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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 17, 1999
We should never attempt to bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people try to bear three kinds - all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have. - Edward Everett Hale - "The Timothy Report", SwanLC@aol.com
(E-zine: MONDAY FODDER Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Monday_Fodder)
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
One day I went to God expecting that he would give comfort right away. He didn't. I remember praying, "Lord, if You would just show me what to do to help my child get rid of this sinful way of hers . . . "
As I prayed, my emotions were in a whirlwind, and God gently reminded me that He is the perfecter of my children. He allowed my emotions to remain in turmoil until I came to that point of truth. If He had given me comfort when I asked for it, I would have walked away embracing the lie that I am the perfecter of my children's faith.
I have discovered that it is not I who wait for God to give me comfort, but God who waits for me to draw closer, so that I can receive His comfort.
By Elaine Creasman, DECISION, August 1998
(Magazine: DECISION http://www.graham- assn.org/decision/)
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
POLITICAL QUOTES - (Part 1 of 2)
"I resent your insinuendoes."
"No man is an Ireland."
"If we don't make some changes, the status quo will remain the same."
"We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world."
"If Lincoln were alive today, he'd roll over in his grave."
"We do not have censorship. What we have is a limitation on what newspapers
"Candidly, I cannot answer that. The question is too suppository."
"Let's jump off that bridge when we come to it."
"To be demeanered like that is an exercise in fertility."
"I deny the allegations, and I defy the allegators."
"If somebody's gonna stab me in the back, I want to be there."
"When you're talking to me, keep your mouth shut."
(E-zine: THE FUNNY LIST http://www.egroups.com/list/thefunnylist)
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A truck driver was driving along on the freeway. A sign comes up that reads "Low bridge ahead." Before he knows it the bridge is right ahead of him and he gets stuck under the bridge. Cars are backed up for miles.
Finally, a police car comes up. The policeman gets out of his car and walks around to the truck driver, puts his hands on his hips and says, "Got stuck huh?"
The truck driver says, "No, I was delivering this bridge and ran out of gas."
(E-zine: THE FUNNIES Mailto:Andychap@aol.com)
How does Africa make Florida dusty? . . . Because of the strong, persistent trade winds that blow across the equatorial Atlantic Ocean, each year millions of tons of reddish-brown dust from Africa settle over Florida, sometimes forming a thin coating on cars and other surfaces. These fine dust particles make it hard for some Florida cities to meet federal clean air standards.
The dust is swept up from the Sahara Desert during storms. It can rise as high as 15,000 feet (4,600 meters) before it gets carried out to sea.
While the clouds of dust cross the Atlantic Ocean, most of the large particles fall out and sink into the water. But the smallest remain aloft, sometimes causing hazy skies and health problems for Floridians.
Dust from Africa also affects the Caribbean region:
Dust can be swept up from China and dropped in California: