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WITandWISDOM(tm) – November 21, 2007
If you can't realize God residing closely within your heart it is utterly impossible for you to find Him elsewhere in the world. - Satguru Shri Wamanrao Pai
Submitted by Lalit Pise
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
From the Albany Journal, 1890
A true Christian never looks down on anybody, and yet this habit of looking down on the less fortunate acquaintances is common enough to make the following advice, given by the Albany Journal to its young readers, very timely:
“Don’t look down on a boy because he wears shabby clothes; when Edison, the inventor of the telephone, first entered Boston, he wore a pair of yellow breeches in the depth of winter.
“Don’t look down on a boy because his home is plain and unpretending; Abraham Lincoln’s early home was a log cabin.
“Don’t look down on a boy because of the ignorance of his parents; Shakespeare, the world’s poet, was the son of a man who was unable to write his own name.
“Don’t look down on a boy because he chooses a humble trade; the author of the ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles.
“Don’t look down on a boy because of physical disability; Milton was blind.
“Don’t look down on a boy because of dullness in his lessons; Hogarth, the celebrated painter, was a very dull boy at his books.
“Don’t look down on a boy because he stutters; Demosthenes, the great orator of Greece, overcame a harsh and stammering voice.
“Don’t look down on anyone; not just because some day they may outstrip you in the race of life, but because it is neither kind, nor right, nor Christian.”
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) April 21, 1890, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
The Answer Man by Andy Seamans
State Your Names
Several readers suggested this week's quiz on the nicknames of the various United States. See how you do.
1. Which of the 50 states is nicknamed the Beehive State?
2. Name the Volunteer State.
3. Which is the Beaver State?
4. Where is the Pine Tree State?
5. What is the proper name of the state known as the Heart of Dixie?
6. Which of the 50 is often called the Empire State?
7. What state is praised as the Land of Enchantment?
8. Name the Cornhusker State.
9. Give us the name of what is popularly termed the Grand Canyon State.
10. The Bay State is also sometimes termed the Old Colony State. What is its proper name?
Andy Seaman’s Answers:
1. Utah is the Beehive State.
2. Tennessee is the Volunteer State.
3. Oregon is the Beaver State.
4. Maine is the Pine Tree State.
5. Alabama is known as the Heart of Dixie.
6. New York is the Empire State.
7. New Mexico bears that pleasant title.
8. Nebraska is the Cornhusker State.
9. Arizona is the Grand Canyon State.
10. These are nicknames for Massachusetts.
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~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"Vegetarian" - An old Indian word meaning "poor hunter".
Source: Monday Fodder by Dave Aufrance, Missionary in Hongkong, http://www.fishermansnet.com/monday-fodder/
Kenneth Hart, a psychology professor at the University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada), studied sixty-six recovering alcoholics. The individuals had one thing in common: They were all angry with someone. Teaching forgiveness, Hart found, is one way to break the cycle that causes recovering alcoholics to relapse. If they release their anger through forgiveness, they no longer have a reason to use alcohol as an escape. One of the former addicts said, "Forgiveness is more for yourself than for the person you're forgiving. For me to forgive that person sets me free."
Source: Turning Point Daily Devotional