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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 23, 1999

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

A good way to forget your troubles is to help others out of theirs." - Author Unknown

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When my two boys were little, there were two great joys on a Sunday afternoon after church. One was ordering takeout pizza for lunch and the other was going to pizza house with me to get the pizza.

This particular Sunday afternoon, Joel my youngest son had jumped at the opportunity to go with me. I put him in the car and as usual, he chattered all the way to the pizza house and all the way back.

Of course the greatest thrill for him was to be able to carry the pizza into the house with a great big smile across his face. "Can I carry the pizza in the house, Dad?" he asked me, and of course I let him.

About halfway to the house, the unthinkable happened and he tripped. Although he didn't fall, the pizza box slid out of his hands and landed upside down on the sidewalk. He looked at me and suddenly great big tears began to well up in his big brown eyes. "Dad, I dropped the pizza!" he cried. I tried to tell him it would be ok, but he was really upset. Into the house he went crying to my wife that he dropped the pizza. She also tried to tell him it would be ok, but he was still upset.

When we sat the box on the table and opened it, sure enough, it wasn't pizza, it was scrambled pizza! But, my wife took care of the problem by stating that this was going to be fun. My son was surprised. "Fun?", He asked. "Sure", my wife said, "Just take a piece of empty crust and put some pizza stuff on it." So there we were, each one of us making our own piece of pizza by adding "stuff" to a bare piece of crust. Pretty soon, Joel declared, "Hey, this is fun!"

Life is sometimes like scrambled pizza. Satan loves to trip us up and turn our world upside down. When it happens, all we can look at is the mess that we have made. Our only response is tears and despair over our own disasters. And yet, God can take the greatest disasters and turn them into the greatest of joys. He can turn the worst of circumstances into the greatest of opportunities. The life of the apostle Paul was one of dire circumstances, yet Paul said, "To live is Christ, to die is gain." We certainly do have a God that is greater far than any situation that we encounter in our lives.

SCRAMBLED PIZZA, By Steven C. Staats

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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


When my son was about 4 years old, he ask my wife where God lived. She was explaining as well as one can to a 4 year old about God being anywhere and everywhere but he wasn't quite understanding the concept. Finally, he said, well let's ask Dad, he knows. He even knows the way to grandma's. (At the time we lived about 2000 miles from grandma, so getting there was a great feat in his mind.) - By Walt Rodgers

(Walt Rodgers)


A boy was watching his father, a pastor, write a sermon. "How do you know what to say?" he asked.
"Why, God tells me."
"Oh, then why do you keep crossing things out?"

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A Port Angeles pastor announced that the scripture for the day would be from Micah. From the congregation came the small voice of a 4-year-old, "Who - me?" - Peninsula Daily News, September 3, 1999


A father took his 5-year-old son to several baseball games where The Star-Spangled Banner was sung before the start of each game. Then the father and son attended a church on a Sunday shortly before Independence Day. The congregation sang The Star-Spangled Banner, and after everyone sat down, the little boy suddenly yelled out, "PLAY BALL!!!"

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Ad found among the miscellaneous listing in the Stanwood/Camano, Wash., News: "Caution, homeowners between Warm Beach and Stanwood -- Daughter will be learning how to drive. Use caution after leaving garage or porch. Farmers advised to place hay bales around barns, farm equipment and slow-moving livestock. She will be driving white sedan with frightened father aboard." - Reader's Digest

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< BR>~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Why do women's blouses have the buttons on the left? . . . Men's shirts have the buttons on the right, but women's blouses have the buttons on the left. This is more than just a way to tell whether a shirt is for men or women. There is a historical reason for it.

During the Victorian period, buttons were quite expensive, and were mostly worn by rich people. Since proper, well-to-do ladies were dressed by their servants, and most people are right-handed, their buttons were placed on the servant's right, which is the wearer's left side. However, most gentlemen dressed themselves, so their buttons were placed on the wearer's right side.

Those who could not afford servants copied the style of the wealthy, and women's buttons thereafter remained on the left.

How to dress a proper Victorian lady:

Illustrated essay about a transitional period of Victorian fashion:

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