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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 4, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love." - William Wordsworth

Source: Gagler's Quote of the Day, signupquotes@gagler.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


Are you old enough to remember when typing class was noisy and when toothpaste came in metal tubes? If so, you're as old as I am. Congratulations on making it this far.

A wonderful young lady from our home church is involved at the college level with a student ministry. In her most recent prayer letter, she talks of witnessing to several Chinese students. Recently, one of them said to her, "Since it is difficult for us to communicate, (language)...I'm going to watch you -- watch how you live and act and speak -- and this will be how I determine whether the Bible is true or not." Wow -- wouldn't that put you on your toes?

Truth is, those around us are doing that all the time -- they just don't verbalize it like that. As you've often heard, we are the only Bible that most people will ever read. So, are we giving them a clear translation? It's a soul-searching thought that should make us rethink the depth of our commitment to Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 12:1 (NLT) says, "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily hinders our progress." There it is in plain English -- we do have an awesome responsibility. At the same time, fulfilling that obligation brings joy -- real joy. Get in on it

By Dave George in E-Cheer Devotional, Copyright (c) 2000, www.e-cheer.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

A story concerns itself with a wholesaler in New York who sent a letter to the postmaster of a small mid-western town. He asked for the name of an honest lawyer who would take a collection case against a local debtor who had refused to pay for a shipment of the wholesaler's goods. He got this reply:

"Dear Sir:

I am the postmaster of this village and received your letter. I am also an honest lawyer and ordinarily would be pleased to accept a case against a local debtor. In this case, however, I also happen to be the person you sold those crummy goods to. I received your demand to pay and refused to honor it. I am also the banker you sent the draft to draw on the merchant, and I sent that back with a note stating that the merchant had refused to pay. And if I were not, for the time being, substituting for the pastor of our local church, I would tell you just what I thought of your claim."

Source: Sermon Fodder, Sermon_Fodder-subscribe@onelist.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


Kravetz and the missus were stuck. They'd just received an invitation to a very high-class wedding but couldn't figure out the meaning of the abbreviation RSVP. "If only our son, the college grad, was here, he'd know," sighed Mrs. Kravetz as she kissed her husband good-bye.

She pondered the problem all day and finally in a moment of triumph called Kravetz at the shop. "Darling, I've figured it out," she shrieked. "RSVP means Remember Send Vedding Present."

Source: Giggles & Grins Copyright (c) 2000 by Igiggle@aol.com All Rights Reserved, gigglesngrins-subscribe@topica.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

Note: My father said that as you read the standard wording on many wedding invitations, " . . . requests the honor of your presence . . . " the couple to be married were hopping that you would be thinking "presents." - Richard :o)

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:


It looks and tastes as an ordinary broccoli but a new super-broccoli has been bred that could help in the battle against cancer. The new broccoli, bred from regular broccoli and a wild Sicilian relative, contains 10 times as much sulphoraphane, a substance that helps to neutralize cancer-causing substances in the intestine. Sulphoraphane is found in all brassicas, including Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, but broccoli has the highest concentrations. When sulphoraphane is released in the intestine by broccoli, it steps up production of enzymes that destroy cancer-causing substances in food, such as those found in meat, according to a report in New Scientist.

Source: ArcaMax Science News, www.arcamax.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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