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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 13, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." - Lee Iacocca

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By Ken McFarland,

How does Job's story in the Bible help in answering the universal "Why?" What does his story have to say to those who suffer?

1. That God is not our enemy and that Satan is not our friend.

2. That God does at times permit us to suffer - whether as a result of Satan's direct attacks, our own sinful choices, or simply because we live in a sin-filled world.

3. That we may not always know or understand the "Why?" does not give us an excuse to blame God for our troubles.

4. That when we know God well enough, we will have found Him to be so consistently wise and full of love in all His dealings with us, that our faith in that love and wisdom cannot be shaken, no matter what He permits to come into our lives. We will be utterly sure that - even if we don't fully know the answer to our "Why?" - God has good reasons for permitting our trouble. And we will be unswerving in our belief that God's reasons are the wisest and most loving reasons possible. We will be convinced that if we could know what He knows and love as He loves, we too would permit what He has permitted.
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~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

You Need to Study More Geography If You Think...

Andes is an after dinner mint.
The Balkans are an alien people on Star Trek.
The English Channel is a TV sitcom about Charles and Di.
The United Kingdom is a cultural theme park.
Butte Montana is Joe's new girlfriend.
Reno Nevada is what you get for being Attorney General.
The Tropic of Cancer is a sun screen lotion.
The $10,000 Pyramid is in Egypt.
The Ring of Fire is the center ring of Barnum and Bailey's Circus.
The Bermuda Triangle is a percussion instrument in a reggae band.
The Cumberland Gap gives out a pair of clogs with every set of jeans sold.
The International Dateline is a new cable TV network.
The Equator is a cartoon action figure.
The Continental Shelf is a specialty section of the supermarket.
An archipelago is a food stabilizer.
The Dust Bowl is Granny's old favorite dish.
A fault is what you find in other people.
A fjord is a Norwegian car.
A mantle is what goes over your fireplace.
Tide is a laundry detergent.
You can do a research paper to find out who killed the Dead Sea.

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From a California bar association's newsletter: "Correction: The following typo appeared in our last bulletin: 'Lunch will be gin at 12:15.' Please correct to read '12 noon.' "

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Elwood Edwards' voice is heard more than 27 million times a day (which comes to more than 18,000 times per minute). Edwards is the man behind those special 3 words (not "I love you") but "You've got mail!".

Back in 1989, Edwards' wife, Karen, was working in customer service for a little-known outfit in Vienna, Virginia called Quantum Computer Services. Quantum had an online service called Q-Link. Karen overheard the company's CEO, a young guy by the name of Steve Case, describe how he wanted to add a voice to its user interface. Her advice: "I said, 'Hey, you ought to try Elwood.'" Her husband had spent his entire career in local radio and TV.

Edwards agreed to record four simple phrases on a run-of-the-mill cassette player: "Welcome!"; "File's done"; "Goodbye"; and, of course, "You've got mail!". Quantum changed its name to AOL and Edwards's voice debuted on AOL 1.0 in October 1989.

Source: Useless Digest, Copyright (c) 2000 All Rights Reserved, www.uselessknowledge.com/ via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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