Twain, in his story “Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven,” shared a tale that was obviously intended to be completely absurd. Captain Stormfield, the story goes, had died and was on his way to heaven, but was unable to resist the temptation to race with a comet.

He ended up way off course in a sort of heavenly “missing persons bureau.” An angel, wanting to help, went up in a balloon alongside a huge map of the universe, hoping to locate our solar system. The map was about the size of the whole state of Rhode Island.

Three days later the angel came back down to report that he might have found our solar system, but he couldn’t be sure. It might have been just flyspecks!

Just an absurd piece of exaggeration. Never intended to be taken seriously. But we know now that Mark Twain may not have been so far off. We are like a tiny cinder on the edge of the universe. Could the Creator ever be concerned with us? Does He even know that we are here?

It was David who wrote, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” Psalm 8:3, 4

By George Vandeman

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) January 1985, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Irish Blessings, Sayings And Toasts

God is good, but never dance in a small boat.

May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.

May the roof above us never fall in and may the friends gathered below it never fall out.

Bless your little Irish heart and every other Irish part.

May you live to be a hundred years, with an extra one to repent!

May your hand be always stretched out in friendship and never in want.

A new broom sweeps clean, but an old one knows the corners.

An inch is a lot on a nose.

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


I had taken a rare day off from work and, having shed the corporate uniform, was dressed scruffily, with my hair in rollers. Glancing out my window, I saw a van blocking my driveway. Incensed, I flew to the door and told the driver to move it immediately.

About an hour later, all dressed up to go shopping, I was backing my car out of the driveway and noticed the driver standing on the sidewalk. A little embarrassed, I smiled and nodded hello. "Ma'am," he said to me. "I hope your grandmother is only visiting. She is one tough old cookie."

Submitted by Betsy

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

As musket balls and canon balls flew, and the 15th Century French Army prepared to retreat before the dominance of the English one more time, the visionary Joan of Arc prepared to scale the enemy's wall with a shield of faith and her sacred sword. An officer bellowed out, 'Don't go over the wall. No one will follow you!' The teenage peasant girl, strengthened by her faith in a mighty God, replied, “I'm not going to be looking to see if anyone is following me. I'm going over the wall.”

For more about Joan of Arc visit:

Source: Leader Links, http://www.leaderlinks.com

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