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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 5, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Life will sometimes hand you a magical moment. Savor it.

Source: Thought for Your Day, thoughtfortoday-subscribe@egroups.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


THE PASTOR'S PLIGHT - Author Unknown

The pastor of a church is in a precarious position; he can't please everyone! It has been said:

If he is young, he lacks experience; if his hair is grey, he's too old for the young people.

If he has several children, he has too many; if he has no children, he's setting a bad example.

If he preaches from his notes, he has canned sermons and is too dry; if he doesn't use notes, he has not studied and is not deep.

If he is attentive to the poor people in the church, they claim he is playing to the grandstand; if he pays attention to the wealthy, he is trying to be an aristocrat.

If he suggests changes for improvement of the church, he is a dictator; if he makes no suggestions, he is a figurehead.

If he uses too many illustrations, he neglects the Bible; if he doesn't use enough illustrations, he isn't clear.

If he condemns wrong, he is cranky; if he doesn't preach against sin, he's a compromiser.

If he fails to please somebody, he's hurting the church and ought to leave; if he tries to please everyone, he is a fool.

If he preaches about money, he's a money grabber; if he doesn't preach spiritual giving, he is failing to develop the people.

If he drives an old car, he shames his congregation; if he drives a new car, he is setting his affection on earthly things.

If he preaches all the time, the people get tired of hearing one man; if he invites guest speakers, he is shirking his responsibility.

If he receives a large salary, he's mercenary; if he receives only a small salary, well-it proves he isn't worth much anyway.

Source: The Funnies, andychaps_the-funnies-subscribe@egroups.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Part 1 of 3 [May 5, 16, 26]
Compiled by WITandWISDOM(tm) 2000

Anti-Body . . . against everyone

Artery . . . study of paintings

Bacteria . . . back door to a cafeteria

Barium . . . what to do when treatment fails

Benign . . . what we want when we are eight

Bowel . . . letters like A E I O or U

Caesarean Section . . . a district in Rome

Cardiology . . . advanced study of poker playing

Carpal . . . someone with whom you drive to work

Cat scan . . . searching for ones lost kitty

Cauterize . . . made eye contact with her

Chiropractor . . . an Egyptian doctor

Colic . . . sheep dog

Coma . . . punctuation mark

Congenital . . . friendly

D/C . . . where Washington is

Dilate . . . to live long

Do you have a "medical term" that could be added to the section A - D? Mailto:Richard@witandwisdom.org?subject=Medical_Terms


Having lost weight over the past few years, I was discarding things from my wardrobe that no longer fit. My seven-year-old niece was watching as I held up a huge pair of slacks.

"Wow," I said. "I must have worn these when I was 183."

My niece looked puzzled, then asked, "How old are you now?"

By Judy R. Steel

Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) www.readersdigest.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

by Fuller Institute

90 % of pastors work more than 46 hours a week.
80 % believe pastoral ministry has affected their families negatively.
33 % say that being in the ministry is an outright hazard to their family.
75 % report a significant stress-related crisis at least once in their ministry.
50 % feel unable to meet the needs of the job.
90 % feel they were inadequately trained to cope with ministry demands.
70 % say they have a lower self-image than when they started in the ministry.
40 % report a serious conflict with a parishioner at least once a month.
70 % do not have someone they consider a close friend.

From "Partners in Prayer," by John Maxwell, p. 80

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