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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 11, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book." - Jim Rohn

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Some time ago, a few ladies met to read the scriptures. While reading the third chapter of Malachi they came upon a remarkable expression in the third verse. "And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver."

One lady's opinion was that it was intended to convey the view of the sanctifying influence of the grace of Christ. Then she proposed to visit a silversmith and report to her friends what he said on the subject. She went accordingly and without telling the objective of her errand, begged to know the process of refining silver, which he fully described to her.

"But Sir," she said, "Do you sit while the work of refining is going on?"

"Oh, yes, madam," replied the silversmith, "I must sit with my eye steadily fixed on the furnace, for if the time necessary for refining is exceeded in the slightest degree, the silver will be injured."

The lady at once saw the beauty, and comfort too, of the expression, "He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver." Christ sees it needful to put His children into a furnace; His eye is steadily intent on the work of purifying, and His wisdom and love are both engaged in the best manner for them. Their trials do not come at random; "the very hairs of our head are all numbered."

As the lady was leaving the shop, the silversmith called her back, and said that he had one more thing further to mention, that he only knows when the process of purifying is complete, by seeing his own image reflected in the silver.

Submitted by: Phil Sarlo via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Children's Humor for the Young at Heart:

Q: Why does a cow wear a bell?

A: Its horns don't work.

Q: What did the baby porcupine say when it backed into the cactus?

A: Is that you, Mother?

Q: What did one eye say to the other?

A: There's something between us that smells.

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A father was visiting America, from Europe, for the very first time. He goes up and down the isles with his son, at the local Giant Food Store.

DAD: "Vas diss?? Powdered Orange Juice??"

SON: "Yeh, Dad. You just add a little water, and you have fresh 'orange juice'."
. . . . a few minutes later, in a different isle . . . .

DAD: "Und vas dis?? Powdered milk?? "

SON: "Yeh, Dad. You just add a little water, and you have fresh milk!"
. . . . a few minutes later, in a different isle . . . .

DAD: "Und give a kook here!! Baby Powder !! Vat a country, vat a country!!"

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~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

Is there a difference between flotsam and jetsam? . . .

Ham and cheese, jacket and tie, love and marriage - some things just seem to go together. Flotsam and jetsam is another pairing that so easily rolls off our lips. But when it does, what are we saying? What are they? Is there a difference between them?

Today flotsam and jetsam describe debris of any kind. But originally they specifically referred to debris left on the sea by ships. Flotsam was whatever was left floating when a ship sank, while jetsam was anything that was intentionally thrown (or jettisoned) overboard. Between the two, they covered anything that left a ship between ports but did not sink to the bottom.

From: Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise? by David Feldman

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