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WITandWISDOM(tm) – October 8, 2007
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered. - G. K. Chesterton
Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
One of the most distinguished sculptors in American history was a man named Gutzon Borglum. He was a sculptor on a grand scale who is perhaps best known for his bust of Abraham Lincoln at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. On that project he carved the head of Lincoln from a large block of marble that had long been in his studio.
The woman who cleaned his work area had swept around the formless mass of marble day after day for a long time. Then one day, as Borglum's work progressed, she began to see the face of Lincoln emerging from the stone. She quickly turned and, looking at Borglum, asked, "Is that master Lincoln?"
"Yes," he replied.
"How did you know he was in there?" she asked.
The great sculptor knew, for he had double vision. All great artists have such a gift. They see what is and what can be.
God sees in us what can be and chips away on us day by day.
Source: Leader Links, http://www.leaderlinks.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
We had just finished an enthusiastic praise and worship time one Sunday morning. As the worship leader finished the last song, she went straight into prayer.
"Speak to us, O Lord," she prayed. "Open our hearts to hear your voice."
Just then we were startled to hear a deep, friendly voice coming from above our heads, saying, "Hello, how are you this morning?"
I opened my eyes in surprise and saw that the worship leader and my fellow parishioners were standing with eyes and mouths wide open, too.
After a moment of stunned silence, the worship leader chuckled and said, "Oh! The pastor must have forgotten to turn off his lapel microphone when he went out to greet latecomers!"
By Kathy Leonard, Palmyra, Virginia, "Lite Fare," Today's Christian
Source: Today's Christian, http://tinyurl.com/oqyrc
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Seen Around: A man driving a truck with his arm draped across the bench seat and a dog sitting next to him. The truck had a bumper sticker that read, “Women should come with instructions.”
Source: Peninsula Daily News, August 2007, http://peninsuladailynews.com
Family Minute With Mark Merrill . . .
Mom, do you want to help your children grow into responsible adults?
Then, give them chores. Research shows that children who are taught the value of hard work at an early age grow into successful adults. A University of Minnesota researcher found that the adults who were most successful in their mid-twenties were the ones who had helped with household chores when they were 3 or 4.
So put your kids on the road to success with a little sweeping and cleaning around the house.
A chore chart to help you.
By Mark W. Merrill, © 2007. All rights reserved, http://myfamilyminute
Source: Laughter for a Saturday