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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 1, 1999
"I no longer worry about being a brilliant conversationalist. I simply try to be a good listener. I notice that people who do that are usually welcome wherever they go." - Frank Bettger
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~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
E-CHEER 10-18-99 "Some are square"
By Dave Lloyd George
Sometimes readers get upset with me because they misread what I said. Church announcements can also do that, like this one: "MaggieD. is in the hospital and needs blood donors. She is also having trouble sleeping and has requested tapes of pastor's sermons."
One of the wooden things I can still make since my stroke is a massager car. It has nearly square wheels, and when you roll it over those tight muscles, it's like having a hundred fingers giving you a workout. Kids probably wouldn't play with it because of the wheels, but when it is used for its intended purpose it brings wonderful relief.
Some of us are "square" - we love God, we go to church, we try to be decent and honest, etc. Yeah, we're square, but it's great. When we allow God to use us for His intended purpose, we can also bring some relief to those around us. We can bring compassion, encouragement and joy, but the greatest relief we can bring is the relief from the guilt of sin when we introduce them to Jesus Christ.
Being "square" means a solid foundation for our lives. 1 Cor. 3:11 (NIV) advises: "For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Christ Jesus." That's as solid as you can get!
To see the Massager Car, go to: http://www.e-cheer.com/crafts
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
SLIPS THAT PASS IN THE TYPE
Above an Asheville, N.C., "Citizen-Times" news story about Middle East peacemaking: "Envoy Calls for Peach Before Talks."
From a hospital cafeteria menu, printed in the Moscow-Pullman, Idaho, "Daily News:" "Wednesday lunch - Grilled Pastrami and Swill on Dark Rye."
In the Houston, Texas, "Chronicle" classified-ad section for farms and ranches: "Deer, turkey, wild wife."
Classified ad in St. Peters, Mo., "Journal," listing job benefits: "Advancement Opportunities. Professional Training. $350 per week plus bones."
- Reader's Digest, July 1999
(Magazine: Reader's Digest http:www.readersdigest.com )
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"An abstract noun," the teacher said, "is something you can think of, but you can't touch. Can you give me an example of one?"
"Sure," a teenage boy replied. "My father's new car."
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With all of this talk about hurricanes, I am getting a lot of e-mail asking me what my favorite "weather" site is. I actually have a few, but the one I reference the most is the Weather Channel site: http://weather.com They seem to have the most up-to-date info around. Another site I use for comparison is Intellicast: http://www.intellicast.com - Enjoy, and stay dry! - Byron Bytesworth
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