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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 21, 1999
"When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves." - William Arthur Ward
(E-zine: INSPIRATION A DAY! Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
It had been a frenetic afternoon of meetings and arguments. Everyone in the cast had frayed nerves and the heat of the day made it even worse. The only one to keep her head was Maria. She had been wonderful to all of us. Ever since rehearsals began, she had been like a mother hen, with soothing words and kind pats on our shoulders.
The cast broke for dinner, and I decided to drive home to change into more comfortable clothes before the evening session started. As I pulled out of the parking lot in Beverly Hills, I suddenly thought, Maria deserves a rose. I wished I had time to get one for her. But I barely had enough time to zip out to my home at the beach, and then race back to town for the continuation of our meeting.
I was stopped at a light near our building, when out of the blue a young man in the car next to mine rolled down his window and handed me a beautiful long stemmed rose. The light changed and he was gone before I could mutter my thanks.
I thanked God instead and thought, if He can send me a rose on Sunset Boulevard, we can certainly trust. If we open our hearts and let it be, it will come.
- from "The Delight of Life" from the book, "Out of the Blue"
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
MURPHY'S CHURCH LAWS
Film projectors always work before the class meeting begins.
The probability of the preacher tripping over the mike cord is greater on "Bring A Friend" Sunday than any other week.
The largest Bible Class will show up when the teacher feels his/her worst.
No matter how many bulletins you print, you'll always need one more.
A member living 15 miles away will be 15 minutes early; Members living two blocks will be 15 minutes late.
The shorter the agenda, the longer the business meeting.
Business meetings always last at least 15 minutes longer than they should.
Church committees should be made up of three members, two of whom should be absent at every meeting. (William Spurgeon)
When you answer the Bible teacher's question right, nobody remembers; when you are wrong, nobody forgets.
The furnace only fails when the outside temperature is more than 20 degrees below zero. The air conditioner only fails when the outside temperature is 90 degrees or above.
When the preacher misspeaks in a sermon, at least half of those taking notes will write the remark down as an important thought from the sermon.
- Copied from Garden City Church of Christ Bulletin.
(E-zine: SERMON FODDER http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/Sermon_Fodder )
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Bidding for various objects was proceeding furiously, when the auctioneer suddenly announced, "A gentleman in this room has lost a wallet containing Rs.10,000. If it is returned, he will pay a reward of Rs.2,000."
There was a moment's silence, and then from the back of the room came the cry: "Two Thousand Five Hundred."
(E-zine: Clean Humor Digest Mailto:email@example.com)
In the 1940s a survey listed the top seven discipline problems in public schools: talking, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls, getting out of line, wearing improper clothes, and not putting paper in wastebaskets. - Bits & Pieces, August 19, 1993
(Magazine: BITS & PIECES http://www.epinc.com/ )