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WITandWISDOM(tm) October 11, 2007
ISSN 1538-8794

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Wayne Gretzky had it right when it came to vision. The Great One said the reason he was so successful is that he never skated to where the puck was. He skated to where the puck was going to be." - Ray Pelletier

From: It's All About Service: How To Lead Your People To Care For Your Customers, By Ray Pelletier, http://isbn.nu/0471716758

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

~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:

My father spent a lifetime in the newspaper business. When we went on family vacations, each day, wherever we were, my dad bought a local newspaper. He would look through the paper, noting all the technical features: the weight of the newsprint, the style of type, the layout, the number of column inches given to advertising, and so on. He could often tell the type of press that was used just by looking the paper over carefully.

Now my mom, when she picked up this same paper, read the human interest stories and looked through the ads. My older brother read the sports page and the comics. And me, I pretty much looked out the window reading someone else's hometown newspaper wasn't my idea of a vacation. The point is this: you see what you have eyes to see. We all had eyes and all had access to the same thing, but each of us saw and experienced it differently.

Grace transforms our vision and brings spiritual focus. Jesus consistently conveyed to His followers the importance of their work, and He offered ordinary people the opportunity to be part of something extraordinary. His call to men mending their nets was, "Come, follow me . . . and I will make you fishers of men" (Matt. 4:19). It was a larger, more significant vision.

Excerpted from Grace-full Leadership: Understanding the Heart of a Christian Leader by John C. Bowling, http://isbn.nu/9780834117754

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

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A father and his small son were out walking one day when the lad asked how electricity could go through the wires stretched between the telephone poles. "I don't know," said his father. "I never knew much about electricity."

A few blocks farther on, the boy asked what caused lightning and thunder. "That too has
puzzled me," came the reply.

The youngster continued to inquire about many things, none of which the father could explain.

Finally, as they were nearing home, the boy said, "Pop, I hope you didn't mind all those
questions."

"Not at all," replied his father. "How else are you going to learn!"

Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2007, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.php

~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:

My girlfriend called me as she was driving to an appointment. She arrived, and I could tell from her voice that she was getting frustrated. Finally, she said, "I know I had my cell phone with me. And now I can't find it!"

I replied, "Aren't you talking on it?"

There was a solid period of stunned silence as the reality of the situation sank in - followed by, "You are NOT going to tell anybody about this!"

Source: Chapnotes, mailto:xanmansa@chapnotes.org?Subject=Subscribe

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

A father posed for a publicity picture in a desperate attempt to find the daughter he had not seen for ten years.

Michael Dick scoured the streets of Sudbury, Suffolk, and looked through the electoral register searching for Lisa, 31, reports Metro.

After drawing a blank, he went to the Suffolk Free Press newspaper, which ran a story on his search.

The paper took a picture for the article, of Michael and his younger daughters Samantha, 22, and 10-year-old Shannon.

Lisa, a mother of three, discovered her father, 58, was trying to find her when friends mentioned the story.

And when she looked at the photograph, she was amazed to spot herself in the picture behind her father and two half-sisters.

Lisa, Mr Dick's daughter from his first marriage, moved to Sudbury with her mother as a baby after her parents split up.

Lisa, who now lives in Colchester, Essex, had only gone to Sudbury on the day the picture was taken to visit her mother.

Source: Ananova (August 17, 2007) http://www.ananova.com


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