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WITandWISDOM - February 3, 1999

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

With death so endless a proposition and life so breathtakingly brief, ask yourself: Should I avoid doing the things I really want to do? -Wayne Dyer

Submitted by Sharon Hamel


"If you touch a spider web anywhere, you set the whole thing trembling. . . . As we move around this world and as we act with kindness, perhaps, or with indifference, or with hostility toward the people we meet, we too are setting the great spider web a-tremble. The life that I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place and time my touch will be felt. Our lives are linked. No person is an island." - Frederick Buechner

Submitted by Gary Roberts, Richland, Indiana USA

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


No God - No Peace. Know God - Know Peace.

Free Trip to heaven. Details Inside!

An ad for St. Joseph's Episcopal Church has a picture of two hands holding stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments are inscribed and a headline that reads, "For fast, fast, fast relief, take two tablets."

When the restaurant next to the Lutheran Church put out a big sign with red letters that said, "Open Sundays," the church reciprocated with its own message: "We are open on Sundays, too."

A singing group called "The Resurrection" was scheduled to sing at a church. When a big snowstorm postponed the performance, the pastor fixed the outside sign to read, "The Resurrection is postponed."

God so loved the world that He did not send a committee.

Come in and pray today. Beat the Christmas rush!

Sign broken. Message inside this Sunday.

Dusty Bibles lead to Dirty Lives

If you don't like the way you were born, try being born again.

Looking at the way some people live, they ought to obtain eternal fire insurance soon.

In the dark? Follow the Son.

Running low on faith? Stop in for a fill-up.

Submitted by The Russells


The former ruler of Russia and his wife were called Tsar and Tsarina. . . . Their children were called Tsardines.

Source: LAUGH-A- LOT! http://Laugh-A-Lot.com/

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Handley Page, a pioneer in the world of aviation, was flying one of his finest planes across the Middle East long ago. Unbeknown to him, a large rat had crawled into the cargo area behind the cockpit before takeoff, attracted by the smell of food. While cruising several thousand feet in the air, Page heard the sickening sound of gnawing in his small plane. Realizing that he was not alone, his heart began to pound. Hydraulic lines and control cables ran throughout the cargo area. One misplaced bite could disable the aircraft and send him crashing to his death. There was no such thing as an autopilot at that time and being alone, Page could not abandon the controls to deal with his uninvited guest.

It was possible to land, but from his current altitude, there might not be time for him to descend safely before disaster struck. Besides, touching down on the uncertain desert sand was risky, and his chances of being able to take off agin would have been more difficult.

Then Page recalled some information he once thought of as mere trivia: Rats require more oxygen to survive than humans and oxygen decreases as altitude increases.

Page pulled back on the yoke, causing the aircraft to climb higher and higher. Up, up, up he flew. In a few short moments, the gnawing stopped. A few hours later, when he was safely on the ground, Page discovered a dead rat lying just behind the cockpit.

By Dr. Tony Evans, "A Guide to Spiritual Success," p 77, Published by Thomas Nelson Incorporated, Copyright (c) February 1994, ISBN: 0840734484 http://isbn.nu/0840734484/price

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